The 45th Annual Penticton Art Gallery Art Auction is back with live music events and a silent auction – Penticton News


The return of in-person events brings back major fundraisers for many organizations, including Penticton’s Art Gallery which is hosting an evening auction at the end of the month.

The 45th Annual Penticton Art Gallery Fundraising Auction will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the gallery with a “High Tea” theme, and food and beverages from Gold Hill Winery and Cannery Brewing.

The silent auction will begin taking bids on June 20 in person at the gallery, or bidding can currently be done online at on all items available.

An array of artwork and other items donated by local artists, businesses and community members are up for grabs. All proceeds go to support the gallery’s exhibitions, public outreach and educational programming.

“We have a flight-worn spacesuit, a Tiffany stained glass lamp, plus some amazing Andy Warhol prints from Sunday B. Morning. If you choose to purchase one or more of these prints, we guarantee you will be more than satisfied. At a recent auction at Christie’s, a set of 10 Sunday B. Morning prints sold for $14,000. I can already imagine them at the entrance to a wine store,” communications coordinator Chelsea Terry said in a press release.

Between the close of the silent auction at 4 p.m. and the start of the live auction, musical entertainment by the Afro Jazz group Vuya Kaya will encourage participants to take a short dance break, then the live auction will begin at 5 p.m. precise hours.

In addition to the regular-style auction, this year there will be a raffle at the event for a flight voucher for two to any West Jet location.

“We wanted to incorporate a little more fun this year, we know how exciting an auction win can be, so why not add the excitement of a draw too?” Terry said.

Raffle tickets will cost $20 each and will be available from the Penticton Gallery gift shop during the day on June 25 and can be purchased at the live event for those in attendance on the evening, with the draw concluding the event .

Tickets to attend the live auction are $25 for gallery members or $30 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased in person at the gallery or by phone at 250-493-2928 or by email at [email protected]


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