The Rochester Art Center (RAC) is a local leading center for contemporary art. It will host two events this weekend.

OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 22 | 7 – 9 PM (free to the pubic)

Locavore: Southeastern MN Juried Exhibition in the Burton and Judy Onofrio Galleries a fall exhibition. Come see a taste of art by artists rarely brought together. Adjacent to Locavore is Homegrown: 2’ x 2’, a show literally for everyone. In the democratic spirit that anyone can be an artist, anyone who creates a work on a RAC provided 2’ x 2’ board will be included in the exhibition. With two concurrent exhibitions of local and regional artistic work, RAC continues to create an open and inclusive setting for the broad range of artworks created in the region. Jurors for Locavore are Kathleen Hawkes, Faculty, University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Andrew Nordin, Art Instructor, Ridgewater College.

ARTBASH | Premier fundraiser and southeast Minnesota’s best art party (tickets can be purchased here)

PREBASH 5:30pm-6:30pm Offsite at Cambria
ARTBASH 6:00pm-10:00pm Rochester Art Center
AFTERBASH 9:00pm-12:00am New MCC Plaza

ARTBRUNCH 10:00am-12:00pm Blue Duck

ARTBASH will feature a Locavore, farm-to-table atmosphere to coincide with LOCAVORE and HOMEGROWN: 2’x2′, a southeastern Minnesota juried art exhibition opening September 22. The food will be innovative and artfully prepared by local chef Jeff Windt & Kathy Windt with their team at Catering By Design, Minnesota’s only boutique catering company.

This year’s ARTBASH art auction is an incredible opportunity to bid on dozens of works by contemporary artists recently seen in exhibitions at RAC.

Included in an ARTBASH ticket, is entry to the PREBASH hosted by Cambria® and includes appetizers, cocktails, and live music from 5:00 – 6:30pm. The Rochester Trolley will provide you a ride from and to the Rochester Art Center from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

AFTERBASH is happening on the brand new Riverview Plaza just outside RAC’s doors. AFTERBASH party-goers will be able to make gourmet s’mores over fire, dance to high energy DJ music, and experience other surprises. To add onto the whole ARTBASH experience, new this year is ARTBRUNCH happening the day after ARTBASH, Sunday, September 24 at Bleu Duck from 10:00AM – Noon.

Shake it out and dust it off, #ARTBASH2017 is here to bring the bash back.

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