Avant Garden, the annual gala supporting the Walker’s artistic and educational programming, illuminated the Minneapolis evening skies this past September. With a record 1,300 guests present, the museum exceeded its fundraising goals. Both inside the museum and on the surrounding grounds, the night’s beautiful vision and décor was created by Todd Pinzuti of Bungalow 6 Design. Culinaire provided a summer-fresh garden menu, and late-night treats included glowing cotton candy, Sara’s Tipsy Pies, and a s’mores bar from local company North Mallow. For entertainment, Har Mar Superstar and DJ Biz Markie successfully got everyone on the dance floor.