MOORHEAD — Tickets are on sale for the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum’s 62nd Midwestern Invitational celebration.

The event marks the opening of the annual themed show, which is typically the biggest soiree of the year for the Moorhead landmark.

This year’s theme is “On the Autobiographical Impulse” and features more than 80 artists responding to the theme.

The show opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, with awards announced by juror Kathleen Ristinen at 6:15, followed by an outdoor afterparty until 7:30.

The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead. Forum file photo
The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead. Forum file photo

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A sold-out dinner later that night will follow at Rustica Eatery & Tavern.

The Midwestern marks the anniversary of the Rourke Gallery, which opened in Moorhead on June 18, 1960. The show will remain on display until Sept. 5.

Tickets for the preview are $15 for members of the Rourke and $30 for non-members. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 218-236-8861.