Art on the Line

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 evening is an entertaining art raffle with many more exciting prizes available to be won. Over 100 works of art are collected from local artists, faculty, and students. One ticket admits two people to the event, and guarantees winning one work of art from the collection. Even the last ticket drawn has a choice from over 20 works, which creates an atmosphere of suspense and entertainment.

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 art focused student trips. Each year, 10% of the proceeds go to a local charity.

What | 19th Annual Art on the Line Gala and Fundraiser – with your host, Michael V. Smith!

When | Saturday, February 27, 2021

Where | Virtual art auction

Cost |  $190 (One ticket guarantees 1 piece of artwork), or $25 to attend and be part of the festivities

Art on the Line has gone online this year as a stay-at-home gala affair.

Guests are encouraged to have small glamourous at-home gatherings with 1920’s styled clothing, hairstyles and of course sequins and pearls! Host, Michael V. Smith, will certainly glitter as he leads us through a night of glamour! Lean into the frivolity!

Purchase Tickets

“I love Art on the Line. There is so much talent in the valley, and so many great students studying fine art at UBC Okanagan. Art on the Line is the best place to see work by all of our local artists. It’s a fun night to support students. AND, you walk away with a great piece of work for your walls.” ~ Michael V. Smith

Call for Submissions

The committee is currently accepting donations in the form of two and three dimensional artworks. Each submission is auctioned off at the event through a randomly drawn raffle process whereby auction ticket holders have purchased full price tickets at $190.00. As the goal is to offer the best selection of artwork, the request is that donations be of suitable quality and equivalent to the auction ticket price.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Donations must be received before February 5, 2021
  • High resolution images of the work must be sent to to be juried and approved first. No need to ship anything unless you are selected!