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Tickets are on sale for Art Dash, an event that celebrates beauty and fine art while raising funds for the Franciscan Spirituality Center.

For more than 30 years, the Franciscan Spirituality Center has been a welcoming and peaceful space to explore spirituality through the visual arts and other forms of creative expression. This first-time event brings together local artists and community members/patrons for an evening of socializing, food, cocktails and fine art.

Art Dash will take place Thursday, March 30, at The Court Above Main in La Crosse, with a 5:30 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. event start.

Here’s how it works: A 60 patron tickets corresponding to the number of donated art items will be sold for $100 each. Additionally, spectator tickets (for those who want to watch the fun but not leave with a piece of art) will be sold for $50 each. All ticket holders will enjoy appetizers from Pogreba Restaurant and have a chance to mingle with the artists and other guests. A cash bar also will be available.

Each patron ticket holder will be assigned a number. After a social hour and preview of the art, numbers will be drawn in random order. When their number is called, ticket holders will dash to the art item of their choice. If that item is still available, they may select it. If it already has been chosen, they’ll have to dash to another item that appeals to them and so on until all of the pieces are claimed.

Registration is by phone only. Call 608-791-5295 to reserve tickets. Because of the nature of this event, all patron tickets must be paid in advance. A limited number of spectator tickets will be available at the door.

For a list of participating artists and sponsors, visit and click on the Art Dash tab.

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