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Event Category: Festivals & Events
- Experience the power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella’s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100 works by prominent BC artists.Arts Umbrella reaches more than 20,000 children and youth every year; more than 14,000 through free community programming, ensuring that all children, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances, benefit from artistic endeavours. Splash will once again bring together over 600 corporate and community leaders, patrons, and art aficionados for this magical art auction and gala. This year, Arts Umbrella is excited to feature artists Douglas Coupland, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Andrew Dadson, Bobbie Burgers and Andy Dixon, as well as other celebrated contemporary artists.
The spectacular event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, with CBC news personalities Gloria Macarenko and Fred Lee hosting the evening, and live performances by the Arts Umbrella Dance Company and Musical Theatre Troupes. In celebration of the 35th anniversary, Arts Umbrella will also host an after party following the Live Auction, where guests will dance the night away to the musical stylings of DJ Chloe.