Change of Heart

Join us for a 21+ special fundraising event featuring Chicagoland artists. Your ticket will support The Theraplay Institute’s mission to improve the mental health of children through clinical services and Theraplay practitioner training and certification. The night includes art, a silent auction, open bar, a raffle, and more. 

September 16, 2023
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
1224 W. Belmont Ave
$35 Presale, $45 At the Door
$20 At-Home Theraplay Experience


Ten Chicagoland artists will sell art of varying mediums.

Silent Auction

Bid on art, cool packages, luxurious experiences, and more.

Drinks and Appetizers

Tickets include access to our open bar and appetizers.

Artist Spotlight

Take advantage of the opportunity to shop art locally from our 10 Chicagoland artists.

They specialize in varying mediums like watercolor, digital art, candle making, acrylic paint, and more. Check out some of the participating artists.

Spicy Panda Creations

Watercolor Artist

Matt Soppelsa

Digital Artist

Sentient Self

Candle Maker

Erik Krenz

Acrylic Painter

Anna Hart Turner

Hand-Embroidery Artist

Lisette Castro


Pattie Horwitz

Oil Painter

Saboona Soap

Soap Artisan

Mata Traders


Becca Gasso


Bob Gordon


Silent Auction

Participate in the silent auction from anywhere around the world or while joining us the night of the fundraiser through the online platform, Bid Beacon.


Items include art from our featured artists and 2023 Camp Theraplay campers, cool packages, luxurious experiences, and more. The bidding will start 5:00 PM Central on September 10 and will end September 16 at 10:00 pm. Domestic and some limited international shipping available. Silent auction items will be on display the night of the fundraiser.

Instructions on How to Bid

  1. Create an account on Bid Beacon.
  2. View all the items and save your favorites.
  3. Start bidding.

Camp Theraplay Artwork

Proceeds from the auction of artwork by our 2023 campers go to support scholarships for children to come to Camp Theraplay 2024.

The At-Home Experience

Want to support our mission but can’t attend the art fundraiser in person? In addition to your chance to participate in our silent auction from anywhere in the world, you can also get the At-Home Theraplay Experience! A week before the event we’ll send out a special package with Theraplay activities you can do with family and friends to laugh, play, and connect with one another.

US Residents Only

The Raffle

Support The Theraplay Institute’s mission and win up to $2500 in our 50/50 raffle! Only 100 tickets are available and the drawing will be held on September 16, 2023 at 9:30 PM central time. You do not have to be present to win, but all ticket purchasers must be located within the state of Illinois at the time of purchase.

Our Goal

All proceeds of this event will go towards supporting The Theraplay Institute’s mission to improve the mental health of children through Theraplay training and treatment. 

Theraplay is a type of play therapy modality that improves children’s mental health by strengthening attachment with their caregiver. Not only do we provide this service to families in Chicago, we also train practitioners all around the world. Help us increase our impact by participating in this event.

Learn more about Theraplay.

Learn more about The Theraplay Institute.

Learn more about The Theraplay Clinic.


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

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