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    Name: 2019 Lanesboro Arts Fall Gala
    Date: November 2, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM CDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Event Description:
    Area arts, business, and community leaders will gather Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Lanesboro Community Center to celebrate Lanesboro’s role as a living lab for community arts strategies at the Lanesboro Arts Fall Gala. Featuring silent and sealed bid auctions of fine art and unique experiences, the event benefits Lanesboro Arts’ year-round rural arts programs and creative placemaking efforts. This year Lanesboro Arts has invited three visual artists to compete in a Canvas Clash live-speed painting competition during a delicious dinner buffet prepared by Estelle's Eatery & Bar of Harmony, MN. The paintings created will be offered in a live auction prior to a brief ‘Reach for the Arts!’ presentation. Dynamic Twin Cities string quintet The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League will perform original hot jazz music inspired by the prohibition era. The event will also include a cash bar featuring KARST Brewing on tap and masters of ceremonies Jess Abrahamson and Tom Overlie of KTTC News. At $65 per person, tickets are sold in advance from Lanesboro Arts, www.lanesboroarts.org/gala or 507-467-2446.

    The Fall Gala has become a favorite annual Lanesboro area event that creates an opportunity for arts lovers to dance and socialize while supporting an organization that made an impact in 2019 through gallery exhibitions, performances, place-based artist residencies, arts campus initiatives and educational programs. The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a swing band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their style is a melting pot of hot jazz, swing, and latin rhythms, brought to a boil by soaring vocals and endless energy. Drawing their influence from almost a century of music, this female-fronted string quintet combines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing to provide the perfect ambiance for any social event, from comfy dive bars and smoky jazz clubs to chic weddings.

    Located on Main Street in downtown Harmony, Estelle’s Eatery & Bar is a local favorite, and a destination for foodies around the state! Their seasonally rotating menu features creative and versatile from-scratch recipes. Beloved chef Matt Brown focuses on local ingredients and quality cuisine, making Estelle’s a stand-out gem for our corner of Minnesota. We’re thrilled to have them as our caterers this year, and think you will be, too!

    Entree options at the event include Smoked Brisket finished in a Smoky Bourbon Glaze, Parmesan Chicken finished with an Herb Gremolata, or Smoked Gouda Penne Mac & Cheese. The entree will also include creamy garlic whipped mashed potatoes, sexy corn (sweet potato, corn, roasted red pepper, thyme and brown butter), a walnut cranberry salad and homemade dinner rolls.

    Desserts are provided by The Bite of Lanesboro and appetizers by Catering by Design of Rochester.

    The silent and sealed bid auction items are always a highlight. Last year featured a number of elegant and creative works of art, including steampunk-themed jewelry by Megan Funk; rustic carved tables by Jeff Richards; the dreamlike and emotional photography of Rhea Pappas; jewelry by Ann Madland, winner of the 2019 Award for Excellence at this year’s Art in the Park; sculptures by Linda Lewis and Leo Smith; a mosaic piece by Rebecca Campbell; wearable art by Joy Davis Ripley and Ian Baldry; wood block prints by Julia Crozier and Betsy Bowen; pastel pieces by Sara Lubinski and Michael Farrell; paintings by Mary Beth Magyar, Patricia Schu, and Joan Finnegan; and more.

    In addition to these beautiful art pieces, the auctions always offer fun and unique experiences. In 2018, guests had the opportunity to bid on an exciting sailing lesson on Lake Minnetonka; scenic wine makers tour of the Four Daughters Vineyard; a hands-on private pottery lesson in the studio of Lanesboro artist Sue Pariseau; tickets to a St. Paul Saints home game; overnight stays at gorgeous lodging establishments like the Habberstad House and the Thompson House; and tickets to high-quality regional performing arts events like Great River Shakespeare Festival and Penumbra Theatre.

    The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar, appetizers, live music, and the sealed bid and silent auctions. The sit-down dinner and Canvas Clash will follow around 7:00 p.m. and the ‘Reach for the Arts’ presentation will begin at 7:50 p.m., followed by desserts and dancing until the event wraps up at 10:30 p.m.

    The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar, appetizers, live music, and the sealed bid and silent auctions. The sit-down dinner and Canvas Clash will follow around 7:00 p.m. and the ‘Reach for the Arts’ presentation will begin at 7:50 p.m., followed by desserts and dancing until the event wraps up at 10:30 p.m.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the year-round programming of Lanesboro Arts, serving as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing meaningful and diverse art experiences for people of all ages. In the heart of historic downtown, Lanesboro Arts hosts music, drama, and film events at the St. Mane Theatre, and houses two galleries featuring work by more than 90 regional artists. Lanesboro Arts programming also includes the annual Art in the Park fine art festival; the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program; classes and workshops, Surprise Sculpture, and Lanesboro Arts Campus Initiatives.

    The 2019 Fall Gala is sponsored by KTTC Television, F & M Community Bank, Preble Farmers Mutual Fire Ins. Co., POET Biorefining, Law Office of Thomas Manion, Merchants Bank, and the City of Lanesboro.
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    Location:
    Lanesboro Community Center, 2020 Parkway Ave S
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 6 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    507-467-2446
    Fees/Admission:
    $65 per person
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