4th Annual Bids, Brews and A BBQ in Prince George, October 5


On Saturday, October 5th at Hubspace on 3rd Ave in Prince George, BC Island Mountain Arts, the long running arts organization in Wells, BC that is known for its ArtsWells Festival and School of the Arts, presents "Bids, Brews & A BBQ" - a live auction and dinner fundraiser. The night begins at 5:30pm with music by Celtic harpist Shoshanna Godber and then gets rolling with a live auction filled with amazing items such as artworks by Toni Onley,  Lori GoldbergAl Colton, Robert Bateman, and Judith DesBrisay to name just a few. In addition to the art, there are unique items such as One Week at a Spanish Villa in Andalucia, Two Nights at the Bella Coola Lodge, Gold Rush Winter Cottage Experience in Barkerville and Tickets to the Coldsnap Festival. Our auctioneer, Paul Crawford, well known as the enigmatic host of the One Minute Play Festival and Director/Curator of the Penticton Art Gallery, will be keeping the night lively with interesting anecdotes and art history! 

Following the auction guests will enjoy a beautiful meal catered by chef Ryan Cyre of White Goose Bistro, while imbibing in some delicious beer from Barkerville Brewing and some wonderful wine from Bench 1775 in Naramata. And speaking of imbibing, there will be an open bar and appetizers beginning when the doors open at 5:30pm to make sure everyone is ready to throw that bid paddle in the air by 6pm.

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are available online or by calling Island Mountain Arts (www.imarts.com, 1-800-4422787, locally at 250-994-3466). Tickets are $35 for members of IMA and $50 for non-members (includes a membership for Island Mountain Arts).

Can't make it to the event or want to see the items up for bid? The bidding has already begun online for many of the auction items. Online bidding closes at midnight on October 4, the night before the live auction. You can leave a proxy bid up to the highest amount you are willing to go on any item. 

Want to come to Bids and Brews from out of town? The Ramada, just a short walk from Hubspace is offering a special rate of $119 for the night! More details here.

A huge thank you to all the donors. With all of your support we can ensure that Island Mountain Arts continues to deliver quality arts education and experiences in the Cariboo for many more years to come!

For more information please contact Julie Fowler, media@imarts.com, 1-800-442-2787.

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View all auction items here