U*foria - Silent Auction and Raffle! And a 2020 Recap!

posted Mar 16, 2021, 7:25 PM by UPAC UPAC

U*foria! A Silent Auction and Raffle to Benefit Fun Programming at Unity Park!

Presenting U*Foria, an online fundraiser! U*Foria takes the place of UPAC's annual Winter Party for the Park fundraiser at WeeGee's, has two components - an online silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds from U*Foria will help support UPAC's programs and projects at Unity Park and sustain our tradition of offering free, family-friendly, and vibrant programs to the neighborhood.

So check out and bid on 20 one-of-a-kind keepsakes and experiences, including those pictured here (complete list after the pictures)! Make sure you get your bid in early and often!

Items include gift cards, a custom pinata, bike essentials, and much much more (click on any image to bid)! And be sure to check out the goodies being raffled off in the next section below!
And here's the complete list of auction items.

Tour the Square! Logan Square Guided Tour by author/historian Andrew Schneider Original Artwork by Jane Michalski "Small Bedrock Color II" Original artwork by Julie Sultzen "Bloomingdale Trail in the Winter" PLUS 8 "Couch House in Winter" notecards by Julie Sultzen Set of 5 "Art Deco Hotels of Miami Beach" photographs by Robert Castillo
Custom Piñata by Mosaico Arte Chicago Set of Ortrief Classic Waterproof Panniers from Boulevard Bikes Tree Care by Betsy! Two hours of expert tree care & elm tree planting by Betsy Elsaesser An Avondale Adventure with Dan Pogorzelski Avondale Guided Tour
Logan Square Framers & Farmers Package: LGNSQ The Logan Square Book plus 2 Logan Square Farmers Market Totes & Gift Cards Original artwork 4 by Steve Keene Original artwork by photographer Julie Dworkin Rev Brew Gift Cards donated by Liberty Bank
Metropolis Coffee "Coffee Lovers" Gift Basket 2 framed 16 x 20 botanical images 2 Original artworks from Tristine Walker Imagery "Ascend" & "StereoMind" Fellini's Des Femmes Movie Poster Framed 47in x 63in
Original artwork by Flash ABC Original artwork by Gilbert "Love Art" Original artwork by Kim Wiater Untitled Piece/Artist Unknown
Original artwork by Tracy Kostenbader, "Untitled"  

Throw Your Hat into the Ring in Our Raffle!

You can also enter the raffle and support UPAC by making a donation of $5 or more here. Alternately, you may mail us a check, to the following address, but please send an email to Info@UnityParkChicago.org immediately if you do so.
Unity Park Advisory Council
2732 N Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Winners will be announced December 20th. Complete list of raffle items below their pictures (click on any picture to donate and enter the raffle)!

And here's a list of raffle items!

LoganSquarist T-shirt, Mug & Sticker Lucha Libre in the Park T-shirts UPAC Maggie & Milton Soy candles
Fleur Care box Gardening set (tools, gloves, seeds and a book) Family Fun Pack with 10 toys & games for children ages 2-10
LGNSQ The Logan Square Book I Love Logan Square tote bag Shawnimals Pork Dumplings including one with box signed by artist

A Quick Recap of Unity's 2020!

UPAC had to cut back its usual full event schedule this year due to the pandemic, but still managed to hold To-Go versions of its popular Art in the Park and Pumpkinfest events. We even had a community Asian Carp taco BBQ with the help of our partners! We look forward to resuming and even expanding our schedule next year... there are rumors of an expanded sports schedule, so stay tuned!

Here are some pictures to transport you back to the sunny days of months past and the events that happened - click the pictures to open albums on a new page!

In July, we gave out free art kits assembled by UPAC members and friends at Art in the Park at Home!

Then came fall, and the Asian Carp taco BBQ!

... and more BBQ pics...

And then our Fall classic with a lockdown twist, Pumpkinfest-To-Go!

Plus Rollin' Rec! And your participation in U*foria - the auction or the raffle - will support even more and even brighter events in 2021!

P.S. Santa's elves have been busy putting up lights on the Unity Park gazebo, go check it out!