Tickets on sale for annual Art on the Line fundraising event
What: Art on the Line gala and fundraiser
Who: Various artists with host UBCO Professor Michael V. Smith
When: Saturday, February 1, doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Fipke Centre, 3247 University Way, UBC’s Okanagan Campus, Kelowna
Cost: $190 (one ticket admits two people and guarantees one piece of artwork) or $10 event entry at the door
As a special fundraising event, UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) organizes a gala evening where good luck plays a part in who takes home which piece of art.
Art on the Line is an annual event that brings the community to campus for fun method of buying an original piece of art. The artwork has been donated by community artisans—and each ticket entitles the holder to one piece of art from dozens that are on display. However, they can’t choose that art until their number is drawn. The earlier their number comes up, the better chance of getting the piece of art they have been eyeing all evening.
The event is organized in part by the Visual Arts Course Union and proceeds support visual arts student exhibitions including UBCO’s fourth-year graduating show, the visiting artist program and opportunities for travel grants and art exhibitions. The evening is hosted by FCCS Professor Michael V. Smith.
Tickets are $190 a couple, which includes appetizers and a drink and one piece of artwork. Tickets are available at artontheline.net or artontheline.eventbrite.ca. There are also $10 tickets available at the door for people who want to attend the event, but not purchase a piece of artwork. This year’s Art on the Line is sponsored by alumni UBC.