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Press Releases Avant Garden Returns to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden September 13

Featuring Art Auction and Performance by The New Standards


MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 2014—The Walker Art Center announces the return of Avant Garden to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on September 13, 2014. This year’s benefit sets in motion the Walker’s 75th anniversary of being a multidisciplinary art center with a “Diamond Jubilee.” Avant Garden will celebrate this milestone with an unforgettable evening with gourmet fare, cocktails, and silent art auction. The New Standards will play during the Gold Key portion and DJ Sye Young will get the dance floor rolling at the start of the Silver Key. Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.

Tickets go on sale today and are available at walkerart.org/avantgarden or by calling 612.375.7641

Avant Garden 2014
September 13, 6 pm–12 midnight
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden


Silver Key
9 pm–12 midnight
$125 ($50 tax deductible)
-Amazing views of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden from the garden lounge and dance floor
-Late-night sweets and savories, plus three free drink tickets
-Opportunity to participate in the art auction

Gold Key
6 pm–12 midnight
$500 ($344 tax deductible)
-Complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and other delectables catered by Modern Events by D’Amico
-All the benefits of Silver Keyholders

Diamond Key
6 pm–12 midnight
$7,500 ($6,355 tax deductible)
-An exclusive experience for 6 guests
-Reserved cocktail table and bottle service
-Reception and tour of Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections with Walker director Olga Viso (October 15)
-All the benefits of Gold and Silver Keyholders

Platinum Key
6 pm–12 midnight
$10,000 ($7,033 tax deductible)
-An exclusive experience for 10 guests
-Reserved cocktail table and bottle service
-Limited-edition work by artist Chris Larson
-Reception and tour of Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections with Walker director Olga Viso (October 15)
-All the benefits of Diamond, Gold and Silver Keyholders

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Avant Garden 2014 Committee:

Amy Kern and Wim Stocks, co-chairs

Platinum, Diamond, Gold, and Silver Key Committee: Chris and Nataly Askew, Lisa Denzer, Trissa Garvis, Cynthia MacMillan, Jori Miller, Angela Sunberg, Heidi & Johnny Whitaker, and Brian Woolsey, and Wayne Zink

Silver Key Host Committee: Emma Berg, Melanie Full, Charlie Horning, and Julia Offenhauser

Marketing Committee: Sally Blanks, Michelle Fitzgerald, and Alexis Walsko

Sponsorship committee: Andrew Humphrey and Terry Rasmussen

Avant Garden 2013

Photo: Stacy Schwartz

The New Standards

Photo: Travis Anderson

DJ Sye Young

Photo: Jeremiah Bishop