2021 Anderson Center Spring Soiree Croquet Tournament
Support the Anderson Center’s year-round arts programs at the first annual Spring Soiree Croquet Tournament and Art Auction Saturday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tower View. All experience levels are welcome in this casual six-wicket, doubles golf croquet tournament taking place across unique and adventurous courses on the Tower View lawn. Registration is $40 for an individual or $75 for a team of two. The top-performing team receives a Wine Gift Basket from Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings. Dress to impress in “snappy casual” white as awards will be given out to the team with the best croquet outfit.
The conclusion of the tournament coincides with the end of the silent art auction at 4:00 p.m. Participants and spectators will have the opportunity in the Tower View Barn to browse the auction, make final bids, and take items home. Proceeds from certain artworks donated by individual artists will be split 50/50 with the artists. All proceeds will benefit artists and the community through the Anderson Center’s flagship residency program and annual outreach events such as the 25th Anniversary Party this July.
All teams are guaranteed two games. Winning teams from two pools will compete in a final four championship bracket. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with the first pool of teams playing two games; the second pool of games begins at 2 p.m.; and the final championship games begin at 3 p.m. Rules will be shared prior to each round, but are based off rules published here.
Click here to register and learn more about the hybrid online and in-person silent art auction, which features both one-of-a-kind experiences and works of original art donated by alumni of the Anderson Center artist residency program, on-site studio artists, and other local & regional artists, as well as local businesses and arts organizations. The auction will go live at 8:00 a.m. CST on Friday, May 7 and will end at 4:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 15 following the croquet tournament. Click here to browse the auction catalog as items are added before the auction goes live.