Please join us for the inaugural celebration of



Giving through Art | Learning through Art


A unique and elegant evening to benefit The Arts in southern Illinois

Hosted by

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation


Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

2600 Richview Road, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

$150 per person | Reservations required by March 1

Black Tie Optional


Hors d’oeuvre dinner by Cindi Peterman

Decadent desserts and bar selections by Rare ChopHouse

Silent and Live Auctions showcasing Children’s Artwork




Already obligated? Show your ARTrageous generosity with a donation in lieu of your ticket purchase!



What is The GALA?

The first event of its kind, The GALA combines the talents of two organizations to raise money for The Arts in southern Illinois.

The GALA is an acronym for the concept: Giving through Art | Learning through Art. Proceeds will be split between Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Cedarhurst will use monies to renovate its Beck Family Center, one of the most utilized spaces in the museum. The interactive learning center educates children of all ages and inspires creativity, helping our youth build self-confidence and develop critical thinking skills.

SSM will launch therapy programs that focus on the heart and sole of patients. Art – visualization of hope for cancer survivors; Music – healing through melody and memory; and Pet – acceptance and love in a visit from furry friends.

All auction items at The GALA are created through Cedarhurst programs. Young artists take pride in donating their artwork to The GALA and find confidence knowing that we value their creativity and talent.

For more information or to request an invitation, contact or