Art on the Line is an annual fundraiser put on by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. We recently sat down with Aiden de Vin to talk more about the event. Aiden is a fourth year BFA student currently acting as one of the coordinators of the Art on the Line fundraiser.

This year’s Art on the Line fundraiser, which will take place on February 1, marks the eighteenth iteration of the event. This fundraiser art gala is put on by collaboration between the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the Visual Arts course union, and Alumni UBC. The event kicks off with a welcome exhibition, held in the Fipke building. Here, attendees can browse the works on display. Appetizers and drinks will be served and there will also be live music. Afterwards, the main event (MC’d by Michael V. Smith) will take place in the Fipke 204 lecture hall. The main event consists of speeches from guests and donors followed by the raffle. A short intermission will take place, where attendees can enjoy more food, drink and music, followed by the second half of the raffle.

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The works available in the raffle come from a variety of sources. The majority of the pieces are donated by students in the BFA program. Additional pieces are also donated by faculty, alumni and local members of the art community. There will be around 120 pieces available in the raffle.

Tickets are $190 each, which will admit two persons and guarantees one piece of artwork during the raffle. General admission tickets are also available for $10 for those that want to attend the event but not participate in the raffle.

The funds raised through this event will go mainly towards the Visual Arts course union. The course union uses these funds for a variety of purposes, including travel grants for students to attend exhibitions, production costs for the BFA Year End Show, various social events/exhibitions, etc. Additionally, 10% of the funds raised are donated to a local charity. This year, Art on the Line is partnering with The Bridge Youth and Family Services, a local non-profit that has provided innovative and quality programming to the children, youth, and families of the Central Okanagan since 1969.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Fipke building at UBC Okanagan. Be sure to visit the website, Instagram, and Facebook for more info, including ticket links.