Appetite for Art Fundraiser 2017

UPDATE: May 3, 2017 — THANK YOU!

View photos from the 2017 Appetite for Art Fundraiser.



UPDATE: April 12, 2017 — THANK YOU! The event is now completely sold out.


Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the Kelowna Art Gallery’s annual gala celebration – Appetite for Art Fundraiser 2017.


For one night only – Appetite for Art takes over the entire Kelowna Art Gallery and combines a celebration of amazing food and drink with a selection of art for purchase.


Waterfront Wines  •  Okanagan Spirits  •  Joy Road Catering  •
Mission Hill Family Estate  •  Tree Brewing Co.  •  Blue Mountain Vineyards  •
Okanagan College Culinary Arts Program   •   Nesters Market  •
Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate  •  BNA 



Gourmet dishes created by some of the region’s finest chefs will be paired with drinks carefully chosen by premier local producers of wines, beer, and spirits to create a unique dining experience. Works of art by selected artists will be displayed throughout the space, available for guests to purchase, while they enjoy a sumptuous, roving feast.


This year, you can bid on the works of art before the event. The online bidding is now open and will close on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 5 pm. Bidding will then continue live at the event on Saturday, April 22, 2017, between 7 and 9:30 pm.

Click here to view the works of art and bid!


We invite you to take a “walk in the woods” with us! Guests can expect a captivating evening inspired by the natural world. Prepare to embark on a journey through the gallery, sampling delicious food and drinks, taking in the animated surprise performances, viewing the exhibition of works assembled solely for you and the other attendees of the event, all while being swept away by the woodland atmosphere.

Guests do not need to dress for the theme – but are encouraged to “dress to impress.”




Proceeds from this fundraising event support educational and children’s programming at the Gallery,  including our School Tour program, Family Sundays, Art Adventures camps for kids, art programs for the vision impaired, and CONNECT – an art program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Tickets include:

  • A glass of Sparkling Wine upon arrival courtesy of Blue Mountain Vineyards
  • Food & Beverage Pairings from five of the region’s finest chefs and local purveyors of wine, beer, and spirits.
  • Surprise performances and entertainment by special guests Kinshira Performance Troupe
  • Live Auction at 8:30 pm
  • Emcee Chris Walker, host of Daybreak South on CBC Kelowna

UPDATE: April 12, 2017 — THANK YOU! The event is now completely sold out.



Tickets are $120 each, or a group of 4 for $420 (save $60).
They are available for purchase at the Gallery, by calling 250-762-2226, or online here.
Tickets will NOT be available at the door. This event is ages 19+



Presenting sponsor:


Supporting sponsors:

Media sponsors:

Beverage sponsors:

Mission Hill Family Estate  •  Tree Brewing Co.
Blue Mountain Vineyards   •  Okanagan Spirits  Craft Distillery

Culinary partners:

Waterfront Wines  •   Joy Road Catering
Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate
Okanagan College Culinary Arts Program
BNA   •   Nesters Market

View photos from the 2016 Appetite for Art Fundraiser.


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