Special Invitation to Participate

August 1, 2017


This year we are raising funds to build an art gallery in downtown Nanaimo, The Creative Space Initiative (CSI). This is the first time we have had a fundraising event to support a capital project.


We have three events scheduled to coincide with our Boogie Woogie arty Party on September 10, 2017 at the Nanaimo Golf Club:

        1) On Line Art Auction
        2) Anonymous Art Sale (whose Art is It Anyway?)
        3) Used Art Sale.

The On line Art Auction and the Anonymous Art Sale involve the sale of original artwork with 50% of the proceeds going to the artist and 50% going towards our capital fund.

For the On Line Auction you are welcome to submit as many pieces as you wish. Fill out the form on our website and upload a jpeg image of your work. Your piece will be displayed on our website as we receive it. Submissions will be closed on August 25th. Bidding will commence August 26 and be closed September 10th. The winning bids will be announced at our Boogie Woogie arty Party.

For the Anonymous Art Sale we ask for an original painting on a 10” x 10” canvas with all information to identify the artist placed on a label taped to the back of the painting. We have canvases for sale at the Network Hub offices and submissions can be delivered to our offices at 120 - 256 Wallace Street. All canvases will be sold for $50, with 50% of each sale going towards the artist and 50% going towards our capital fund. Paintings can be submitted right up to the beginning of the Boogie Woogie arty Party. Early submissions will be posted in the gallery section of our website. All unsold submissions will be hung in the Network Hub after the party and sales will continue until December 24. Unsold submissions after December 24, will be returned to the artist.

The Used Art Sale involves art that is donated. The artwork will be sold at bargain basement prices (depending on size and type) and all the proceeds will be directed to our capital fund. Submissions can be brought to our office or to the Boogie Woogie arty Party event.

For all involved, the Boogie Boogie arty Party promises to be a lot of fun. We will have appes, live music and a little bit of dancing. Your participation would mean that we can begin to build a gallery devoted to the works of local artists, and performers. Providing a venue for the promotion of local productions all of us can enjoy. We look forward to including you in this special gala event.


Cantact: admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or nanaimoartscouncil1@gmail.com

Website: www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca

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