Unique variety of artwork available at Art on the Line
What: UBC’s Art on the Line Gala and Fundraiser
Who: Various artists, hosted by Michael V. Smith
When: Saturday, February 3, doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Fipke Centre for Innovation, 3247 University Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus
Cost: $185 (one ticket admits two people, guarantees one piece of artwork) or $10 event entry
Each year UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, in association with the Visual Arts Course Union, hosts Art on the Line, a fundraiser and gala event that celebrates the work of local artists.
This popular event, now in its 16th year, brings together the local arts community in a lively, auction-style evening where participants are guaranteed to leave with an original piece of artwork. Proceeds from the gala support UBC Okanagan’s fourth-year Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, the visiting artist program, opportunities for travel grants and exhibitions, as well as the Cool Arts Society, a local non-profit that provides art opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
Art on the Line features some 135 juried works of art on display for guests to appreciate and put on their wish list. The artwork — donated to the event from students, faculty, alumni, and the community — is then raffled off to guests who have purchased tickets. No one knows until the end what piece of art they will be taking home.
Organizers are still collecting two-and three-dimensional artwork to be donated for the event. Local artists can visit artontheline.net to download a submission form or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Appetizers and refreshments for the gala will be provided by Relvas Catering, Tree Brewing and Arrowleaf Cellars. Along with great artwork, there are a number of raffle prizes to be won throughout the event. Tickets can be purchased at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-on-the-line-2018-tickets-39018301791
A donation of 10 per cent of the evening’s proceeds will also be made to the Cool Arts Society.