The 5th annual Night for the Arts A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala was a huge success.
Thank you to all our Corporate Hosts, Celebrity Artists, Pop Up Shop Donors, Volunteers, and Attendees. Your generous support allowed us to raise a record amount of dollars for art programming in our community.
The Night for the Arts committee centered the evening around a new format, serving guests heavy butler passed appetizers, replacing the silent auction with the Pop Up Shop, and providing entertainment from HCA partner groups the Crow River Singers and No Lines Improv Troupe.
The committee honored outgoing Board President, LuAnn Drazkowski, with a signature drink “The LuAnn”. Click HERE for the recipe.
Hutchinson business leaders supported the evening by hosting a corporate table. Thank you to Citizens Bank & Trust, Hutchinson Family Dentistry,Melchert Hubert Sjodin, MITGI, Reds Hot LLC & Otteson Photography, Stearnswood Inc, Welcome Home Management & Factory Direct Furniture for Bringing Art To Life.
Guests took center stage to have their pictures taken with imaginative masks and capture the evening of fun.
Celebrity Artists Lynette Jensen, Mary Hodson, Eric Lipke, Sara Pollmann, Valerie Mackenthun, and Kayla Alexander shared their experiences creating art -some for the very first time! Jim Fahey surprised us all with a piece of artwork created with Tom Wirt and Betsy Price at the Clay Coyote.
Fund-A-Need donors raised over $5,300 to help provide scholarships to youth art education and $1,000 to Hutchinson Center for the Arts newest program, The Creative Family Fund. Along with the SWIFoundation and the Community Area Foundation HCA will be able to provide reduced and free admission to arts based programming with participating Partner Organizations.