Win Tickets to the International Artist Day Festival in White Rock

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The International Artist Day Festival in White Rock is a weekend-long celebration of artists from around the world right here in our own backyard. Festivities will kick off on Friday evening with a gala event, followed by two days of art and performances at the White Rock Community Centre.


International Artist Day Festival in White Rock

Gala Evening

When: Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock)
Tickets: $150 which include a $100 art voucher to be used toward the purchase of any piece of art at the show. Only 200 tickets are available. Call White Rock Leisure Services (604) 541-2199 ext. 0 or visit the White Rock Community Centre in person.

This intimate and elegant gala evening will have ‘Mr. Oh Canada’ Mark Donnelly as Master of Ceremonies and feature the works of over 90 artists. There will be a performance by Canadian award-winning Jody Proznick Trio, “Trilogy”, gourmet canapés catered by Marilyn Pearson Cuisine & Company and wine from Township 7.

17 master artists will be present with their art and be available to discuss their work in an informal studio atmosphere: Alan Wylie, Keith Hiscock, Raymond Chow, Chris MacClure, Arnie Fisk, Brent Heighton, Jose Ventura, John Einerssen, Vance Theoret, Terry Isaac, Dan F. Gray, Richard Tetrault, Jef Morlan, David Patterson, Gaye Adams, Dave Benning, Richard S. McDiarmid. The event also includes an anonymous (signed on the back) 12″x12″ canvas show of art submitted by artists from across BC, each available for $150.

Festival Weekend

When: Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Where: White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock)
Tickets: Entry is by donation, proceeds go to the White Rock Elementary’s Fine Arts Program

The International Artist Day Festival is a community event that will showcase the visual and performing arts. This is a chance to meet and get to know the creative talent in our region. There will be scheduled talks by noted artists who have been invited to share their stories throughout the weekend. A large part of the visual art event is a 12” x 12” Canvas Show. The anonymous nature of the pieces will lend some fun and mystery and will be available for collectors to purchase.

Master artist in person are: Alan Wylie, Chris MacClure, Jose Ventura, Terry Issac, Jeff Morlan, Dave Benning, Keith Hiscock, Arnie Fisk, John Einerssen, Dan F. Gray, David Patterson, Rick McDiarmid, Raymond Chow, Brent Heighton, Vance Theoret, Richard Tetrault, and Gaye Adams.

On Saturday (from 10:00am to 6:00pm) specifically there will be performances by The Leila Kirves Jazz Trio, The Kwantlen Guitar Quartet, The Willy Wang Jazz Trio, and The Madeline Young String Trio. On Sunday (10:00am to 4:00pm), performances will include The Willy Wang Jazz Trio and The Madeline Young String Trio.

Win Tickets to the IAD Gala

If you would like to attend the International Artist Day gala event on Friday evening, I have a pair of tickets to give away (each valued at $50, does not include the art voucher) thanks to Tourism White Rock. Here’s how you can enter to win your way into this creative celebration in White Rock:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013. This is a quick turnaround so if you enter be sure to check your email on Thursday morning to see if I’ve sent you a prize notification. Follow Tourism White Rock on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this festival and other events in the area.

Update The winner is Brianna!

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13 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. SanazWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 1:29pm PDT

    I’d love to check out this gala

  2. ShawnWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 1:43pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Love to attend the gala.

  3. KarenWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 5:04pm PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful evening!

  4. RC_vogueWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 7:11pm PDT

    Would be honoured to go. Sounds amazing. ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. MaryWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 8:51pm PDT

    sounds like a terrific event!

  6. Suki TasireWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 9:31pm PDT

    looking forward to it 🙂

  7. SherronWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 9:50pm PDT

    As a fellow artist, it would be a fabulous chance to meet some of these master artists. These opportunities do not happen often.

  8. Sue MukerjiWednesday, October 23rd, 2013 — 11:45pm PDT

    Would love to see these amazing artist and their art work. Sounds like a great evening!

  9. KathleenThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 1:20am PDT

    sounds great!

  10. KayKayThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 9:19am PDT

    looove white rock

  11. Brianna MacNeilThursday, October 24th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    Would LOVE to attend this with my boyfriend! 🙂

  12. MeryleFriday, September 5th, 2014 — 8:24pm PDT

    Will you be doing this again this year?

  13. Liz WiksykSunday, October 19th, 2014 — 5:34pm PDT

    We have such wonderful talent in our community.

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