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 May 21 online or call 612.375.7641.
Platinum Experience | 5 pm–12 midnight | limited availability | Buy Tickets
- $7,500 for 6 guests
Cocktail reception, high-top table with dinner, premier silent art auction, and live art experience auction, plus the Gold and Silver Experiences (estimated benefits value $1,025).
- $10,000 for 10 guests
All of the above, plus a limited-edition artwork (estimated benefits value $3,710).
- $15,000 Package for 10 guests
All of the above at a seated table with full service (estimated benefits value $3,710).
Gold Experience | 7 pm–12 midnight | Buy Tickets
- $500 per person
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 of Poliça and R&B singer/songwriter Mina Moore, with beats by experimental musicmaker Mark McGee a.k.a MAKR (Marijuana Deathsquads) and electronic producer and 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 | Buy Tickets
- $125 per person
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 | limited availability
Buy a Bottle Service Lounge
- $2,500 Bottle Service
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
Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch
Cahn & Collatz, Offenhauser, Shaeffer, Woolsey
Karen and Kenneth Heithoff
Anne Labovitz and Bill Gamble
Robert and Rebecca Pohlad
RBC Wealth Management
Riley, Sirek, Mallery, Labovitz
Judith and Stephen Shank
Linda and Jesse Singh
Marge and Irv Weiser
Mark and Penelope Greene & Jim and Norma Leslie
Michael Peterman and David Wilson
Jaleh and Patrick Peyton
Kathy Spraitz and Mike Swanson
Laura and John Taft