It was an evening of gowns, suits and smiles as the seventh annual I Have a Voice Gala to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse Twin Cities lit up the ballroom of the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

The sold-out family affair included silent and live auctions, dinner and a program.

Proceeds from the event support the Gigi’s Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, which provide free educational and therapeutic programs for children with Down syndrome and their families.