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Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting Market, Holiday Concert To Support War-Affected Ukrainians

Featuring local choral groups, the holiday concert will benefit Help Heroes of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

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UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is hosting a Holiday Maker’s Market with a Festival of Carols to fundraise for Ukrainians affected by the war.

Featuring more than 25 local makers and businesses, the market will run noon-5 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the museum, 2320 W. Chicago Ave. The museum hosted its first Maker’s Market this summer to uplift small businesses post-pandemic.

Attendees can buy local goods ranging from candles to jewelry to wellness products. Tickets are available online for $5 and come with complimentary beer donated by Solemn Oath Brewery and Revolution Brewing while supplies last.

The museum is also teaming up with local nonprofits for a holiday concert 1 p.m. Dec. 11 to benefit Ukrainian people affected by the Russian invasion. Hosted at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, the fundraiser will support Help Heroes of Ukraine and the Illinois chapter of the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

Founded the day after Russia’s invasion, Help Heroes is working to provide humanitarian aid to individuals and families on the ground in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Medical Association of North America launched in 1950 to support health care professionals of Ukrainian descent, but it has worked since the invasion to connect war-affected Ukrainians with medical support.

The concert will feature performances from local Lithuanian, Polish, Swedish and Ukrainian choral groups. Tickets are available online for $20.

“As voices echo in the magnificent, towering columns of St. Nicholas Cathedral, we pray for peace and harmony in Ukraine and around the world,” event organizers wrote online.

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