2020 Gala

Interactive Virtual Gala

Saturday, November 21

7:00 - 8:00 PM

With interactive artist interventions to explore before and after

Join us in celebrating and supporting Hyde Park Art Center! The 2020 Interactive Virtual Gala will energize the community, share artists’ stories, and raise vital funds to deepen the impact of the Art Center’s programs for Chicago art and artists, while keeping financial barriers low long after 2020. Be inspired by amazing stories from the Art Center’s community during the main program at 7PM. Stop by in the afternoon for family friendly art activities, and throughout the evening to engage with artists through interactive projects, conversations, performances, and behind-the-scenes demonstrations of their work. And browse the art auction for something unique to take home. There’s something fun for everyone!


Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer
Linda & Carleton Nolan
Pooja Pittie & Zulfiqar Ramzan


This year, anyone can participate in our Interactive Virtual Gala. We ask that you contribute as generously as you are able.

Please include 2020 Gala in the note on the donate page so that we know your contribution is for the gala. You will be automatically registered to attend.

To register to attend the 2020 Interactive Virtual Gala only (no contribution at this time), please use the form below or email mnelson@hydeparkart.org

Host Committee Sponsorship Opportunities:

Presenting Sponsor: $40,000
Lead Sponsor: $25,000
Grand Benefactor: $15,000
Benefactor: $10,000
Sponsor: $8,000
Sustainer: $5,000
Advocate: $2,500

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Patron: $1,000
Friend: $500
Community Supporter: Contribute What You Can

View the list of benefits for each sponsorship level here.

To discuss customized sponsorship packages for both individuals and businesses, or for more information about the Host Committee or sponsorship, please contact Maria Nelson at mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 773-324-5520 x1014.


Allstate Insurance Company
Ariel Investments
Dawoud Bey
Bill Brown & Diana Young
Andrea Bucsi & Russ Baer
The Crown Family
Pam Conant
The Cunningham Family
Dedrea & Paul Gray
Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer
The Guida Family Foundation
Cynthia Heusing & David Kistenbroker
Irving Harris Foundation
Janis Kanter & Tom McCormick, Kanter Family Foundation
Jill & Michael Lowe

Anna & Paul Marks
Shirley & Walter Massey
Sundeep Mullangi & Trissa Babrowski
Northern Trust
Omni Ecosystems, Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer
Northern Trust
Sundeep Mullangi & Trissa Babrowski
Sandra & Michael Perlow
PPM America/Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Cari & Michael Sacks
Jason & Nina Saul
Robert & Kathy Sullivan
Steve & Noelle Taslitz
Kim & Jim Taylor
Amanda Williams & Jason Burns
Richard Wright & Valerie Carberry

Lead Sponsor:


Grand Benefactor:





Sonia Cunningham
Erika Dudley
Kate Groninger
Julie Guida
Cynthia Heusing
Gary Metzner
Pooja Pittie
Cheryl Rudbeck
Gregory Smith

See past Galas!

Photography featured on this page from previous galas by Adrian S. Burrows, Sr., Claire Demos, and Joel Wintermantle