Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski Hits the WAG February 25!

Winnipeg, MB – December 14, 2011 – The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual fundraising party Art & Soul is hitting the slopes in 2012 with its newest installment, Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski on February 25! 

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski blends traditional Après Ski lifestyle – straight from the mountainside – with a touch of international ski culture and the people who bring it to life when the sun goes down. Kick off your skis, pull up your goggles, and indulge as we gather Winnipeg's best and brightest under the grandeur of the chalet roof. Art & Soul 2012 will showcase an internationally renowned Après Ski social scene with glamourous fireside experiences, an opulent piano bar, prestigious ski fashions, BMW luxury SUV exhibits, and panoramic scenes inspired by Big White, the Swiss Alps, Austria’s Kitzbuhel, Lake Louise, Aspen, and Mont Tremblanc among others.

“Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski promises a more unforgettable Art & Soul experience than ever before. It promotes local artistic passion and talent while also providing a chance for everyone to unleash their inner winter spirit,” says Lindy Norris, Co-Chair of the Art & Soul 2011 committee. “We expect Après Ski to inspire a wide variety of attire, from French black tie to Whistler’s professional ski teams, traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen to haute Italian ski fashion, vintage neon snowsuits from Sunshine to Vermont’s ski patrol, lavish fur coats to Banff’s ski bunnies, and more.”

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski, hosted from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the WAG, is guaranteed to deliver the most unique winter encounter of the year. It features interactive experiences on all four levels of the Gallery, live entertainment, access to art exhibitions, themes and music on every floor, costumes, exquisite beverages, live art creations, and more.

“The WAG is about connecting with our community,” says WAG Director Stephen Borys. “The previous thirteen Art & Soul events attracted thousands of people to the Gallery. For many, it’s the first taste of a true gallery experience, and a wonderful way to be introduced to all the WAG has to offer.”

After an unprecedented sell out of Birchwood MINI Art & Soul: London Calling earlier this year, tickets to Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski have become a hot commodity for 2012. Join us as we hit the slopes in style behind WAG doors: tickets are $50 each (or 10 for $450) and go on sale January 3 at Keep up to date with news and announcements from Art & Soul on Facebook or Twitter. To learn more about Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski visit

The 2012 Art & Soul: Après Ski committee consists of Chad Falk (Co-Chair), Lindy Norris (Co-Chair), Johnny Picklyk (Co-Chair), Jenna Boholij, Myron Dean, Kris Deslauriers, Kayla Dickin, James Eichele, Paulo Fernandes, Alia Furtado, Liam Martin, Laura McFarland, Alan McGreevy, Ryan Leggett, David Lewis, Kevin Parsons, Jessica Remple, Stephanie Smith, and Laura Wittig.

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For information, please contact:

Debra Fehr
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery 204.789.1767

Lindy Norris
Art & Soul: Après Ski 2012




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