Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Live Music by The Mercury 3 • Fabulous Food • Live & Silent Auction
At 8:30 p.m., Col. Frank Fox will conduct the live auction, which includes dinners, artwork, and one-of-a- kind experiences!

Raise your glass to the Arts and celebrate with your favorite brew!

Festivities include live music, fabulous autumn-inspired fare, and a variety of fermented beverages from Midwestern brewers for guests to imbibe. For those not hip on hops, beverages from the vine as well as a non-alcoholic versions will be available.

Tickets are $40 

Tickets will be available at: Hy-Vee East, Hy-Vee West, Moorman Clothiers, and MacNider Museum.

While listening to the fantastic live music of The Mercury 3 patrons will be able to enjoy a fantastic selection of beer (including Slingshot Dunkle-Weiss produced by Backpocket Brewery in Coralville, Shild Brau Amber Ale produced by Millstream Brewery in Amana Colonies, Summit Oktoberfest produced by Summit Brewery in St. Paul, Minn., Johnny Appleseed Cider produced by Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Mo., and many more!) and wine along with a delicious assortment of food including brisket and buffalo chicken sliders, beer cheese dip, sweet potato chips, and pumpkin spice dip.

Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on an assortment of unique silent and live auction items that include original artwork by well-known artists such as Richard Leet and Kathie Vix, donations from area businesses, and vacation homes. Here are some sneak peaks of auction items for this year:

D Black pillow Honey basket Joan Webster-Vore

Leet Lisa Orgler postcards
Sally scarf


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What is Artoberfest?
Artoberfest is a fundraiser for the Charles H. MacNider Musuem. The event will allow patrons to sample a few beers or wines, hear great music, enjoy scrumptious food, and silent and live auctions – all to benefit the museum. Who knew charity could be this fun?

What is the date and time?
Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where is the location?
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum 303 2nd St SE - Mason City, IA 50401

How much are tickets?
$40.00 per person

Do I have to be 21 to attend?
Yes, this event is limited to those who are over the age of 21.

Where do the proceeds go?
Proceeds will benefit the operations of the MacNider Museum. Each year the museum has a variety of programs, exhibits, and classes for the public. While we do receive partial city funding the Museum is responsible for earning up to 1/2 of its own revenue.

Are tickets available at the door?
While tickets are available at the door, please purchase tickets prior to the event, if possible.

What is the suggested attire?
We like to call it dressy casual. This is not a formal or semi formal event.

MacNider Art Museum will be closed to the public on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 for Artoberfest decorating and clean up. Anyone that needs to pick something up after the event can arrange a time with museum staff by calling 641-421-3666.