Party In/The Garden promises a signature Walker party experience with gourmet food, craft cocktails, a premiere art auction, live music, and dancing. For the first time, the Walker’s annual benefit experience will be available for participation both in-person and virtually, allowing guests to take part from around the world.
Proceeds from Party In/The Garden support the Walker Art Center’s award-winning artistic and educational programs and help us continue to fulfill our mission as a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences.
Party In: A House Party
Global Party (Free)
Enjoy the on-demand virtual program, then bring the dance party to your backyard with tunes from a curated playlist.
The Garden: A Sculpture Garden Party (limited availability)
Trendsetter ($10,000) / 5 pm–midnight / SOLD OUT
Package for 10 guests // Cocktail reception, high-top table with gourmet small plate dinner, drink service, premiere silent art auction, live program, intimate live performance by Dessa, and a limited-edition artwork by Wing Young Huie (Estimated benefits value $3,650).
Groundbreaker ($17,500) / 5 pm–midnight / SOLD OUT
Package for 10 guests // All of the above at a seated table with full service (Estimated benefits value $3,650).
Insider ($1,250) / 5 pm–midnight / SOLD OUT
Cocktail reception, gourmet small plate dinner, premiere silent art auction, live program, and intimate performance by Dessa (Estimated benefits value $165).
Influencer ($125) / 8:30 pm–midnight / Purchase Tickets
An indoor/outdoor party with local favorite DJ Shannon Blowtorch and the legendary Questlove, two drink tickets, and late-night treats (Estimated benefits value $65).
ADD ON: Bottle Service Lounge ($2,500) / 8:30 pm–midnight / Purchase Lounge
Reserved lounge and unlimited drinks near the dance floor. Seats up to 6 ticket holders (Estimated benefits value $500)
Get tickets and table reservations (purchase an entire package and invite guests or split one with friends) over the phone by contacting Walker Development at 612-375-7641 or email@example.com (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm). For ticket purchases on Saturday and Sunday, call the Walker Box Office at 612-375-7600 between 11 am and 5 pm.
Party In/The Garden 2021 Co-Chairs
Auction Committee Co-Chairs
BIPOC Artist Fund Co-Chairs
Christopher Hermann, Co-Chair
Nii Quaye, Co-Chair
Chris McDuffie, Co-Chair
Vanessa McDuffie, Co-Chair
Jahna Peloquin, Co-Chair
Susan Blaska Lindahl
Party In/The Garden Supporters
Jesse and Linda Singh
Donna and Jim Pohlad
Dave & Leni Moore and Laura & John Taft
Peggy and Ralph Burnet
Lisa and Pat Denzer
Tara K. Dev & Sundeep Dev, Amy & Miles Fiterman, M.E. & Chris
Kirwan, Marion & Will Parke, and Jessica & Peter Prudden
Karen and Ken Heithoff
Seena Hodges and Ansa Akyea
Anne Labovitz and Valerie Lemaine
The Metropolitan Skin Clinic – Wayne Zink and Christopher Schout
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
Brian Pietsch and Christopher Hermann
RBC Wealth Management
Judith and Stephen Shank
John and Annette Whaley
Marge and Irv Weiser