Kelowna Art Gallery to host Appetite for Art fundraiser

Event scheduled for May 2 will raise money for art gallery children's and educational programming.

Combining a celebration of the best in local food, art, and drinks has been a successful fundraising venture for the Kelowna Art Gallery in the past.

So that idea will return on May 2, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Kelowna Art Gallery, as Walker Real Estate will present the Appetite for Art fundraiser. Proceeds from this event support ongoing children’s and educational programming at the art gallery.

Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet with a glass of sparkling wine in hand, courtesy of beverage partner Blue Mountain Vineyards.

Works of art by 30 artists will be displayed throughout the art gallery’s largest exhibition space, including 20 unique works created specifically for Appetite for Art.

Guests will be encouraged to mingle and to purchase a work that catches their eye, while they enjoy a sumptuous, roving feast prepared by Waterfront Wines, Poppadoms – Taste India!, Joy Road Catering, Krafty Kitchen, and Sandrine, paired with beverage tastings from Mission Hill Family Estate, Tree Brewing Co., and Okanagan Spirits.

Attendees can expect a captivating evening inspired by this year’s old-time carnival theme. Think stilt-walkers, side shows, and wandering magicians plying their sleight of hand while guests enjoy the lively atmosphere.

“We are so pleased to have Walker Real Estate join us as our presenting sponsor this year. Their support allows us to put on an even bigger show for guests and raise even more for our children’s and educational programs,” said  Kelowna Art Gallery executive director Nataley Nagy.

“We absolutely could not hold this event without the tremendous support we’ve had from artists, local businesses, Board members, and other Gallery supporters.”

Tickets for the Appetite for Art  are $120 per person, or four for $420. They can be purchased directly from the art gallery, 1315 Water St., online at kelownaartgallery.com or by calling 250-762-2226.