Art Dash: Ready, Set, Gogh!

Thank you to everyone who made our fourth annual Art Dash such an amazing success! 

The virtual format worked quite well, but we are excited to bring this signature event back to The Cargill Room at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Please save the date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 (5:30 p.m. cocktail hour; 6:30 p.m. dash promptly begins)

We will start soliciting donations of artwork in November 2021. 

While we don't jury art donations, per se, we do ask that artwork meet the following criteria: 

1. Artwork should be professional quality and categorized as fine art. 
2. Artwork must be original and created by the artist who is donating it.
3. Artwork should have a value of at least $100. 
4. Artwork should be framed (when applicable). 

All mediums of art are welcome. Art does not need to have a spiritual or otherwise specific theme. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Audrey Lucier, FSC director, at 608-791-5295 or by email.

ABOUT THE EVENT: Art Dash brings together local artists and community members in a celebration of creativity, beauty and connection. Everyone who buys a $100 ticket is guaranteed a piece of art–which one depends on how fast you can claim it. All of the art is worth at least $100 and the proceeds of this event support our ever-increasingly vital mission, so you can’t lose!

Where else can you get a piece of original art as a thank you for your $100 donation?

HOW IT WORKS: A $100 ticket buys you a spot in the Dash. After a preview of the art, we’ll start randomly drawing names, three at a time. As your name is called, you’ll dash to the piece you want. If someone claims your top pick before you do, you’ll need to make a different choice. Depending on when your name is called and what pieces are available at that point, you may get your top pick or you may need to select a second or third choice. 

Even though these are serious works of art, the Dash itself is meant to be a lighthearted competition. Plus, it’s all for a good cause, so we recommend you have a game plan and an attitude of openness and surprise. You are bound to end up with the piece of art you were meant to have!

If you’d like to support the Franciscan Spirituality Center but are not interested in receiving artwork, please consider purchasing a Spectator ticket. As a thank you for your $50 donation, we’ll invite you to the gathering to watch the fun, cheer on your favorite “dashers” and artists, and have a chance to win door prizes. The FSC is a 501(3)c non-profit organization; your donation for a Spectator ticket is tax deductible as allowed by law. 

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 2021 sponsors:

Mayo Clinic Health System


Coulee Bank
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.
WKBT-TV/Phase 3 Digital
Mid-West Family La Crosse

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Borton Construction
The Weber Group

Mercer Advisors 
Modern Mechanical Contractors, LCC
Trust Point, Inc.
Great Lakes Cheese Company, Inc.

Kish & Sons Electric 
Mikat Public Relations, Inc.
LMC Financial Advisors
Rosalie Hooper Thomas and Stan Thomas
Festival Foods
Mathy Construction

Tom DeZell
Vendi Advertising
Amanda Grace Hardy
Karen Lueck, FSPA


Pump House Regional Arts Center
Kristy Walz
The Frame Gallery
Steve Spilde
Laurie Swan