Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Upcoming Event

"An Affair of the Arts"

Auction, food, entertainment arts fundraiser March 14

Submitted by Melissa Oren, Chilliwack Community Arts Council


spectacular night of fine art and entertainment is just around the corner as the Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents An Affair of the Arts.


This special fundraising event takes place on Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm. All proceeds raised will go directly towards our children’s arts programming and will help to provide art supplies, equipment and classes for inspiring young artists in our community.

The evening will feature an engaging live auction experience with auctioneer Kevin Gibson, a “super silent” auction, live music entertainment from the popular Curbside Trad Jazz Band, a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres provided by chef Mike Slanzi and his new Curly Kale Catering, as well as a no-host bar.

Auction pieces include: art, pottery, crystalware, jewelry, and a wide variety of gifts generously donated by many local businesses. From Vancouver Canucks tickets to a grand wine basket, there truly is a wonderful assortment to be found.

The inspiration for the event stems from the donation of some exceptional items from beloved artist Zona Wale’s estate. Items to be auctioned off from this collection include some of Zona’s treasured art that she painted, as well as pieces she acquired on her world travels. The collection was generously donated by her family in the hope of raising funds for the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, of which Zona was a long-time member and friend. A heart-felt thank you goes out to Zona and her family for being such wonderful supporters of the arts in Chilliwack.

The event takes place Saturday, March 14 beginning at 7:00pm at Mertin Hyundai – 45753 Yale Rd. Tickets are $20 each and are on sale now at The Art Room - #20 – 5725 Vedder Rd. This is a 19+ only event. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sponsored by Star 98.3, The Chilliwack Progress and Mertin Hyundai. For more information visit, or call 604-769-2787.

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