Hyde Park Art Center hosts its annual Gala that activates its entire building on Friday, November 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with an after party that goes 11:30pm. Co-chaired by Kimberly and James Elbaor, Wendy and John Minor, and Angelique Power, the lively event is packed with hands-on art activities, performances, open studios, art auctions, and DJs from Lumpen Radio, offering a unique and interactive experience while benefiting the art center’s various programs supporting Chicago art and artists. The Gala after party is hosted in partnership with Lumpen Radio.
With a “creative cocktail” dress code, the evening will feature a cocktail party running from 5:30-7:00 p.m., followed by a seated family style dinner, remarks by Art Center leadership, and art auctions. With a reputation as one of the city’s most “hands-on” art parties, the Gala will feature an after party in collaboration with Lumpen Radio from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30pm that includes the popular Interactive Artist Interventions, resident artist open studios, performances, DJs Logan Bay, La Janesita, and Sonorama, late-night bites, and more. Tickets are $75 and are available on the Art Center’s website. Resident artists include Rufina Bazlova, Sofía Fernández Díaz, Juarez Hawkins, Candace Hunter, Malika Jackson, zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, Eric Perez, Tongji Philip Qian, Kushala Vora, and Rhonda Wheatley.
The 2023 Gala will feature artist interventions by Jonathan Castillo, Young Kim, Jordan Knecht, Mariana Noreña, Chris Tasior, and teen artists from the Art Center’s Youth Board of Artists. F
Gala Tickets are available for $750 with sponsorship levels beginning at $2,500. Guests may RSVP and make donations at www.hydeparkart.org/gala.