Thank you for your tremendous support of the Walker Art Center. Tickets to Avant Garden 2019 are sold out. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Join us for the Walker Art Center’s annual benefit and party of the year! The evening promises a signature Walker party experience with gourmet food, craft cocktails, a premier art auction, live music, and dancing.
Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker Art Center’s award-winning artistic and educational programs.
Tickets on sale online or call 612.375.7641.
Platinum Experience | 5 pm–12 midnight |
- $7,500 for 6 guests – SOLD OUT
- $10,000 for 10 guests – SOLD OUT
Cocktail reception, high-top table with dinner, premier silent art auction, live art experience auction, plus a limited-edition artwork by Tetsuya Yamada (estimated benefits value $3,710).
- $15,000 Package for 10 guests – SOLD OUT
All of the above at a seated table with full service (estimated benefits value $3,710).
Gold Experience | 7 pm–12 midnight |
- $500 per person – SOLD OUT
Complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres all evening, premier silent art auction, and exclusive performance by Ringing Bell, plus Silver Experience with VIP lounge access (estimated benefits value $155).
Ringing Bell is a one-night-only, star-studded collaboration featuring vocals by Channy Leaneagh (Poliça) and R&B singer-songwriter Mina Moore, with beats by experimental musicmaker Mark McGee (MAKR, Marijuana Deathsquads) and electronic producer/recording engineer Alex Nutter (Boys Noize, Poliça, Lizzo, Le1f, +++). Shifting through a circular scene of instruments, tools, and other musical aesthetics, the artists will work together to build new sounds on top of unique material and covers, creating music designed to make you move.
Silver Experience | 8:30 pm–12 midnight |
- $125 per person – SOLD OUT
Late-night sweets and savories, two drink tickets, and dance party with DJs Coco & Breezy and MC Lyte (estimated benefits value $75).
Add-On: Elevate Your Late-Night | 8:30 pm–12 midnight |
Buy a Bottle Service Lounge
- $2,500 Bottle Service – SOLD OUT
Reserved lounge and unlimited drinks near the dance floor. Seats up to 6 ticket holders (estimated benefits value $500).
Avant Garden 2019 Co-chairs
ACCESS Initiative Chair
Gold + Silver Committee
Cara Deanes, co-chair
Ana Haqq, co-chair
Amy Anne Lassig
Debby Christakos, co-chair
Wim Stocks, co-chair
Donna and Jim Pohlad
Linda and Jesse Singh
Spell Family Foundation
Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch
Cahn and Collatz, Offenhauser, Shaeffer, Woolsey
Lisa and Pat Denzer
Nina Hale & Dylan Hicks and Molly Pfohl Rand
Karen and Kenneth Heithoff
Anne Labovitz and Bill Gamble
Michael Peterman & David Wilson and Daniel Grossman
Michelle and William Pohlad
Robert and Rebecca Pohlad
RBC Wealth Management
Riley, Sirek, Labovitz and Gamble
Judith and Stephen Shank
Marge and Irv Weiser
Peggy and Ralph Burnet
Andrew Duff & Nancy Warner and Vanessa & Gary Hendrickson
Mark & Penelope Greene and Jim & Norma Leslie
Jaleh and Patrick Peyton
Kathy Spraitz and Mike Swanson
Laura and John Taft