Last June the Minneapolis Institute of Arts or the MIA celebrated 100 years. To mark the occasion two events were planned by Kim Supple the Institutes Special Events Director. The first event, an open bar dance party for 1200 followed by a more formal sit down dinner for 750 guests the next night. Après Party and Tent Rental had the honor of providing décor and the tent that would hold the celebrations.
The location of the tent was directly in front of the MIA on the public street. This location required a public road to be closed for three weeks! During those three weeks, a raised level floor was built and the tent erected on top of that. If you have ever been to Minnesota in June you know it gets hot, so an HVAC system was set up as well to ensure guests could keep their cool while celebrating. Once the tent was set, trucks were cleared, and mood set guests only knew they were partying in a tent from walking in, otherwise no detail was missed. The floor was carpeted; the ceiling draped in glittery beaded garland with lights adding to the mood, not to mentioned the formal sit down dinner.