The Pearson Lakes Art Center held its annual June Celebrate the Arts Benefit on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event saw a record attendance this year with approximately 250 supporters.

The evening began with butler-passed savory hors d’oeuvres, sponsored by Sackett & Sims-Taylor Law Offices as well as a complimentary bar, sponsored by Liz Sandy, Realtor. An Art Silent Auction, sponsored by Timothy & Randolph Arand-McIlrath was held in the Monte Pearson Gallery and a Business Silent Auction, sponsored by Paul & Ali Wofford, McDonalds was featured on the Theatre Stage.

The Arty Party continued with a dinner served by The Inn at Okoboji, wine provided by Okoboji Wines, sponsored by Kozy Heat, and dessert sponsored by the Wine Bar & Art Gallery. A live auction concluded the evening featuring vacation getaways to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Waikiki, Hawaii and Carmel, California as well as themed dinner party packages and room makeovers.

The Pearson Lakes Art Center continues the summer season with full line up of artists and performers. Visit

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