April 24, 2018

57th Annual Arts Night – April 28, 2018 

Sioux Falls, SD - The Washington Pavilion is excited to announce that its annual fundraiser, 2018 Arts Night Experience, will be held Saturday, April 28 on the stage of the Mary W. Sommervold Hall. This year is the 57th annual Arts Night event.

Arts Night Experience is the premier arts gala event of the year with food, fine art and competitive bidding in support of the Visual Arts Center and the Washington Pavilion. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a social hour, dinner and the live auction.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on pieces of art donated by local and regional artists. This year’s Jurors’ Choice Awardees are Sand Creek Township by Mike Paul, She Fetched Stones to Fill the Wolf’s Body by Klaire A. Lockheart and This Might Sting by Jordan Thornton.

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction will feature 71 items, including a variety of original artwork and special experience packages. Items from the silent auction were donated by local artists, patrons and businesses. 

Artwork and auction items can also be viewed and bid on at artsnight.gesture.com.

“Each year, we enjoy holding this inspiring and wonderful event to celebrate the talented artists in our area along with raising funds to ensure the continued growth of our Visual Arts Center and its meaningful programs and exhibitions,” said Darrin Smith, Washington Pavilion President & CEO. 

Tickets are $140 and include admission to the gala, gourmet dinner and auction; $80 of the ticket price is considered a tax-deductible gift. Tickets may be purchased by calling Katharine Hults at 605-731-2377 or online at washingtonpavilion.org.

The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here.  For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org