Art Dash: March 22, 2018

Ready, Set, Gogh!
Our 2nd annual Art Dash will be Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Radisson Center (300 Second St. S., one block south of the Radisson Hotel).

5:30 p.m. social; 7 p.m. Art Dash begins

This important fundraiser for the Franciscan Spirituality Center celebrates beauty, creativity and community, as we bring together art patrons and local artists for a fun and fast-paced evening of food and fine art.

How it works: Everyone who buys a $100 ticket will go home with a piece of original art, but which piece is up for grabs. Each Dash ticket holder will be assigned a number. After a social hour and preview of the art, numbers will be drawn in random order. When their number is called, ticket holders will dash to the art item of their choice. If that item is still available, they may select it. If it already has been chosen, they’ll have to dash to another piece they like and so on until all of the artwork is claimed.

Where else can you get a piece of locally produced, quality art for a mere $100 donation?
Spouses and friends can buy a Spectator ticket for $50 and watch the fun. All ticket holders will enjoy delicious appetizers and desserts, and have a chance to mingle with the artists and other guests.

Spectator ticket holders also will be entered into a drawing for fabulous door prizes from Home2Suites, The Freighthouse RestaurantWettstein's, Altra Federal Credit Union and Bittersweet Flower Market.

Tickets can be purchased by phone only (608-791-5295). Whether you are looking to build your art collection, need a unique gift idea or just want to support the FSC, we’d love for you to join us. 

Thank you to our sponsors:


Midwest Family Broadcasting   Coulee Bank   Mayo Clinic Health System   Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration  Habitat for Humanity Confluence Consulting  La Crosse Graphics  FIM Group  Wisconsin Public Radio  Bittersweet Flower Market and the Beck-Engel Family, Barb and Joe Kruse, Ken and Cathy Ford, Daniel and Karen Dunn, Drs. John Cochran and Margaret Grenisen, Tim and Marj Gillespie.


If you'd like to participate as an artist, please contact Stacey Kalas at

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Kristy Walz at



Here is just a sampling of the artists and the actual artwork you can dash for at the event. Look for updates as we get closer to the event.