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Black Gown Gala

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Thank you Sponsors, Donors, Committee, Models, Attendees for an amazing event!

Photos will be available here once posted.

Save the Date. April 29, 2023 at Pique Travel

The Excelsior- Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Black Gown Gala, a night of drinks, fashion, and entertainment. 

The dress code is cocktail/formal, so come and dress up with your gals and dates!

This event will feature 6 VIP tables which will include charcuterie boards, wine, goodie bags, VIP table seats for the fashion show, and early access to the silent auction.


All attendees will get to sample desserts from Joey Nova's and Delicatese a la Nina, including chocolate spice cake, apple shortcakes, and more.

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Grey Duck will be sponsoring a signature Black Gown Gala cocktail, and other alcohol and non-alcohol options will be available as well.

Join us to see the newest fashion from local Chamber retailers modeled by your elected officials, neighbors, teachers, and friends.

Participating Businesses

October 14, 2022

6:30 PM at Pique Travel, Excelsior MN


VIP Tables open at 5:30 PM

*21+ Event

Meet our Models!

Jennifer Labadie, Mayor of Shorewood

Laura Holtan, South Lake Minnetonka Police

Eileen Andersen, Postpartum Doula & Minnewashta recess/lunch Para

Annie Paul,  Minnetonka Middle School West

Miki Huntington, Educator, Speaker, Facilitator, Mentor, Veteran, and Life Coach

Andrew Kinach, Minnesota Movement

Kelly Olson, Executive Producer Miss INNdependent

Maria Anderson, Co-Owner The Guest House


View Our Exclusive Silent Auction

Thank you to our Donors

Abundant Kitchen
Amore and Fede
Anne Waddell
Bella on the Bay
Cafe Latte Bread and Chocolate
Cub Foods
Dolittle Wood Fired Grill
Delicatese a la Nina
Excelsior Fire District
Excelsior Morning Rotary
Excelsior Realty
Gray Duck
Goldfish Swim School
Jester Concepts restaurants
Joey Novas
Knewtson Health Group
Liz Lund Equestrian and Copeland Farms
Nautical Bowls
Paradise Charter Cruises
Platinum Dance Center
Prairie School of Dance
Roam Kitchen
Sever's Fall Festival
Snake Discovery: Reptile Museum
Sweet Nautical
Trader Joe's
The Twins
The Vikings
The Guest House
USA Inflatables and Events

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