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Dec. 6, 2019 | Friday
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RiverBrink art fundraiser planned
Lillian Asquith, Early Summer. (Supplied)


A dedicated group of volunteers and staff are busy planning an exciting fundraising event at RiverBrink Art Museum.

From Friday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Sept. 1 2019, RiverBrink is hosting an art sale fundraiser.

Proceeds from the three-day event will be used to support exhibitions and programming at the fine art museum on the Niagara Parkway in Queenston.

The event will feature original art works specifically donated for the event.

Many practising artists have generously contributed their work to the sale, which also includes a number of historical art works donated by local collectors, and a variety of media.

Volunteers have been instrumental in contacting potential donors, and their efforts have resulted in more than 100 works that will be on display in the main-floor galleries at RiverBrink. The selection of art works will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets. All the donated works are priced to sell.

To start the event off in style, RiverBrink is hosting an exclusive opening reception on the first evening of the sale, on Aug. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Guests will sample delicious canapés and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Treadwell Cuisine of Niagara-on-the-Lake, paired with wine courtesy of Reif Estates Winery, and music by local jazz entertainer Peter Shea. As an added bonus, attendees will enjoy this exclusive opportunity to purchase art works before the sale opens to the public on Saturday.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support exhibitions and programming at RiverBrink. This includes exhibition-related expenses such as artist fees and installation costs associated with bringing new contemporary work to an audience in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

In addition, proceeds from the fundraiser will support educational activities such as artist talks, workshops, LearnMore, film nights, bus trips and other programs.

These activities promote artistic excellence and strengthen knowledge of art and art history in the local community, and add to the quality of life for local residents by offering opportunities to participate in learning experiences at a reasonable cost.

For further information about what promises to be an exciting and fun event, to donate an art work,  to buy a ticket to the opening reception, or to volunteer for the sale or reception, contact RiverBrink Art Museum ( 905-262-4510).

Tickets to the reception are limited, so be sure to place your order soon.