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Fundraising event inspired by cabinets of curiosities

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November 14, 2015 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - Are you curious? This is the question the Kelowna Art Gallery hopes will bring guests out to their fundraising event entitled Cabinet of Curiosities, on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 7 to 10 pm. Guests interested in satisfying their curiosity will be treated to a lively party that will combine art, music, and performance, with just the right dose of the unusual.

The evening is inspired by the weird and wonderful history of cabinets of curiosities. These old collections of curios were set up in dedicated rooms of the wealthy. Eccentrically curated, and displaying items that might confound visitors' imaginations — these collections of strange objects and other-worldly specimens could have been taken from the pages of Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

The evening will feature Embassy DJ, stilt-walking, costumed characters, and fire performances by Kinshira Performance Group, an Absinthe bar, courtesy of partner Okanagan Spirits, a photo wall, fun adult art activities, snacks, prizes, and more.

In addition, the Gallery's exhibitions will be open for guests to explore: Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015); Elizabeth D’Agostino: Makeshift; Preserves: Prepared for Future Use; and The Artist's Garden Project in the courtyard space entitled Pieces of What.

Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Gallery’s educational programming, including our School Tours program, Family Sundays, and children’s art camps.

Cabinet of Curiosities is presented with the generous support of Meiklejohn Architects Inc., and is the 10th in the Gallery’s GO Party! series.

Tickets for the event are just $15, and include a complimentary beer or glass of wine. They are available for purchase at the Gallery, by calling 250-762-2226, or online at Tickets will not be available at the door and are only available to guests aged 19 or over.

Cabinet of Curiosities is also proudly supported by Mission Hill Family Estate, Tree Brewing Co., Okanagan Spirits, Q103.1, and New Horizon Productions.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in downtown Kelowna. For more information about current exhibitions, public programming or special events, please visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at or call 250-762-2226.

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