A midsummer event brimming with art, overlooking Kalamalka Lake, is selling out fast.
The Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) hosts the 37th annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the breathtaking Mackie Lake House.
The fundraiser has become a cornerstone for the VPAG, supporting its mission to provide enriching cultural experiences for the community, while raising funds for the following year’s programs and exhibitions.
Guests will have the chance to bid on original artwork donated by renowned artists including Heidi Thomson, Rick Bond, Gabrielle Strong, Briar Craig, Todd Shultz and exciting new contributors like Olga Retunska.
The highly anticipated live auction will be run by professional auctioneer Don Raffan.
From skydiving to sailing, many local businesses have helped provide luxury packages and experiences, including a two-night wellness retreat at Sparkling Hills, tickets to some of the summer’s best music festivals, getaways to Victoria, Penticton and many more.
Along with the silent and live auctions, there will be musical stylings by Seamus Powell, wine, beer and Hours d’oerves.
“Tickets for Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts are selling fast, and VIP tables will only be available until July 14, so don’t wait to secure your seat and be a part of this extraordinary celebration of art, culture and community,” said Dauna Kennedy, VPAG executive director.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit vernonpublicartgallery.com/mea.