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A passport to art in West Vancouver
The West Vancouver Memorial Library will transport guests to Spain on Nov. 2 with a fundraiser complete with sparkling cava, tapas, flamenco dancing and Spanish coffee.
Money raised from ticket sales and an art auction will help keep the library a leader in B.C. (WVML had the highest circulation per hour of every library in B.C. last year and was the first in Canada to hand out e-readers).
“Spain: the food, the wine, the music, everything about it lends to a party,” says the library’s chairwoman Nicole Brown.
A “who’s who of artists” has donated paintings, which can be bid on right now by visiting the library or at passporttoart.ca, or on the evening of the event.
The pieces range in price from $200 to $2,500 but the prices could go up, with the highest bidder taking home the artwork.
Seeing the paintings in person at the library is nice, says Brown, but those who can’t make it there can still track bids online.
“It’s great for people coming to the library to see such great art on the walls, many from well-known artists,” she tells The Outlook.
The bidding will end on Nov. 2, the evening of A Passport to Spain.
That day the library will close at 4 p.m. for Brown and volunteers to give it a touch of Spanish flare. The event then runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. CBC’s Fred Lee and Kathryn Gretsinger are scheduled to be the emcees.
Artists who’ve donated pieces for the fundraisers include Miriam Aroeste, Alan Beaton, Cameron Bird, Bobbie Burgers, Lil Chrazn, Cori Creed, Brian Eby, Maria Josenhans, Richard Roblin, Gordon Smith, Luis Sopena, Shirley Claire Williams and Paul Ygartua.
To get tickets visit the West Van library registration desk or contact the library foundation office at 604-925-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.