35th annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair
Local and regional artisans selling their handcrafted items – pottery, jewellery, bodycare, textiles, cards and prints, photography, stained glass, baking, and much more!
Friday Nov 29, 2013, 5pm-9pm
Saturday Nov 30, 2013, 10am-4pm
Central Park Building
A fundraiser for the Smithers Art Gallery
The “Warming up for Winter” fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday November 16, 2013, was a great evening – a huge thank you to our fantastic auctioneer Shanualea Vliegenthart who made the bidding so much fun, and all the people who came to the dinner and bid on the artwork making it a sell-out success. The dinner and auction raised an incredible $6,000 for the gallery! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
These 13 beautiful works of art by local artists are up for auction!
Bidding is now open - view the artwork and start placing bids at SpeeDee Interior Stationery! Final bidding will be by live auction during the fundraising dinner "Warming up for Winter" on Saturday November 16th!
Absentee bids can be placed if you aren't attending the dinner - complete a bid form below and we will appoint a proxy bidder for you! Absentee bid forms will be accepted at SpeeDee, the gallery, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bid forms must be submitted by 5pm on Friday November 15th!
*UPDATE* - We have just received this beautiful hand-stitched quilt which has been anonmously donated to the art auction! Reserve bid is $350. It measures 92"x92" and is on display in the window of SpeeDee if you want a closer look!
All proceeds from the silent art auction will be split 50/50 between the artists and the gallery.
Tickets are still available for the dinner. The evening will feature a winter-themed luxury menu (see attachment below) and beautiful harp music from Sharon Carrington.
Tickets are $79 all-inclusive except alcohol and are available from:
- Smithers Art Gallery
- SpeeDee Interior Stationery
- Eddyline Bistro Cafe
Tickets may be also purchased from the gallery over the phone if paying by credit card - call us on 847-3898.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards providing affordable art programming for adults, youth, and children, and help us to continue providing free exhibitions and opening receptions for the community to enjoy.