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Avant Garden 2016

The Walker Art Center’s Annual Benefit

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS HAVE CLOSED, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AS OF 5 PM TODAY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!

We have a lot to celebrate this year! Avant Garden will mark the grand opening of the Walker’s new main entrance and the exhibition Question the Wall Itself. The event will also reveal site-specific commissions by artists Frank Big Bear, Philippe Parreno, and Aaron Spangler. Top that off with a premier art auction, gourmet food and cocktails, and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest). There’s no doubt that this will be a night to remember!

Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker Art Center’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.

Tickets

Please note that online reservations have closed, but tickets will be available at the door as of 5 pm today, November 19. We look forward to welcoming you!

Platinum Key Ticket Package

6 pm–12 midnight
$10,000
(Estimated benefits value $2,965)

  • An exclusive experience for 10 guests
  • Recognition on the printed invitation
  • Reserved cocktail table and dedicated service
  • Limited-edition artwork by Frank Big Bear
  • VIP artist reception with executive director Olga Viso
  • All the benefits of Diamond, Gold, and Silver Key

Diamond Key Ticket Package

6 pm–12 midnight
$7,500
(Estimated benefits value $1,145)

  • An exclusive experience for 6 guests
  • Recognition on the printed invitation
  • Reserved cocktail table and dedicated service
  • VIP artist reception with executive director Olga Viso
  • All the benefits of Gold and Silver Key

Gold Key Ticket

6 pm–12 midnight
$500
(Estimated benefits value $155)

  • Complimentary craft cocktails and gourmet fare by Culinaire
  • Live performance by Bryan Nichols Quintet
  • Opportunity to preview Esker Grove, the Walker’s new restaurant, by Doug Flicker
  • Access to the Avant Garden art auction
  • All the benefits of Silver Key

Silver Key Ticket

8:30 pm–12 midnight
$125
(Estimated benefits value $75)


Avant Garden 2016 Committee Co-chairs

Anne Labovitz and Wayne Zink

Platinum and Diamond Committee

Karla Ekdahl
Nina Hale
Karen Heithoff
Aedie McEvoy
Donna Pohlad
Elizabeth Redleaf
Jesse Singh
Wim Stocks
Marge Weiser
Frances Wilkinson

Gold Committee

Nadege Souvenir and Joy Quaidoo, co-chairs
Angela Burns
Gladys Chuy
Amy Ducharme
Michelle Fitzgerald
Nick Hooks
Stephanie Roebuck
Jori Sherer
Rob Sherer
Godson Sowah
Lorna Steele

Silver Committee

Brendan Bujold and Seena Hodges, co-chairs
Sarah Edwards
Anastasia Haqq
Charlie Hornig
Emily Howald Sefton
Madeline Johnson
Summer Kath
Jennifer Lammers
Laura McCarthy
Calla Murphy
Anne Paape
Bryan Pieper
Wynne Reece
Rachael Solomon
Alexis Walsko

Corporate Sponsorship Committee

Julie Guggemos and Andrew Humphrey, co-chairs

Funding

Avant Garden 2016 is sponsored by

Platinum Key Experience

Diamond Key Experience

Gold Key Experience

Silver Key Experience

Blu Dot Lounge

Shinola Lounge

Auction

Valet

Lead Entertainment

Gold Key Entertainment

Silver Key Entertainment

Hospitality

Media partner