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Gala of the Arts

UIMA Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6pm

Gala of the Arts, UIMA’s 2018 fundraising event celebrating creativity and achievement, includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated dinner, remarks by special guests, a raffle, and a music performance by a renown Chicago jazz singer Lynne Jordan and her band. Gala funds support UIMA’s expansion project to include space for a Children’s Art Center.

This year we will be honoring two exceptional individuals for their service and contribution to the Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American arts and culture:


Svyatoslav Varkarchuk
Ukraine's premier musician and singer, an emerging leader of social and political reforms.

Alexandra Diachenko Kochman
Celebrated Chicago-based artist and ceramicist, who has been involved with the UIMA since its inception.

The Gala of the Arts is one of many great opportunities for you to support the educational programming, our artists, and the many great exhibits and programs we offer to the greater Chicago community. Here are some of the ways you can show your support and make the event a great success:

• Buy a ticket and come join us at the event
• Be a sponsor and get all of the great benefits of supporting the event
• Donate a raffle item ($2,000 and up dollar value)
• Unable to attend, but still want to support the Institute? Make a donation to help support UIMA


For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Victoria Cooper at

See you at the Gala!

Earlier Event: October 5
Borders Opening Reception