The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s 39th annual fundraiser is here! Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 for our signature event of the year. All proceeds support the exhibitions and programs for one of the premiere Free Admission Galleries in Western Canada.
This 3 act, circus-themed event will feature live performances, several food vendors, and of course, the Peace Region’s premiere silent and live auction. The fundraiser is a special opportunity for the community to support the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
7pm to 9pm – Act I Performances and Silent Auction
9pm – 10pm – Act II Live Auction
10pm – 1030pm – Act III Finale Performance
The Menu: Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $5 each. You will have the choice between many local food vendors who will be serving several special dishes!
Event Tickets: $60 each, or 2 for $100. Available through Eventbrite.ca
See below for Frequently Asked Questions.
We’re seeking volunteers for our annual fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Volunteering during SPECTACULART! is a great opportunity to support the Gallery and attend the event for FREE!
If you would like to support us through volunteering, please get in touch by calling the Art Gallery at (780) 532-8111 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting the Art Gallery!
Tattoo Session with Celeste Walsh
Live Auction participating artists
1. Carmen Haakstad, 2. Dan Sanchez, 3. Wendy Johnsen, 4. Carl White, 5. Peter von Tiesenhausen, 6. Robert Guest, 7. Tina Martel, 8. Tiziana La Melia, 9. Clint Wilson, 10. Suzanne Sandboe, 11. Grant Berg, 12. Gemini Heli LTD (Experience: Helicopter tour of Belcourt Falls), 13. Serena Love, 14. Greg Payce
Silent Auction Participating Artists
Edward Bader, Cheryl Paige Bozarth, Carol Bromley Meeres, Dalen Chmilar, Bryan Chubb, Heide Enzmann, Emma Fimrite, Vicki Hotte, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Candice Johnson, MAJ Photography, Janice Kretzer-Prysunka, Emily Lozeron, Darla Dawn Lukac, Ken Lumbis, Bailey Merkley, Frances Obie, Christina Wallwork, Dan Wourms, Monique Martin, Celeste Walsh (tattoo services), Bibi Clement, Karrie Arthur, Parker Thiessen, Candace Sanderson
Q: Can I purchase a table?
A: No, the event isn’t a typical gala. Act I will showcase performances in the gallery alongside our silent auction. Then you’ll move out to Teresa Sargent Hall for Act II, our live auction, and Act III, a finale performance. There is special table seating for Act II and Act III for our sponsors.
Q: Can me or my company sponsor the event?
A: You can connect with our Development Coordinator, Hilary Gould, at email@example.com or 780-357-7482 to inquire.
Q: It begins at 7pm, can I come later?
A: For sure, but if you come late you might miss out on some of the fun. The first Act, with performances and our silent auction, will wrap up around 9pm, at which point we’ll move out to Teresa Sargent Hall for the live auction.
Q: Can I bid on items online or in advance?
A: No, you can only bid in person at the event. So come!
Q: Is there dinner include in the ticket price?
A: No, the ticket price will grant you access to the full event. Both food and drink tickets are available for purchase at the event for $5 each. We’ll be updating the food vendors who are participating as we finalize their menus.
Q: This is a fundraiser for the gallery, what do you use the funds for?
A: As one of the largest free admission galleries in western Canada, and living in a more remote, northern community, we have extraordinary costs related to delivering our exhibitions and programs. In 2018, almost 250,000 people from throughout the Peace Region participated in arts learning activities and took in exhibitions here at the gallery and through the Traveling Exhibition Program.
Q: I remember the annual art auction used to be in the Spring, why did it move to the Fall?
A: As a charitable non-profit organization, we have a lot of due diligence to do at the start of our fiscal year, which is always April 1st. So this timeframe really helps us to meet our obligations.
Each year since 1980, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie has held an annual art auction to raise funds for its core operations and programming. This gala, supported by artists, businesses and the local community, is a celebration of the transformative power of the Arts, and acknowledges the important placement of the Gallery in our community.
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is located within the Montrose Cultural Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
#103, 9839 – 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
The Carlstrom Family Green Space is closed for maintenance September 16-30, 2019.