It may seem that the Ottawa Art Gallery’s fundraising art auction, Le Party, is becoming more frequent, but it’s just the illusion of a one-time adjustment.
Last year’s version was bumped to autumn because of construction of the new gallery and subsequent opening celebrations, but now Le Party returns to its rightful place in the spring on Thursday, May 30.
As usual, there’ll food and drink provided by local suppliers, and dozens of pieces of art by local artists available for bidding in a silent auction. What’s different this time is improved terms for both artists and buyers.
This year artists will get 50 per cent of the sale price on their pieces, a higher return than in previous years. Buyers, meanwhile, can take advantage of a one-year payment plan on pieces that sell for $1,500 or more.
Also new is the “aprés/after Le Party,” with DJ beats and “access to Galerie Annexe’s top art selections of the season.”
Le Party tickets are $100 to $150. After party tickets are $25 advance or $30 at the door, and are included in the price of any Le Party ticket.
More information and tickets are available at oaggao.ca.
Last year’s Le Party raised $150,000 for the OAG, up significantly from the totals raised in years before the new gallery was unveiled.