Plains Art Museum's Spring Gala returning with new theme for its 26th year

The theme will be "A Wonderland at the Plains Art Museum." The gala is on Saturday, May 6, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Sign towards Spring Gala Art Auction
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FARGO — This year at The Plains Art Museum's 26th annual Spring Gala, attendees will be able to wear a costume, thanks to the gala's new theme, "A Wonderland at the Plains Art Museum.".

Along with costumes, there is expected to be music, food, and art experiences.

The museum is hoping to fill the room with around 700 people.

Attendees will be welcomed by stilt walkers, Star Wars characters, and a marching band.

On the building's first floor, there will be a wide range of food options from Chef's Table, a DJ, and vignettes of Alice and Wonderland. Upstairs will have Happy Harry's largest wine tasting and the opportunity to do a wine pole, with one of the bottles priced almost at $500.


There will be pastries by Nicole Fine Pastry and a candy wall from local candy stores
Through a rabbit hole, you will end up at 100 pieces for auctioned off by regional artists and beer tasting as well.
The event brings in thousands.
One small example of the impact, for every $100 donation, it can help 20 rural students experience a gallery tour and art class.

The museum's director of impactful giving Janet Zinke said the museum has been doing gala's since 1997 and they could not have done this without all their sponsors.

According to Zinke, this fundraiser is what makes Fargo special.

“We try to incorporate every form of art that we can in our event, so it is an experience you cannot find anywhere else in the world, Zinke said.

She said having a lot of creatives involved makes the events bigger and better each year.

"We challenge ourselves, how can we make this something no one's had before and I guarantee anyone who comes this year will have that experience," Zinke said.

Tickets for the gala can be purchased either online or at the door.

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