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Celebrate 100 years of art with the Trust

This year marks an important part of the Trust’s history. Not only will we remember 2021 as the year the arts helped us overcome the struggles of a global pandemic, but also as a time to celebrate the centennial of our historic Orpheum and State theatres.

Over the past 100 years, our buildings – including the Pantages Theatre and The Hennepin event center – served as the heart of history on Hennepin Avenue; from characters that have come to them, to social movements, to the acts who graced the stages, to businesses and community that have changed around them. The centennial celebrates the history of Hennepin Avenue and looks ahead to what the future holds.

We’re ready for our next act. Will you join us? Consider partnering with us on Give to the Max Day, November 18, and make a gift in honor of another 100 years of art that thrills, moves and amazes.

Anyone wishing to donate before Thursday, November 18 may do so. Simply click on the donate button below to make a gift and join us as we look forward to a bright future.



Make a larger impact during our Lunchtime Challenge

Would you like to double your impact this year? Then join us for the Lunchtime Challenge! Make your gift online on November 18, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CST. Any funds received during this window will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000. When you make your gift during this period, not only will you double your impact, you could receive one of our incredible experience packages below.

Enter to win between 11 a.m.- noon CST
X Marks the Spot mural framed print, signed by artist Reggie LeFlore
One pack of post cards
One pair of tickets to Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Time Bubble Tour on November 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Pantages tote

Enter to win between Noon–1 p.m. CST
Historic Hennepin Avenue framed print
One pack of postcards
*One special prize to be revealed at noon on November 18
One pair of tickets to Mannheim Steamroller Christmas on November 27, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum tote

Enter to win between 1–2 p.m. CST
State Theatre banister blueprint
One pack of postcards
One pair of tickets to Marisa Monte on March 12, 2022 at 8 p.m.
State tote


*Give to the Max contributions will count toward your annual donation.

*No donation is necessary to win. To enter without making a gift, fill out the entry form here during the window for the package you want, and you will be entered in the drawing for that package. By entering for the Giveaway, whether you donate or not, you agree to the terms and conditions here.