Thank you for your interest in the MCAD Art Sale Opening Night on Thursday, November 15!

Online Opening Night ticket sales are now closed, but tickets will be sold at the event entry.

Opening night tickets* give you first access to all of the art, complimentary valet parking, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks throughout the evening.

MCAD Art Sale Opening Night Schedule
5:45 p.m.Doors Open
5:55 p.m.Interim President Karen Wirth opening remarks
6:00 p.m.Art Sale Begins!
9:00 p.m.Art Sale Closes


Valet Parking
Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance to the MCAD Gallery at 25th Street and Stevens Avenue. 

Ticketing and Check-in
If you purchased a ticket in advance, either online or over the phone, your name will be on the guest list; there are no paper tickets. Please check in at the registration desk just inside the main building at 2501 Stevens Avenue. 

Purchasing Artwork and Supporting Scholarships
All work is “cash and carry” (cash, check, and credit cards accepted) with 80% of sale prices going back to the individual artists. Contributions to the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund can be made at the register.

Hot Picks
Five local guest curators have reviewed this year’s Art Sale offerings and have selected their “hot picks,” or artists to watch. These items, selected from all areas of the Art Sale, are identified by a hot pink label. Check them out! This year’s curators are:

  • Design/Illustration: Don McNeil, Curator, General Mills Art Collection; Emily Galusha, Former Director, Northern Clay Center
  • Printmaking: Cole Rogers, Artistic Director/Master Printer, Highpoint Center for Printmaking
  • 3D/Furniture: Fuller Cowles, Sculptor and Co-founder, Franconia Sculpture Park
  • Photography: Xavier Tavera ’14, Photographer
  • Painting: Jennifer Phelps, Director, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory

Need help during the event?
Look for the Art Sale hosts in pink T-shirts. They can help answer questions about the art, carry oversized pieces, package work, and assist with checkout.

As always, thank you so much for your support of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. We are pleased you can join us for this exciting annual event in support of MCAD students and alumni!

Please feel free to call or email Cindy Theis at 612.874.3777 or with any questions.