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Celebrate the Arts | Friday, May 31st, 2024

5:30-7:00 pm: Social Hour and Online Art Auction in Monte Pearson Gallery

7:00-8:00 pm: Buffet Dinner by Yesterdays Restaurant in Pomerantz Hall

8:00pm: Live Auction in Pomerantz Hall. 

*Online Art Auction will close 15 minutes after the live auction.


Online Auction

Online auction items will be on display starting April 25th. These items will be up for bid until approximately 8:45pm Friday, May 31, 2024 the evening of our event. You will be notified via text 15 minutes before the auction will close. Bidding will take place in a no contact manner on your smart phone by texting CTA2024 to 762-78. You may participate in the online auction even if you aren't present at the event! Interested in bidding, but may need it shipped? Email [email protected] with the item and your shipping address, and we will get an estimate to you. 


The live auction will start on Friday, May 31, at 8:00pm the evening of the event.



Enjoy a wine and food pairing dinner at Round Lake Vineyards & Winery with a round trip bus ride for 10 people. Must be scheduled on a week night and booked two weeks in advance in 2024. Donated by Round Lake Vineyards & Winery.



Enjoy an evening out with everything Okoboji on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Start your evening out with dinner at Yesterdays Restaurant. Following a fabulous meal, make your way down to Preservation Plaza to enjoy Live at the Lake concert ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN "The Music of ABBA" atop The Lake View Deck. Enjoy two free drink tickets, a box of popcorn while relaxing at your own reserved table high above the crowd on the deck. Don't forget to stay for the fireworks! This is experience is available for up to 10 guests. Available only on July 13, 2024. Dinner and drinks donated by Yesterdays Restaurant. The Lake View Deck concert experience, drink tickets, popcorn and reserved seating donated by Arnolds Park Amusement Park. 


3. NOW...An evening of Art and Entertainment

Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu curated by Cup N Saucer of Sherburn, Minnesota for up to 10 people at the beautiful home of Gary and Joleen Koch on Big Spirit Lake. The Kochs have a fantastic evening in store as you enjoy amazing food and live entertainment throughout the dinner as you are surrounded by the Koch's extensive collection of original artworks. Must choose a date from the following by June 15, 2024: 9/20/24, 9/27/24, 10/4/24, 10/11/24, or 10/18/24. The time is NOW to bid on this fabulous night of art and entertainment!  Donated by Gary and Joleen Koch.


Enjoy wine and a four course meal prepared from scratch by chef Dan Menough of Kazarelli's for up to 12 people at the beautiful West Lake Okoboji home of board member Hannah and Sam Brownlee. Must be used in the summer of 2024 and coordinated with the chef and host.

Dinner Menu Catered by Yesterdays


Hors D'oeuvres: Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, and Roasted Red Pepper Skewers , Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews and Cucumber Wheels with Dill Cream Cheese Blend and Smoked Salmon


Dinner: Tuscan Chicken, Tenderloin of Beef, Caesar Salad, Grilled Asparagus and Au Gratin Potatoes


Dessert: Chocolate Cake 




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