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ARTISTS IN WONDERLAND FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN’S ARTS PROGRAMMING

Whistler, B.C. The Whistler Arts Council is proud to present the inaugural Artists in Wonderland Fundraiser. Everyone is invited to fall into another world on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and immerse themselves in a true arts and cultural experience.

The après tea party will be full of intrigue and discovery showcasing live art, eclectic teacups, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions. Culinary creations will be complete with David’s Tea, Whistler Cooks Catering, Sugar Mamma Pastries, Delish, Pure Bread, Nonna Pia’s balsamic reduction, and Nesters Market, paired with wine by Sumac Ridge and samples by Pemberton Distilleries.

The event will include pieces donated by local artists, featuring unique artwork, pottery and jewellery. Vincent Massey, Laurie MacCallum, Kathleen Tennock and Kay Austen will have their pottery for sale during the afternoon.

The Artists in Wonderland themed fundraiser is in support of Whistler Arts Council’s events and programs with special focus on the children and youth programming, including Whistler Children’s Art Festival, and workshops and performances at Millennium Place. The fundraiser also aims to highlight Whistler Arts Council’s 30th anniversary as an umbrella for arts and culture in Whistler.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come out and mingle with like-minded art enthusiasts and support your local arts scene” said Joan Richoz, Chair of the Whistler Arts Council “Our goal is to raise $10,000 with proceeds to support annual events and programs put on by WAC, focusing on youth programming”.

Save the date and don’t be late for a delightful afternoon sure to captivate all of your senses.

WHAT: Artists in Wonderland Fundraiser

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

TICKETS: $55 per person (includes snacks and refreshments) Tickets are available at artswhistler.com or at Millennium Place

About the Whistler Arts Council

The Whistler Arts Council (WAC) has been integrating the arts into the daily life of Canada’s premier resort community since 1982. A respected community stakeholder, WAC is a registered charity that leverages strategic government and business partnerships to increase cultural tourism and community engagement by producing unique arts initiatives that foster audience, artist and economic opportunities.

WAC produces dynamic events year-round while operating Millennium Place, Whistler’s home for arts and culture featuring a 250-seat theatre, gallery and meeting space.

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