Arts Umbrella Celebrates 33rd Annual Splash Art Auction and Fundraiser
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1218 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
The glitterati will be out in full force as Arts Umbrella, Vancouver’s premier non-profit arts educator, hosts its 33rd annual SPLASH art auction and fundraiser. On Saturday, October 17th, the tents surrounding Granville Island’s Performance Works will be transformed to host to this glamorous evening, all in support of accessible arts education for the youth of Greater Vancouver.
More than 500 businesses, community leaders, patrons, and art aficionados will partake in the gala and auction, which generates upwards of $400,000 in net proceeds annually. All proceeds go toward arts programming for over 21,000 local kids, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds.
Art connoisseurs and casual collectors alike can bid on over 100 pieces of artwork by prominent local and international artists, with a chance to discover exciting emerging talent. Guests can expect delectable dishes from celebrated chef John Bishop, owner of Bishop’s restaurant, in collaboration with Culinary Capers.
The ‘star’ piece for the event is called Welcoming Frog by Artist Don Yeomans, courtesy of Douglas Reynolds gallery and Epic Metalworks Inc, valued at $40,000 (know for had a piece in Fifty Shades of Grey).