Hello Grande Prairie!
I am delighted to invite you to “POP! Goes the Art Auction”, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s 37th Annual Art Auction on April 8th!
The Art Auction Committee is planning an exciting event this year, with brand new elements added to the evening! The word is getting out that this will be a unique occasion and I’d like to fill you in on some of the details.
To create an innovative evening, the Art Auction Committee is restructuring the event to allow for a vibrant atmosphere while still offering many of the same elements that have been crowd favourites at previous Art Auctions.
One of the new changes is different levels of tickets – the Art Auction is the Gallery's largest fundraiser of the year, and the Committee hopes to offer different experiences throughout the evening depending on how much time a guest wants to spend at the event.
The Regular Admittance ticket is the option that is most similar to previous years. Previous Art Auctions have had appetizers served family style at each table. Jeffrey's Cafe Co. always does a fantastic job catering for us and the appetizers have always seemed like they could be considered a full meal! This year will be much the same as Jeffrey's is again catering for the event and I know the food will be spectacular. The main difference will be that since this isn't a seated event in the same way that previous year's events have been (but don't worry - there will still be comfortable seating to sit and visit with friends!), the appetizers will be circulated by waitstaff instead of served at a table.
The changes have allowed the program portion of the Art Auction to be shortened and a later start was warranted to keep the evening moving! Part of this decision includes having a different auctioneer this year and we are excited to be in contact with a local auctioneer to be a vital part of the Auction.
The later start to this portion of the evening lead to the opportunity of having an earlier start for Sponsors and other guests wanting and willing to pay for the extra time. The Gallery is so grateful for those companies that are willing to sponsor the event and hope to have this be a positive benefit for them. The VIP ticket for the earlier start will include a seated meal in the Gallery (also catered by Jeffrey’s), premium liquor at the VIP bar, and a gift of a limited edition print to commemorate the evening. A $150 tax receipt is included with each VIP ticket.
Whichever option you choose – I can guarantee that you will have a fantastic evening. The Teresa Sargent Hall is being turned into a warehouse for the event, and the Pop Art theme will make an exciting atmosphere for this bash! Bring comfortable shoes to change into, because once the Auction is done, DJ Gritt N’ Baritt is going to bring down the house! Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.ca.
If you are part of the Artist Community and would like information about donating a piece, first of all, THANK YOU! The Art Auction would not happen without the incredible support of artists. Please find the submission details for donation clicking here: Artist Submissions
Please note that submissions (not the art, just the email with details) must be received by March 4, 2017 to be considered. The art submitted does not have to be Pop Art themed! We love our local artists and want to give our guests the opportunity to see Grande Prairie’s best work.
Another huge THANK YOU to the Sponsors! This year, we expect the attendance at the Art Auction will be about 400 people instead of the 220 from previous years. Let the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie do your company’s advertising for you! We still have a few sponsorships left. You can find the information regarding sponsorships here: Sponsorship Opportunities.
Have I answered all your questions? If not, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. April 8 promises to be such a great night and I can’t wait to see you there.
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
POP! Goes the Art Auction
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The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library, Esquires Coffee House, and the Teresa Sargent Hall. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and culture in Grande Prairie.