Original artwork for 110 Lucky 'Art On the Line' supporters

Who will be among the lucky 110 people to purchase tickets to this year's Art On the Line gala fund-raiser for UBC Okanagan's visual arts programs?

Each $150 ticket to the February 3 gala evening admits up to two people and entitles the ticket holder to take home one original, juried art piece, and enjoy appetizers and live entertainment. For those who would like to attend the event without a ticket, there will be a $5 charge at the door (starting at 6 p.m.).

Organized by UBC Okanagan's Visual Arts Course Union and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, proceeds benefit both the year-end Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition and the field trip to New York during reading break in February. Ten per cent of the funds raised this year will be given to a local charity.

"This is the fifth year for Art on the Line and we appreciate the tremendous support we receive from the community to make this event a great success," says Ruth MacLaurin, Associate Professor of Visual Arts and one of the event organizers. "Tickets always sell out quickly and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at Art on the Line again this year -- it's an event that indulges the senses with appetizers, entertainment and a wonderful display of artwork."

Art On the Line features juried works by students, works by noted local artists and Creative Studies professors, and alumni of the Visual Arts program.

This year, Art On the Line will be held at Habitat, 248 Leon Ave., Kelowna, on Saturday, February 3. Artwork viewing will take place at 5 p.m. and the selection will begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Live entertainment, door prizes, appetizers and refreshments served.

Only 110 tickets will be sold, however, some tickets are still available. For more info, call Linda Falkingham at 250.807.9761.

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