Coffee and tea: cups and dessert benefit for Giertz Gallery



Take home a handcrafted cup, enjoy delicious food and beverages, jazz music, and silent auction!

Thursday, December 9, 4-7 pm

  • Tickets $25 each in advance or $30 at the door
  • Tickets are limited, advanced purchase recommended
  • Purchase tickets here 

Select from among a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups, enjoy music by Dr. Guido Sanchez-Portuguez, and desserts by Nothing Bundt Cakes during "Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert," Giertz Gallery’s biennial fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, December 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge at Parkland College.

With each ticket, guests will select from among beautiful handmade ceramic cups donated by Parkland College ceramics program faculty and students; pick up a dessert to go along with hot tea and freshly brewed coffee. live music will accompany the event.

A silent auction of items perfect for holiday gifts (or for yourself) rounds out the event’s festivities. place bids on or buy outright artworks donated by art and design program faculty and students, including vases, bowls, teapots, pitchers, jewelry, and scarves. View items ahead of time and place your bids by visiting (opens Monday, November 22!)

View silent auction pieces ahead of time and place your bids! the link for the silent auction will be available on this page closer to the date.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with advanced purchase recommended; attendees will have the option of attending from 4:00 to 5:30 pm or 5:30 to 7:00 pm. a new selection of cups will be available for each time period and will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Purchase tickets here. all proceeds will support the Giertz Gallery.

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admission is free. donations welcome!

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Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ada-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/353-2337 or email For more information on the exhibit, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485.