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WAG’s Centennial Ball Brings in $330K

October 25, 2012 10:02 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Centennial Ball last Saturday raised over $330,000.

The WAG revealed Thursday close to 500 guests attended the black-tie event, which fundraised to support the gallery’s art and learning programs for children and youth.

“Fifty artists donated original works of art to the live and silent auctions, and many of them began their artistic careers by taking art classes at the WAG or visiting the Gallery as part of our school programs,” said Hazel Borys, chair of the ball committee.

“Many of these Canadian artists are in galleries and private collections around the country and have been recognized with some of the highest honours internationally. They are a testament to what Winnipeggers’ support has and will continue to produce.”