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Avant Garden 2017

The Walker Art Center’s Annual Benefit

Join us for Avant Garden 2017, the Walker Art Center’s annual benefit and crowning event in a summerlong celebration of the expanded Walker campus and transformed Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The evening promises a signature Walker party experience complete with gourmet food, craft cocktails, premier art auction, live music, and a hot DJ to top off the night.

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

Platinum Key Ticket Package

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

  • An exclusive experience for 10 guests
  • Reserved table and dedicated cocktail service
  • VIP reception honoring Minneapolis Sculpture Garden artists
  • Access to the Platinum and Diamond Key Lounge
  • Limited-edition artwork by Seitu Jones
  • Recognition on the printed invitation
  • All the benefits of Diamond, Gold, and Silver Key

Diamond Key Ticket Package

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

  • An exclusive experience for 6 guests
  • Reserved table and dedicated cocktail service
  • VIP reception honoring Minneapolis Sculpture Garden artists
  • Access to the Platinum and Diamond Key Lounge
  • Recognition on the printed invitation
  • 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
  • Premier Avant Garden art auction
  • Live entertainment by PaviElle French
  • All the benefits of Silver Key

Silver Key Ticket

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

  • DJ and dancing
  • Three drink tickets
  • Late-night sweets and savories
  • Avant Garden art auction

Avant Garden 2017 Chairs

  • Wayne Zink, chair
  • Denise Mallery and Jim Pohlad, co-chairs

Funding

Avant Garden 2017 is sponsored by

Lead Sponsor

Platinum Key Experience

Diamond Key Experience

Gold Key Experience

Silver Key Experience

Blu Dot Lounge

JB Hudson Lounge

Love Your Melon Lounge

Auction

Valet

Lead Entertainment

Gold Key Entertainment

Silver Key Entertainment

Hospitality

Media partner