Langley artist Susan Falk is helping to organize the Blue Plate Special event to raise funds for the Fort Gallery.

Artist donations auctioned for Langley gallery operations

The Blue Plate Special helps keep an art gallery doors open.

For a decade, local and regional artists have come together for the Blue Plate Special event to support the gallery that supports them.

The 10th annual fundraiser for the Fort Gallery will be held at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Friday Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. with funds raised going towards the non-profit, artists’ collective and its continued operation.

One of the event’s organizers, Susan Falk, a Langley artist, noted that because the gallery promotes freedom of expression, not all shows held at the Fort Langley facility contribute to the bottom line. Fundraising is a necessity to continue offering the space to artists for showings as well as to promote the arts.

“It’s an annual celebration [the Blue Plate Special] that we do mainly to help us in our pursuit of keeping the gallery open and happening,” Falk said.

There are two Blue Plate Special ticket options. The first includes the art draw where ticket holders will be randomly drawn to choose from the donated original artwork on display.

Each piece of art is guaranteed to be worth more than the $200 ticket price. Preview the growing number of art pieces included in the art draw at the gallery’s website at www.fortgallery.ca.

“Each artist is responsible for donating two pieces of art [to the art draw],” Falk said.

There are a limited number of $200 tickets based on the number of artists contributing.

The second ticket option is $40 which doesn’t include the art draw, but does offer the same aspects of the evening from the appetizer buffet with food creations from many Fort Langley restaurants to the live music from the Lavalights.

“They are excellent, really excellent,” Falk said of the music group. “We also have a huge silent auction. There will be some amazing art pieces.”

There will be a bar as well with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Tickets for the event can be purchased from the Fort Gallery website at http://www.fortgallery.ca/blue-plate-special.html, at the gallery on Glover Road, by phone at 604-888-7411, or at the door of the event.

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