ARTcetera: We are all in this together.

The Miller-Dwan Foundation hosts a variety of events throughout the year, the largest being our annual gala, ARTcetera.

ARTcetera is our region’s longest standing gala of its kind and it brings together, on average, 250 like-minded community members, ready to raise funds for essential healthcare services in our community. Just last year, we went off our usual course and held the event in the raw space at the Miller Hill Health Plaza (former Younkers Department Store). More than300 people attended, and we raised over $302,000 to expand and enhance the Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center. With the help of ARTcetera and our supporters, Polinsky will be a highly-specialized, advanced-care healing space in a new location. It will reflect the center’s national recognition and nurture its ability to continue impacting lives in vitally needed ways.

Other years, through ARTcetera we have raised funds for the essential services such as the compassionate end-of-life care at Solvay Hospice House, mental health care at Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being, cancer care at the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center. ARTcetra also created the Abilities First Fund, a fund designed to support individual assistive technology needs for people with disabilities.

At the event, we hold a live and silent auction, including trips, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, private dinners and so much more. We rely on businesses and donors for most of the items – the generosity of our supporters is absolutely astounding. They donate routinely and they give big. And now more than ever, it is important to remember them, use their services and be there to support them as they have us for so many years.

There are so many ways to help: Get takeout at your favorite restaurant or purchase gift cards to use at a later date. Many of the breweries in town offer beer delivery or growler and crowler pick-up. Buy the new OMC Smokehouse cookbook. Order up the online version of the Duluth News Tribune. Take part in the Virtual Cinema with Zeitgeist. Shop online for the latest at Frost River or Atelier & Stone. Book an after-quarantine photo shoot with FitzPhoto. The options are endless, and the time is now.

Here is a list of our ARTcetera 2019 underwriters:

  • Essentia Health
  • Hailey Sault
  • Johnson Wilson Constructor
  • maurices
  • The Jamar Company
  • Benson Electric Co.
  • Republic Bank
  • Sieh Henderson Group – Merrill Lynch
  • Park Dental Downtown Duluth
  • Graystone Consulting, George Cook and Larry Ekstrom
  • RBC
  • Hanfte Fride
  • Walker & Associates, Inc.
  • Wipfli, LLP
  • RSM
  • Duluth News Tribune
  • Hunt Electric Corporation
  • Lyric Restaurant & Bar
  • W. Kuettel & Sons, Inc.
  • Duluth Landfill Superior LLC
  • Pink Tie Design
  • ShelDon

Here is a list of our ARTcetera 2019 donors and supporters:

  • 47 Degrees
  • Al and Erika Hodnik
  • Align Financial
  • Andy Hauswirth
  • Anytime Fitness
  • APi Group Inc.
  • At Sara’s Table
  • Bent Paddle Brewery
  • Blacklist Brewing Co.
  • Blink Optometry
  • Bob and Kathy Heimbach
  • Brad and Susan Skytta
  • Bradley Interiors
  • Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • Dale Lucas
  • Dave Rogotzke and his community
  • David Gilsvik
  • Doug and Kris Cameron
  • Jared and Leslie Broadway
  • Duluth Coffee Company
  • Duluth Kitchen Company
  • Essentia Health Fitness and Therapy Center
  • Essentia Health Skin Renewal Services
  • Fitger’s Inn
  • Fitzphoto
  • Fred Dudderar, Jr.
  • Frost River
  • Glenn Di Amour
  • Miller-Dwan Foundation Staff
  • Northstar Ford
  • Grandma’s Marathon
  • Grandma’s Restaurants
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Hoops Brewing
  • Jamie and Liz Langenbrunner
  • Jamie Spencer
  • Jeff and Michelle Holmes
  • Jill and Bob Lyman
  • John and Angel Koski
  • John and Donde Goldfine
  • Jon Niemi and Dennis Lamkin
  • Kendra Scott
  • Keyport Liquor Store
  • Kitchee Gammi Design Co.
  • Labovitz Enterprises
  • Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
  • Lake Superior Art Glass
    Board & Brush
  • Lotus on the Lake
  • Louise Payjack-Guillou of Atelier & Stone
  • MAP Behavioral Health Center
  • Marcia and Steve Johnson
  • Marsha Hystead
  • Mary Kay and Jim Berarducci
  • Michelle Wegler
  • Mike Seyfer
  • Mindy Sonneman, MS Designs
  • Missy and Dan Meierhoff
  • Natalie Stanley
  • North Shore Bank of Commerce
  • Northern Waters Smokehaus
  • Northland Plastic Surgery
  • Oldenburg House
  • Oliver Companies
  • OMC Smokehouse
  • Robin Davidson
  • Ruth Strom McCutcheon
  • Sandra Marden-Lokken
  • Sandra Owen
  • Security Jewelers
  • Skyline Lanes
  • South Pier Inn
  • SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park
  • Terry John Zila
  • The DECC
  • The Eagle’s Nest
  • Touch of Plasch
  • Trail Fitters
  • Whimsy
  • Zeitgeist Arts

Thank you to everyone who provided underwriting support, provided a donation for the live or silent auction, attended the event, volunteered or cheered us on from afar. We couldn’t do the important work that we do without each and every one of you. We are grateful for your support in the past and we’ll move forward together. (and you can relive the event by checking out the photos here or watching the video below)

Take good care everyone. Stay home and stay safe.

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