The Walker Art Center’s Annual Benefit
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Before summer slips away, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is transformed for the season’s crowning event.
You’re invited to unlock the secrets of the garden and enjoy art, music, dancing, gourmet fare, cocktails, and more at this stylish affair.
Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.
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Complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and other delectables catered by Modern Events by D’Amico. Live and silent auctions that feature one-of-a-kind artworks and curiosities. Plus all benefits of Silver Keyholders.
Amazing views of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden from the garden lounge and dance floor. Late-night sweets and savories, plus two free drink tickets. Opportunity to participate in the silent auction.
The event also features an array of auction items. Starting at 8 pm our host, Mark Wheat of 89.3 The Current, will auction off a piece by Cindy Sherman and sponsorships for each of nine mini-golf holes making up next year’s return of this popular activity as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
The silent auction, 6-10 pm, also includes artworks as well as unique local experiences. Some highlights include works by Sam Reveles, Julie Mehretu, Louise Bourgeois, Angela Strassheim, Alec Soth, and a portrait sitting with Frank Gaard. We will be using Square to check out all winning bidders. Square is an application that allows us to make credit card charges at the event. Please be prepared to present a credit card or personal check at the close of auction. Preview the auction items now!
Music during the Silver Key portion of the evening will feature an exclusive Minneapolis DJ Summit including Paper Tiger, Soviet Panda, Dirty Talk, Mike 2600, and Danny Sigelman.
After Party hosted by Le Méridien Chambers and D’Amico Kitchen
Saturday, September 8, 11 pm–2 am
Exclusive access to the After Party in the Eden Courtyard. Private bar with specialty drink offers and complimentary appetizers.
Make a night of it!
Spend the night at Le Méridien Chambers for a special Avant Garden keyholder rate of $149. Keyholders can also stay at W Minneapolis–The Foshay for a special rate of $159. All rates subject to availability, taxes, and fees.
To book, reserve your tickets for Avant Garden and you’ll receive instructions for booking with your event confirmation.
Avant Garden 2012 Committee
- Lisa Denzer and Monica Nassif, co-chairs
- Trissa Garvis and Laura Taft, co-chairs
- Amy Kern and Wim Stocks, co-chairs
Gold Key Host Committee
Sally Blanks and Michelle Fitzgerald, co-chairs
- Debby Christakos
- Karen Heithoff
- Anne Labovitz
- Searcy Lillehei
- Muffy MacMillan
- Dean and Karin Phillips
- Donna Pohlad
- Angie Wicka
- Sue Zelickson
Silver Key Host Committee
Jori Miller and Lindsay Pohlad, co-chairs
- Leslie Hammons
- Calla Nassif
- Fred Rappaport
- Zach Robins
- Alyssa Vance
- Johnny Whitaker
- Brian Woolsey