Hyde Park Art Center’s 83rd Annual Gala


After a break for COVID-19, Hyde Park Art Center is hosting its Annual Gala again! On Friday, November 18th, head to Hyde Park Art Center for a night of hands-on art activities, art auctions, open studios, a DJ set, and much more. The Annual Gala runs from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm, and the artsy afterparty goes until midnight. Every single event benefits up-and-coming Chicago artists. See below for more details.

About Hyde Park Art Center

In 1939, Hyde Park Art Center started as a small collective of quirky artists that wanted a unique voice in Chicago’s art scene. Over the years, it has grown into a unique edition of Chicago’s art institutions. Dedicated to positive social impact and innovative development, Hyde Park Art Center welcomes every artist into a diverse, collective atmosphere. For the future, Hyde Park Art Center wants to highlight creative voices, provide the space to create new art, and expose all visitors to varied forms of contemporary art. Plus, they center on providing social change for the larger Chicago community. Visit Hyde Park Art Center’s website to learn more!

83rd Gala Event

The Art Center Director of Development, Aaron Rodgers says this about the Annual Gala: “This year’s Gala celebrates Open Arts, the Art Center’s groundbreaking contribute-what-you-can model launched in 2021 that removes financial barriers to arts education for artists of all ages and stages. We are also toasting Chicago art, artists, and the people who love them with an evening full of art experiences, personal connections, and fun. We are especially excited to bring back the vibrant after-party, returning for the first time since 2019. The support generated from the Gala will make 2023 programming possible, including the major solo exhibition Casas/Islas by Edra Soto and other initiatives.”

The dress code is creative cocktail, complete with an impressive cocktail party running from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. After the cocktail party, join the Gala’s co-chairs for dinner, speeches from the Art Center’s leadership, and art auctions. If you’ve ever wanted to participate in the beautiful art you see in museums, this is your shot! The Gala’s afterparty will feature all kinds of hands-on experiences for you to try out. The one-of-a-kind Interactive Artist Inventions are always a highlight at the Annual Gala, including past experiences of getting tattooed or eating off a cake wall. This year, Interactive Artist Interventions will feature Industry of the Ordinary and art by Chicago art therapist Farah Salem.

4400 – EP 110 “Give Up The Ghost” – Photo Credit: – Adrian S. Burrows Sr./The CW @ 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Tickets range between $75 and $40,000, and every donation is greatly valued. These donations will go to funding exhibitions, residency programs, and public programming, in 2023. Head here to reserve your spot, and contact Marina Vulinovic (mvulinovic@hydepartart.org) if you have any other questions. We hope to see you there!

Written by: Maddie Belland

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