'Rolling In'

Toril Fisher's donated piece, "Rolling In," will be among the works of art to be sold at the Art Dash, a fundraiser for the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse. Fisher is from Vernon County.

Tickets are on sale for Art Dash, a fun and fast-paced event that celebrates beauty and fine art while raising funds for the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse.

This first-time event brings together local artists and community members/patrons for a spirited evening of socializing, food, cocktails and fine art. 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.

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.

How it works: A limited number (60) of 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 delicious 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.

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Every patron ticket holder goes home with a piece of art. The challenge is to claim your favorite piece before someone else does.

Registration for this very special event is by phone only. Call 608-791-5295 to reserve your 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.

Participating artists from Vernon County include Jeff Bye, Kay Campbell (Kay's Potiques), Pita Daniels, Toril Fisher and John Schneider.

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

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Vernon County Broadcaster editor

Angie Cina is editor of the Vernon County Broadcaster. Contact her at 608-637-5616.

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