Station Gallery welcomed more than 300 guests at our 24th annual fundraising event, Drawing for Art, on April 27th!
Fitting for Canada’s 150th anniversary, SG’s walls were filled with 150 artworks, a record-breaking number of donations.
CKDO Radio morning host Terry Johnston brought his on-air personality in-person to emcee the event. Engaging the crowd with his wit, he announced the names of ticket holders as they were drawn from the ballot to pick out an artwork.
Anticipation grew for ticket holders whose names were yet to be called as the artworks were pulled from the once fully decorated walls. There was lots of friendly banter about who’ll take home their top favourite picks.
Ticket holders had the opportunity to bid in a silent auction for artist Anne Meredith Barry’s Up River Blues print from our permanent collection as an extra piece to take home at the end of the night. The piece sold for a whopping $800!
Throughout the evening ticket holders mingled with friends, nibbled on tasty hors d’oeuvres from Farm & Wild, and had the opportunity to meet and immerse themselves in conversations with some of the donating artists. The event would not have been a success without their generous donations of beautiful artwork.
The huge support of our event partners the Rotary Club of Whitby, Brookfield Residential, Digital Ink Technologies Inc., with event sponsors Meadwell Mowat & Fennell Insurance & Financial Services, Veridian Connections, and Steam Whistle is greatly appreciated.
The Rotary Club of Whitby additionally supports DFA through the involvement of their members, who volunteered their time to accommodate guests. The event also would not have run as smoothly without Apex Sound & Light broadcasting the night, and the help of Jeremy Vreugdenhil, who organized the slides of artworks and took them down as pieces were chosen.
The proceeds from Drawing for Art support the educational and exhibition programs at the gallery for members of the community and beyond to continue to enjoy, and this year we raised more than $28,000!
We look forward to seeing you all next year for another spectacular night!
Jessica Stoiku is a Communications Intern from Durham College’s journalism program, where she enjoyed writing about arts and culture for The Chronicle.