WINNIPEG — An exciting evening of contemporary art, fine dining and music will fundraise to keep the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art free-of-charge to its visitors.
The Plug In ICA’s annual gala and art auction is October 27 in the basement of the Hudson’s Bay building downtown.
“It is essential we are free — we have no entrance fee and all our events, screenings, lectures and tours are free – except this one of course,” said Jenifer Papararo, Plug in ICA’s director.
“I see this open access as not only inviting people to see what we present but also as a point of engagement where audiences begin to shape what we do as much as the artists we work with.”
The gala will include art from more than 35 local, national and international contemporary artists who have donated pieces of the auction. Event proceeds will fundraise for accessible art opportunities, including free year-around gallery entrance and free or cost-reduced gallery programs such as exhibitions, events, lectures, online projects and education programs.
The evening will begin with complimentary champagne, followed by tastes of Winnipeg’s finest foods service with wine pairings, beer by Little Brown Jug and cocktails by Tiny Bar.
CBC’s Ismaila Alfa will MC the evening’s festivities. Following the main event, Vancouver’s DJ Kookum, J. Jackson, Supershonek and the Drag Queens will begin the high energy after party. All gala tickets include admission to the after party. Those who just want to attend the after party can pay $20.
Gala tickets are $200, with support tickets going for $300.