Meridian en Blanc
Inspired by the Dîner en Blanc concept born in Paris and adopted by many cities around the world, Yankton Area Arts introduced a similarly chic picnic on the Meridian Bridge in 2014. Intending to celebrate the arts in a beautiful outdoor setting, this has become an annual fundraiser to support arts programming in the Yankton area.
July 17, 2021
Back on the Bridge!
After several years hosting the Meridian en Blanc in various locations, we are excited to host you on the iconic Meridian Bridge, once again! Ticket holders will enjoy a meal prepared by Counterfeit Catering and wine and beer will be available for purchase.
In partnership with Connecting Cultures, we will shine a light on and lift the voices of our neighbors and friends and the good work they are doing in our community. Guests will enjoy music by James Dean Acoustic, artwork created by Jenny White, and Dreamcatchers made by Josie Traversie.
Make Art Happen
In 2019, YAA began our Make Art Happen initiative with an instrument drive. We have collected, repaired, and donated 30 instruments to the local school district band program. This initial program will continue to grow, but it's time to expand our reach in the community.
All proceeds from Meridian en Blanc will support the next phase of Make Art Happen! YAA will be raising money this evening to provide scholarships for local youth to attend arts camps in our community and beyond. Additionally we will be giving away quality art supplies each month to kids in our community so they can create art at home!
Tickets are $50 and may be purchased between June 15 and July 2, 2021.
MeB 2021 Featuring:
Music by James Dean Acoustic
James Dean is a Live Looping Artist from Yankton, SD. Live Looping is the creation of an entire piece of music using musical layers that are recorded and played back at different intervals. James creates unique and relaxing soundscapes in many genres using only his guitar and a drum pad. The new millennium version of a one-man band. You do not want to miss this performance!
J. White, Artist
Josie Traversie, Artist
Thank you to our Sponsors
Interested in sponsoring Meridian en Blanc? Contact us today!
Norm & Kathleen West