The idea of combining a celebration of the best in local cuisine with works of art that guests can purchase and take home turned out to be a popular combination for the Kelowna Art Gallery at its 2013 Appetite for Art Fundraiser—so popular it’s back for a second year!
Appetite for Art will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 7 to 10 pm. It is the Kelowna Art Gallery’s most significant fundraising event of the year, with funds raised going towards ongoing educational and children’s programming at the Gallery—the 2014 school tour program, Family Sundays, Art Adventures camps, art programs for the vision impaired, and CONNECT—an art program for adults with developmental disabilities.
This year the gala evening is inspired by the Art Deco styling of prohibition-era fashions and décor. Attendees can expect to sample complimentary gourmet offerings created by Waterfront Wines, Joy Road Catering, Poppadoms—Taste India!, and Sugar Sweet Cupcakes, paired with tastings from Mission Hill Family Estate, Quail’s Gate Winery, Tree Brewing, and Okanagan Spirits. Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet, and be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, courtesy of partner Blue Mountain Vineyards.
Works of art by over twenty-five local artists will be displayed throughout the Gallery’s largest exhibition space, including twenty unique works created specifically for Appetite for Art by artists using a wooden shadow box frame. Guests will be encouraged to mingle and purchase a work that catches their eye, while they enjoy a sumptuous, roving feast.
“The Kelowna Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions by supporting sponsors, Farris, Vaughn, Wills & Murphy LLP, KPMG, Stan Somerville and media sponsor, CBC Radio One,” says Kelowna Art Gallery Executive Director, Nataley Nagy. “We absolutely could not hold this event without the tremendous support we’ve had from artists, local businesses, Board members, and other Gallery supporters.”
Tickets for the Appetite for Art Fundraiser are $120 per person, or four for $420. They can be purchased directly from the gallery, 1315 Water St., online at www.kelownaartgallery.com, or by calling 250-762-2226.