The Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Join us on the lawn for a unique mix of emerging talent, provocative creativity, and an enthusiasm that can only be found at MCAD! Enjoy craft cocktails courtesy of Bacardi and a delicious array of bites by renowned local chefs; view the incredible artwork up for sale; bid at the live auction; experience incredible local artists DJ Tricky MikiSam Larom ’19, and Aaron Dysart, all while supporting MCAD Scholarships.

This year, in addition to the incredible selection of artwork up for bidding, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is graciously donating a private dinner for twelve to the Auction. The winning bidder and their guests will enjoy a memorable evening at Andrew’s studio over a delicious meal prepared by Andrew Zimmern and his team. This experience will be a part of the live auction and only available for bidding by in-person event guests.

Can’t make it to the event? Join us online from May 20–23 for the silent auction and bid on more than 40 pieces of work from the comfort of your home.

While MCAD students share a passion for creativity, they come to us from all walks of life. With more than 97% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, scholarships are critical in ensuring that our students feel supported as they pursue their dreams.

Now in its ninth year, The Auction has raised more than $1.5 million for MCAD Scholarships. All proceeds from the event directly benefit emerging artists and designers on their paths toward graduating.

The health and safety of our students, guests, staff, and community is our top priority. In an effort to better minimize risk and the spread of Covid-19, all Auction attendees must present proof of a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the event.


Can’t make it to the event? Donate to support MCAD student scholarships.

Proceeds benefit the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Scholarship Fund.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to MCAD is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.