Wander the Taube, be social, and enjoy soup

Taube Soup It Up Social coming up on Feb. 23

Submitted Photo The entire Soup It Up Social experience is filled with art. Minot State University provides both ceramic bowls and student volunteers to help at the event.

Browse local art, enjoy an array of soups and bread, and help benefit the Taube Museum of Art in Minot on Feb. 23 at its annual Soup It Up Social fundraiser.

The event will offer different soups to be served as guests roam around the Taube to see all the museum has to offer with the various works on sale from local artists. It will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We decided to hold it here to keep it close to home and close to the art,” said Rachel Alfaro, Gallery Coordinator at the Taube. “There’s less seating, but it’s more artistic.”

The Soup It Up Social is one of the Taube Museum of Art’s annual fundraisers. Those who attend not only help the Taube continue to offer the many artistic things they do for the community but will also be helping out art students at Minot State University.

“MSU provides ceramic bowls and volunteers,” explained Alfaro. “Some of the funds raised will go to them for scholarships.”

Six different soups will be served. They will be provided by Teri Tingley, Panera Bread, Kroll’s Diner, 10 North Main, Laura Mihalick, and Souris River Brewing. Bread will be provided by Magic City Hoagies and various sugary treats will be provided by Cookies For You and museum board members.

Everyone who attends will be given a punch card that they fill out by stopping to try different soups and visiting with the different artists attending. Filling out the punch card will give guests the chance to win a door prize basket valued up to $250 along with other smaller door prizes. Guests can also vote for their favorite soup.

A silent auction will take place with a variety of gift baskets, pottery and other art items.

“There will be a lot of different vendors selling their works,” said Alfaro.

Tickets to the Soup It Up Social cost $15 for members of the Taube, $17 for non-members and MSU students and those who are ages 8 and younger are half priced. A ceramic bowl is included with the tickets for everyone except for those 8 and younger.

For those who are non-members but are interested in becoming a member, if you join by Feb. 23, a ticket will only cost $10.

“Once someone becomes a member, it will last a year and provides discounts at the Taube, to different events and classes,” explained Alfaro.

Tickets can be purchased at the Taube Museum of Art or online at taubemuseum/org/soup-it-up.htm.