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Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert: Benefit for Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Take home a handcrafted cup, enjoy delicious food and beverages, traditional Irish music by Fair Play (featuring Lisa Boucher), and silent auction!

  • To participate in our silent auction visit our online auction site (coming soon)

Select from a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups and enjoy music and bakery-fresh desserts during “Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert,” Giertz Gallery’s biennial fundraiser.

Ticket includes selecting a beautiful handmade ceramic cup generously donated by Parkland College Ceramics program faculty and students. The benefit features delicious desserts baked fresh by the Parkland College Hospitality program, hot tea and freshly brewed coffee provided by Columbia Street Roastery, and traditional Irish music by Fair Play.

Perfect for holiday gifts (or for yourself), a silent auction rounds out the event’s festivities. Guests may place bids on various artworks donated by students and teachers of the Art and Design program. These works of art include vases, bowls, teapots, handmade jewelry, and a photograph donated by Craig McMonigal.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $30 or two for $50, with advanced purchase recommended; cups will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. All proceeds will support the Giertz Gallery.

To purchase tickets:

Parkland Art Gallery’s fall hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
The gallery will be closed 5pm November 25- November 30 for Thanksgiving Break; December 14 - January 11 for Winter Break; and January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through door X-7, turn left, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2802 or email



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