The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating the success of its recent fundraiser, which revolved around the Dali Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibitions.
The sold-out Art & Soul: The Lucid Dream on January 31 raised thousands of dollars for the gallery, which was transformed into a series of surreal dreamscapes.
“Art & Soul is all about connecting with the community,” said WAG director and CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “This year’s event certainly achieved that goal, bringing in over 800 guests from all over the city to the WAG, some for the first time, for a fun evening of music, costumes, and great art.”
Guests came dressed in all sorts of unique costumes and nearly 1,000 custom-made crows hung from the WAG’s ceiling to add to the atmosphere. Entertainment for the night was provided by Attica Riots, DJ Hunnicutt, DJ Co-op, Mama Cutsworth, and Ashy + Zuki of Jams.
“Fundraisers like Art & Soul are incredibly important for the WAG as the funds raised ensure the Gallery continues presenting exciting exhibits and educational experiences for years to come,” said Tim Horn, the event’s marketing co-chair.