A magical night awaits guests of Splash, Arts Umbrella’s highly anticipated art auction and gala, the proceeds from which support youth arts programming across Metro Vancouver. Presented by TD Bank Group, the annual event brings art-lovers together for a show-stopping evening featuring live performances, delicious food, and, at its core, a comprehensive art auction comprised of nearly 100 pieces by prominent B.C. artists. This year, Splash celebrates its 36th anniversary with auction items donated by an impressive array of feature artists, including Douglas Coupland, Marie Khouri, Jeff Wall, Etienne Zack, Allan Switzer, Ross Penhall, Angela Grossmann, Evan Lee, and Graham Gillmore, among other high-profile creatives. While browsing and bidding, attendees – which include more than 550 business and community leaders, patrons, collectors, and enthusiasts – will be treated to live performances by the Arts Umbrella Dance Company and Pre-Professional Theatre Troupes, as well as an exclusive showing of a student-created Claymation video. Afterward, guests are invited to hit the dance floor and groove all night long to the musical stylings of DJ Chloe.
Arts Umbrella is Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people, dedicated to ensuring youth have equitable access to the arts, regardless of social or economic barriers. Splash is the organization’s flagship event and, since it launched in 1982, has raised more than $6 million in net proceeds, providing budding artists with bursaries, scholarships, and access to free community programming.
Saturday, October 13 at 6:00pm
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC
To purchase tickets and learn more about Splash 2018, please visit Artsumbrella.com/splash.