Artoberfest will be Friday, October 8, 2021!
We are pleased to announce the return of our popular fall fundraiser Artoberfest. The date of the event is Friday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets are $50 and now for sale at Moorman Clothiers, HyVee East, HyVee West, and the MacNider Art Museum. Everyone attending must be ages 21+.
The fundraiser will feature a variety of tasty brews from all over the Midwest, a delicious assortment of food, and music. Guests will receive two drink tickets and additional drinks will be available for purchase at the event.
More than 80 silent auction items have been donated from local businesses and artists. Due to COVID-19 there will not be a live auction, instead part of the silent auction will go online therefore bidding can continue into the weekend. The online auction will go from October 5 at noon through October 10 at 8 pm; the link is here https://www.32auctions.com/artoberfest2021. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support the MacNider Art Museum in a fun way. Details subject to change.
The Museum will be closed Oct. 8-9 for Artoberfest preparation & cleanup. If you would like to make a donation for or volunteer at Artoberfest please call the museum at 641-421-3666.
2021 Sponsors: ITC Midwest, Henkel Construction, Kingland Systems, North Iowa Community Credit Union, Bergland + Cram, CENT Credit Union, Central Park Dentistry, Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Country Meadow Place, First Citizens Bank, Hawkeye Auto Body, Hogan-Hansen, Moorman Clothiers, NSB Bank, Raymond James Associates, Tierney Properties, and the Generous People of North Iowa
Frequently Asked Questions About Artoberfest
What is Artoberfest?
Artoberfest is a fundraiser for the Charles H. MacNider Art Musuem. The event involves patrons sampling beers or wines, listening to music, enjoying scrumptious food, and participating in silent and live auctions – all to benefit the museum. Details subject to change.
What is the date and time?
The in-person event is Friday, October 8 from 6-9 pm
The online auction will go from October 5 at noon through October 10 at 8 pm; link is here: https://www.32auctions.com/artoberfest2021
Where is the location?
At the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $50 and now for sale at Moorman Clothiers, HyVee East, HyVee West, and the MacNider Art Museum. Everyone attending must be age 21+. No ticket needed for the online auction.
Where do the proceeds go?
Proceeds will benefit the operations of the MacNider Art 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?
It depends on how ticket sales go! We will post if the event sells out ahead of October 8.
What is the suggested attire?
We suggest dressy casual – no tuxes or ballgowns required (unless that’s your preference)! Masks are optional.