The Kelowna Art Gallery will hold its Appetite for Art Fundraiser and Art Auction on March 23 this year.
Appetite for Art is a celebration of local cuisine set against a backdrop of works of art available to take home.
The gala evening brings together 15 culinary offerings from five of the region's finest chefs. They include award-winning chef and sommelier Mark Filatow from Waterfront Wines, chef and owner Rod Butters from RauDZ Regional Table, and chef and partner Cameron Smith from Joy Road Catering, to name a few.
Five complementary drinks, carefully selected by premier local producers of wines, beer, and spirits, will be paired with the chefs' creations. Producers include Tree Brewing Co., Mission Hill Estate Winery, Quail's Gate Winery, Tinhorn Creek Winery and Okanagan Spirits.
Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a red-carpeted entrance and a sparkling wine reception. Works by nearly 40 different artists will be displayed throughout the large gallery space, encouraging guests to mingle and bid on their favourite works of art, all the while enjoying a sumptuous, roving feast.
The evening culminates in a live auction of selected works of art and highly-valued non-art items, such as getaways, tickets to premiere events and dining packages.
Appetite for Art is the gallery's most significant fundraising event of the year, supporting its educational and children's programming. These include the school tour program, Family Sundays, Art Adventures camps, art programs for the vision impaired, and CONNECT, an art program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 per person for Kelowna Art Gallery members and $120 for non-members. They can be purchased directly from the gallery, online at kelownaartgallery.com, or by calling 250-762-2226.
The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.