WHAT’S NEXT! A Benefit For CPS Lives

May 5, 2021 6:00 pm

CPS Lives is excited to present WHAT’S NEXT! A Benefit for CPS Lives taking place from May 5-12, 2021. This week-long fundraiser will feature works from our 2020-2021 artists for both live and silent auction, as well as a virtual panel discussion to conclude the fundraiser on May 12 at 6PM, Getting Ready to Bloom: The Future of Art and Education.

The CPS Lives 2021 Spring digital fundraiser will connect us with our audience on a grand scale, bridging the gap between our Chicago communities and the rest of the world. 

Our artists, program directors, and CPS school officials have had to deal with direct consequences of the pandemic on a day to day basis. From remote learning to virtual shows, nothing has been perfect. We offer a stage for these voices to speak and be heard, and a place to ponder what the future holds for their specific industries. 

The virtual auction allows us to bring together the families, teachers, and students of CPS with the communities of artists, galleries, and artistic institutions we have collaborated with over the years. As well as provide support to local artists and public schools in their endeavors to create meaningful works of art to share with the larger public. Through interactive auction items and prizes, like a pizza party from Lou Malnati’s or a photo session with some of our top photographers, we plan to use all funds raised to directly support our artists and organization. 


The auction has closed. You can view the archived auction site here .

Each donation supports our organization, our artists, and the schools we work with! All donations are greatly appreciated, no matter the amount, your contribution helps CPS Lives make a difference!