Member artists from the Fort Gallery will once again host their annual Blue Plate Special fundraiser on Oct. 18. Tickets are available for purchase at the gallery, each Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Member artists from the Fort Gallery will once again host their annual Blue Plate Special fundraiser on Oct. 18. Tickets are available for purchase at the gallery, each Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Fort Gallery dishes up fundraiser

Annual Blue Plate Special returns to the Fort Langley Community Hall on Friday, Oct. 18

Fort Langley’s Fort Gallery is once again preparing to put on its biggest event of the year.

Held inside the historic Fort Langley Community Hall, the annual fundraiser, known as “The Blue Plate Special”, happens on Friday, Oct. 18.

Open to the public, the Blue Plate Special is an annual fundraiser held to support the innovative contemporary art gallery.

Original artwork produced by the members of the gallery goes to the holders of tickets drawn at the event. Food and silent auction items will be provided by a number of local businesses and restaurants from Langley and Fort Langley. Returning as master of ceremonies for the evening will be Elaine Brewer-White.

Also returning, is the band Lavalights who will bring their blend of swing, soul, R & B, and blues standards and originals, for dancing, listening, or just grooving.

A total of 34 special tickets, at a price of $200 each, are available to purchase.

The 34 ticket numbers will then be randomly drawn, with the holder of the first ticket drawn being the first person to choose an original contemporary work produced by one of the gallery’s artists, worth more than the price of the ticket. The next ticket drawn will then choose from the remaining works, and so on. The evening will also include an appetizer buffet, live music, and access to a silent auction of more great art.

$40 tickets are also available for those not wishing to take part in the $200 ticket draw. These tickets will allow access to everything else, including the silent auction, the appetizer buffet, and music.

Tickets can be purchased from the Fort Gallery, in person or by phone at 604-888-7411, Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

The Blue Plate Special takes place on Friday, Oct. 18,  from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  For more information, visit the gallery’s website at www.fortgallery.ca