Marion Morrison

Marion Morrison

Art gallery gets ready for the big show

  • May. 29, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery is busy preparing for its major fundraiser, the 25th annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, taking place at a new location July 20.

This year’s silver anniversary event, sponsored by Predator Ridge, is being held in Cenotaph Park in the heart of downtown Vernon.

“Guests can anticipate the usual fabulous art available for auction, fine refreshments and the opportunity to reconnect with friends,” said art gallery executive director Dauna Grant.

Midsummer’s supporters can also buy tickets for this year’s raffle, aptly named the Custom Style Raffle.

First prize is a deluxe patio set, valued at $3,400, donated by Beachcomber Home Leisure. Second prize is an acrylic painting titled Impressions of Silver Star, measuring 18-by-24 inches, by well-known local artist Mae Roberts.

The third place winner will enjoy a relaxing therapeutic treatment from Crave Massage.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and Midsummer’s tickets are $45 for VPAG members and $50 for non-members.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at the VPAG, 3228-31st Ave. Midsummer’s tickets can also be ordered by phone at 250-545-3173. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.