2018 Arc Gala



Join us for our 2018 Gala!

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Location: Radisson Blu, Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN 55425 

For sponsorship opportunities,please call us at 952.920.0855 or click here

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms available for Gala guests at the Radisson Blu. To book a room under our block and discounted room rate, please use this link and use the promotional code THEARC

You can also call 1-800-333-3333, and ask for The Arc Greater Twin Cities room block. 

Guests must make reservations by February 10, 2018; any reservations after this date are subject to availability and any prevailing room rates. 



Dan Wilson


Dan Wilson is a Grammy-winning artist, songwriter and producer. As a member of Trip Shakespeare and leader of the band Semisonic, he is a Minnesota music icon. As a solo artist, Wilson has released three studio albums including the 2017 Re-Covered, a collection of his reinterpretations of songs that he wrote with and for other artists. Wilson is a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator having worked with a diverse group of artists including Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Phantogram and many others. His prestigious songwriting résumé includes three modern classics: “Closing Time” (Semisonic), “Not Ready to Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks), and “Someone Like You” (Adele).







Cathy Wurzer will join us again as Gala Emcee. Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News. She is also the co-host of Almanac, a weekly public affairs program produced by Twin Cities Public Television for Minnesota’s statewide public television network. Wurzer has won four Emmy Awards for her work on Almanac.