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We Need You to IMAGINE . . .

Twenty Christmas Trees and almost 50 creches make up this year’s Festival of the Trees.

This year’s festival will be made up of trees lit and decorated by prominent area professional artists and graphic designers, parishes, community groups, local high schools, BenU students, faculty and staff on display from November 18th through December 21, 2019 in the Komechak Art Gallery at Benedictine University. Can you see it?

Starting in 2019 we will be seeking corporate and individual sponsorship for this event in an effort to raise $1M for the University Art Collection and our endowment funds. Our five-year goal is to make the Festival

of the Trees a campus-wide endeavor that will be the premier, must attend, holiday event for our


Would you like to share your artistic flair with the Komechak Art Gallery Festival of Trees and Creches?

We know this is short notice, but, we truly believe that all things are possible!

If you and a your group would like to decorate a holiday tree for this new festival, here’s all you have to do:

¨ Get a few of your friends from your parish, student group, high school or your organization together.

¨ Come up with a plan to decorate a six-foot Christmas tree.

¨ Gather or create the decorations and then come to the Komechak Art Gallery and decorate a tree.

¨ Fill-out and submit the Participation Form attached to this letter.

¨ Show-up and decorate a tree with your one of a kind design.

That’s it!

The only cost to you may be specialize decorations and your time. The Komechak Art Gallery will provide a pre-lit tree and tree stands. You provide the imagination!


Get involved by getting started today.

Fill out the Participant Form and email the completed form to Cathy Gaddis at:

Whether you are a tree designer or volunteer, We need your help.


I want to thank you in advance for your support of this exciting endeavor at the Komechak Art Gallery.


Teresa J. Parker


Komechak Art Gallery and

University Art Collection


For Details and Deadlines and
How You can Participate in
The Festival of the Trees and Creches 2019
For a Downloadable and Printable
Designer/ Volunteer Packet
We Need Tree Designers
and Volunteers for Set-up.
Register Online Using
The Form Below

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Teresa J. Parker


Cathy Gaddis
Office Assistant