Avant Garden, the Walker Art Center’s annual benefit, returns for a one-of-a-kind experience on September 8.
The evening promises a signature Walker party, with gourmet food, craft cocktails, a premier art auction, live music by Har Mar Superstar, DJs Nora En Pure and Biz Markie, and a celebration of the new exhibition Siah Armajani: Follow This Line. Art Auction items include works by Jenny Holzer, Dianna Molzan, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Sigmar Polke, Laure Prouvost, Allen Ruppersberg and more.
Avant Garden proceeds support the Walker Art Center’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.
FOUR WAYS TO BUY TICKETS
Purchase online until 12 noon on Saturday, September 8 (event night).
Call the Development office at 612-375-7641 (Friday, 9 am–5 pm).
Call the Box Office at 612-375-7600 (Friday, 9 am–5 pm; Saturday, 11 am–12 noon).
Purchase at the door after 5 pm on event night.
Please note: Online and phone sales close at 12 noon on Saturday, September 8. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5 pm the day of event. We look forward to welcoming you!
Platinum Experience | 6 pm–12 midnight | SOLD OUT
- $10,000 for up to 10 guests plus a limited-edition artwork by Caroline Kent (Estimated benefits value $2,965)
- $7,500 for up to 6 guests (Estimated benefits value $1,145)
- $5,000 for up to 4 guests (Estimated benefits value $763)
Cocktail reception, reserved dining, art experience auction, live entertainment, late-night VIP lounge access, plus Gold and Silver Experiences.
Gold Experience | 7 pm–12 midnight
- $500 (Estimated benefits value $155)
Complimentary craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live performance by Har Mar Superstar, a premiere silent auction, plus Silver Experience.
Silver Experience | 8:30 pm–12 midnight
- $125 for one guest (Estimated benefits value $75)
Late-night sweets and savories, two drink tickets, and music by Nora En Pure and DJ Biz Markie.
Enhance Your Experience | SOLD OUT
- Elevate your late-night party with a $2,500 reserved, bottle service lounge near the dance floor. Seats up to 6 ticket holders (Estimated benefits value $500)