If one thinks of art as food for thought, it's a perfect meal - fulfilling and satisfying, stimulating the senses with a fusion of colour and texture, like a Blue Plate Special, a little something for every taste.
That's exactly what Fort Langley's Fort Gallery annual fundraiser, The Blue Plate Special gala, aims to accomplish with inspiration and creativity through original contemporary work, music, food, and silent auction.
There are a total of 40 $200 tickets sold for the event, which is open to the public, Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the innovative, artist-run Fort Gallery.
During the event, held inside the historic Fort Langley Community Hall, those 40 ticket numbers will be drawn at random, awarding the first ticket holder their choice of artwork created by one of the gallery's artists.
The owner of the next ticket drawn will choose from the remaining art, and so on, explained gallery manager Tim Fraser, who noted each piece is guaranteed to be worth more than the ticket price.
There are also $40 tickets available, which offers admission and access to all the evenings' festivities. However, Fraser explained, buyers of those tickets are excluded from the random art draw.
Local artist Elaine Brewer-White returns as master of ceremonies, plus Lavalights return with their smooth styling blend of swing, soul, and R&B. Tickets can be purchased from the Fort Gallery in person or by calling 604-888-7411, Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
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