Aug 29th 2020

“One day I brought a CD with Nina Simone songs that echoed into the hall, bold and resonant. We listened in silence and the sun poured into the windows like a gold we all needed to wear that day. Why would we need such a treasure? I will say that even the darkest places let us get a glimpse of light.” — Tara Betts writing about teaching at Stateville Prison

Please join us for A GOLD WE ALL NEED, a spring party and art auction to benefit Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. Support from our community is an essential part of realizing the creative and scholarly work we do behind the wall and in our communities. Enjoy food, drinks, music and conversation along with art and other items for sale. The auction and sale will close at 8:00pm with more fun to follow until 10:00pm.

We are honored to share a collection of work generously donated by Chicago artists and writers who support PNAP’s mission including Maria Gaspar, Andres Hernandez, Aaaron Hughes, Martine Whitehead, Sarah Ross, Michael Thomas, Steve Reber, Martina Nerhling, Nicholas Lampert, Mary Patten, Nicole Marroquin, Marc Fischer, Edra Soto and many more!

PLEASE NOTE: For “I’m on a budget” $20.00 tickets please click “Tickets” on the the Eventbrite page ( and choose what you would like to pay!

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