Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski SOLD OUT!

Hang on tight to your ski pass, because it’s the hottest ticket in town! The Winnipeg Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the second straight sellout of its gallery-based fundraising party, Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski! On the heels of an unprecedented 2011 success of Art & Soul: London Calling, the Après Ski edition has proven a hot commodity on the Winnipeg social scene, selling out one day prior to the event.

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski blends traditional Après Ski lifestyle – straight from the Mountain side – with international ski culture and 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 in a four-level exclusive party under the grandeur of the chalet roof.

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul Co-Chair Lindy Norris stated, “Filling the WAG with almost 1,200 people is simply an outstanding achievement, and all credit is due to the tireless efforts of our Après Ski committee and the dedicated support of our sponsors. Art & Soul: Après Ski will again set records for attendance and funds raised, which is what it’s all about – engaging a younger audience to build awareness and support for the Winnipeg Art Gallery.”

Art & Soul: Après Ski takes place 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on February 25 at the WAG, showcasing internationally renowned panoramic scenes complete with an opulent jazz bar, BMW luxury SUV exhibits, live entertainment, access to art exhibitions, a high value midnight raffle, themes on every floor, prizes for best costumes, and more. The Blackout City Kids, DJ Hypnotic, and Paul De Gurse are only the beginning of a featured entertainment lineup.

“Art & Soul will once again relive a creative theme through this dynamic party at the WAG, giving us a chance to connect with our community and showcase all the Winnipeg Art Gallery has to offer. This second straight sell out is an exciting measure of local support and enthusiasm for the arts, and is due to a team of amazing, dedicated volunteers. Après Ski will be an exceptional interpretation of décor and costume behind WAG doors, and is guaranteed to impress” says Stephen Borys, Executive Director.

Come hit the slopes with us to celebrate another Art & Soul sell out! You’ll feel as if you were right in the hills of Big White, the Swiss Alps, or Aspen; with ski bunnies and the ski patrol in attendance. To keep up to date with Art & Soul announcements, join our Facebook or follow us on Twitter. For costume ideas, visit To learn more about Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: Après Ski go to

The 2012 Art & Soul: Après Ski committee is headed by Chad Falk (Co-Chair), Lindy Norris (Co-Chair), and Johnny Picklyk (Co-Chair). A full committee list can be found at 

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For information, please contact:

Lindy Norris
Art & Soul: Après Ski 2012

Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Communications and Marketing Winnipeg Art Gallery




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