New home for arts event

John K. White - Jul 9, 2019 / 1:42 pm |

The annual Midsummer's Ave Arts Fundraiser has a new home for the 33rd edition.

Mackie Lake House will be the venue for the event on July 17 at 6:30 p.m.

"The support for the Vernon Public Art Gallery continues to grow and as a result we have been able to offer quality of exhibitions to the population we serve. Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts provides us with the funding required to bring those quality exhibitions which in turn direct the educational tours we provide to thousands of kids in our school program and the general public," said executive director Dauna Kennedy.

Tickets are available online at, in person at the gallery at 3328 31st Ave Vernon, or by phone at 250-545-3173.

Tickets for members are $50, regular ticket price is $65 and a VIP table of four is $300.

The event this year will feature gourmet appetizers provided by Gumtree Catering, Basket Case and Olive Us, Kennedy said in a release.

Cody Rueger will share musical talents live outdoors in the beautiful vineyard setting. Jason Armstrong of Beach Radio will Emcee the event alongside auctioneers Don and Brody Raffan, Kennedy said.

"Although cowboy hats are not generally the chosen attire at Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, the Raffan’s live auction is an art form in itself and is entertainment for all," she added.

Following the live auction, guests can peruse the silent auction items, enjoy more food and drinks, and dance into the night.

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Wheelchair accessible, Gender neutral bathrooms, Inclusive.

3228- 31st Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 2H3 |  Tel: 250-545-3173

Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed 

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