ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA 11TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION: DOUBLE UP!

Support Canadian artists and enjoy an evening of elegance and style at the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s (AGM) 11th Annual Art Auction: Double Up! on May 7, 6 pm. Tickets are only $75 each and proceeds from the Auction go directly back into the community, through exhibitions, artist projects and workshops, youth education and community-based programmes. The AGM is located inside the Mississauga Civic Centre, across from Square One, north of Celebration Square in Mississauga, Ontario.  All are invited!

11TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION: DOUBLE UP!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tickets: $75 |
artgalleryofmississauga.com | 905 896 5088

Advertorial1Original Art by Canadian Artists
Enhance your home décor with an original work of art by a Canadian artist! Double Up! features over 100 artworks ranging from painting, photography and sculpture to glass art, ceramics and wearable fashion, among others. Artists include internationally renowned Canadians David Blackwood, Charles Pachter and Ed Pien, as well as Mississauga luminaries Lila Lewis Irving, Warren Hoyano and Noelle Hamlyn. Double Up! features both a live auction and a silent auction, with items available for any budget. You can take home an original work of art for as little as $100!

Elegance and Culture
Treat yourself to an elegant evening of art and culture in the heart of downtown Mississauga. Double Up! features live music, professionally curated wine pairings, and a fashion show by Mississauga-based design legend David Dixon. Fall in love with a piece of original art and engage in a bidding war at the always exciting Live Auction, or discover a special treat among the wide range of Silent Auction items, with something for everyone, from fashionistas to book lovers to families looking for a special weekend adventure.

Free Two-Week Auction Preview Exhibition
Thursday, April 24 – Monday, May 5
FREE | All are invited!

See the AGM website for the full schedule of events.

Drop by the Auction Preview Exhibition and take a personalized guided tour of the works included in this year’s Auction. The Preview also features over a dozen events, all of which are also free and open to the public, including a talk on beginning an art collection, a tour of Pallet Valo LLP’s corporate art collection, On the Edge of Suburbia | Arts, Culture and Edge Cities with Christopher Hume (Toronto Star architecture critic), and Movement, Music, and Form | Re-thinking the Artist Paradigm with Deirdre Kelly (Globe and Mail arts critic).

Advertorial2Support a Great Cause!
The AGM is one of a few public art galleries in Ontario to offer free admission to visitors, and is open daily. With a mandate to “bring art to the community and the community to art,” the AGM presents 18 exhibitions and over 120 lectures, workshops and special programming every year. In 2014, the AGM revealed its new mission, centred upon the bold directive to “Engage. Think. Inspire.” by exploring issues relevant to its community and creating meaningful social and cultural experiences for all audiences.

As a public, not-for-profit art gallery, the AGM relies on the Annual Auction, the gallery’s primary fundraiser for the year. Last year’s Auction raised a record breaking $51,000 for the gallery, which resulted in an almost 20% increase in annual visitor numbers due to the additional marketing efforts and programming.

Your support in this Auction will accomplish three things:

  • Highlight the incredible talent of contemporary Canadian artists.
  • Facilitate programming that engages youth, artists and groups across the GTA with innovative experiences of visual art.
  • Join the AGM in revolutionizing the arts scene in the GTA, expanding the dynamism of the downtown Toronto arts environment throughout the region.

Double the art. Double the anticipation. Double the fun. “Double Up!” with the AGM at the GTA’s most exciting art party of the season!

 

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ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1 • 905 896 5088 • artgalleryofmississauga.com