What: Art on the Line Gala and Fundraiser
When: Saturday, February 7, 6 p.m.
Where: Fipke Centre, UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC
Cost: $190.00 per auction ticket (admits 2 people) $10.00 per entrance ticket (admits 1 person)
UBC Okanagan’s Department of Creative Studies, and the Visual Arts Course Union is excited to present its 13th annual “Art on the Line” Fundraiser & Gala this coming Saturday, February 7th, 2015. This popular annual event brings together the local arts community to celebrate the work of our students, faculty, alumni, as well as artists practicing in the community in the spirit of raising funds.
The event is limited to 100 auction tickets to be sold at $190.00 each. One ticket admits two people and entitles the holder to an exciting evening of live entertainment, good food, and of course, great art. Auction ticket holders are guaranteed one piece of artwork! Auction tickets are drawn based on a random lottery system to which ticket holders then make their selection based on the art that is remaining. This always makes for an exciting and suspenseful evening! Tickets may be reserved through event coordinator Connor Charlesworth via email at AOTL2015@hotmail.com or phone at 250-718-8761.
In addition to the regular draw, there will also be a raffle for select items that are sure to impress; $5 buys you a chance to win an original piece of art! As well, look for exciting mini-art sales throughout the night, delivered in vintage style…!
Sheri-D Wilson, an acclaimed spoken word poet and performer, will be our special guest MC propelling, prompting and piggy-backing you through the draw (metaphorically speaking), which will begin at 7:30 sharp in the Fipke lecture theatre.
Doors will open at 6:00pm for ticket holders to view the artwork, make their wishlist, and enjoy live music, refreshments and h’ordeuvres. Complimentary tissues will be provided to those that don’t get their first picks.
The funds raised from this event are distributed amongst the Visual Arts Course Union to financially aid with events such as the 4th year graduate exhibition, visiting artists, and trips. 10% of the proceeds raised from Art on the Line will go to the Cool Arts Society which is dedicated to providing fine arts opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities living in the Central Okanagan.
For more information, please contact Art on the Line coordinator Connor Charlesworth at AOTL2015@hotmail.com.