1. (Noun): A commotion or fuss  
    1. (Trans Verb): To put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange
  1. (Synonyms): Brouhaha, hoopla, outburst, ruckus

ChiArts’ annual spring benefit and presentation, Kerfuffle!, welcomes supporters, arts partners, and civic leaders to raise funds in support of ChiArts’ conservatory programs. Student artists and performers display their talents throughout the evening through open studios, poetry stations, pop-up performances, and an opening feature on stage.

Funds raised through Kerfuffle! are integral to continuing our tuition-free arts program, which serves over 600 students from all of Chicago’s 50 wards. ChiArts’ arts conservatories are wholly supported by individual, corporate, and foundation donations; therefore, Kerfuffle! remains a vital component of ChiArts’ fundraising efforts. 


This year our annual gala event has a new location, and will include a cocktail reception, elegant dinner buffet, as well as opportunities to explore various performance exhibits throughout the space.  We hope you will join us for the festivities! 

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:30pm

Location: Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60642

Complimentary valet services included.

Festive attire suggested.

RSVPS kindly requested by Thursday, March 28th.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for 2019, you can download this Event Sponsorship Form. For any questions regarding Kerfuffle! fundraising, please contact Megan Sauve, Development Manager, at: or 773-534-0308