A former board chair of the Civic Fine Arts Center and long-time supporter of the Sioux Falls Arts Community, Rob Oliver is being recognized for his instrumental role in the establishment of the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion.

Oliver will receive the Emeritus Award, presented to award former Visual Arts Center or Civic Fine Arts board members who have a record of stellar support of the Visual Arts Center and the arts in Sioux Falls.

At this Saturday's Arts Night Gala event of the year in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion, patrons will enjoy food, fine art and competitive bidding in support of the Visual Arts Center and its mission to bring art into our community through programs and curated exhibitions.

Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 PM followed by dinner and the auction.

Tickets are $125; $65 of the ticket price is considered a tax-deductible gift. Tickets may be purchased by calling Katharine Hults at 605-731-2377.