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.
Tickets on sale now!
Avant Garden proceeds support the Walker Art Center’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.
Platinum Experience | 6 pm–12 midnight
- $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
- 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)
AVANT GARDEN 2018 CO-CHAIRS
Denise Mallery and Jim Pohlad
AUCTION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Karen Heithoff and Susan White
PARTY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Tom Pohlad and Johnny Whitaker
SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Lili Hall and Dana Swindler
Seena Hodges, CHAIR
Jacqueline Griffith Crowley
Carra and Christopheraaron Deanes
Ana and Chris Haqq
Amy Anne and Jeffrey Lassig
$10,000 PLATINUM EXPERIENCE
Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch
Peggy and Ralph Burnet
Lisa and Pat Denzer
Andrew Duff & Lynn and Jim Schell
Karen and Ken Heithoff
Leni and David Moore, Jr.
Monica and David Nassif
North Loop Capital
The Peyton Family Foundation
Brian J. Pietsch
Donna and Jim Pohlad
Tom and Lindsay Pohlad
William and Michelle Pohlad
RBC Wealth Management
Robert and Rebecca Pohlad
Riley, Sirek, Mallery
Judith and Stephen Shank
Jesse and Linda Singh
John and Laura Taft
Marge and Irv Weiser
Audrey and Zygmunt Wilf
$7,500 PLATINUM EXPERIENCE
Mark and Penelope Greene & Jim and Norma Leslie
$5,000 PLATINUM EXPERIENCE
James Cahn and Jeremiah Collatz & Julia and Peter Offenhauser
Nor Hall and Roger Hale
Searcy and John Lillehei
Jean Walker Lowell and Wayne Lowell
Susan and Robert White