WAG’s Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred Sold Out

WAG’s Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred Sold Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Winnipeg, MB – February 23, 2013 – The Winnipeg Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that its annual fundraising event Birchwood BMW Art & Soul is sold out for the third year in a row! Taking place on Saturday, February 23, the 2013 installment of this jumping party is themed to the Gallery’s 100th anniversary, celebrating the most memorable moments, iconic personalities, and scandalous events of the past century.

New this year, Art & Soul included a fabulous online auction which raised $2,000! The auction closed Friday at 4pm.  Winning packages included an escape on an ultimate weekend getaway with a luxurious BMW and one-night stay at the Lakeview Resort Hecla; a Winnipeg Jets game with an executive town car, dinner at 529 Wellington, and a Jets jersey signed by the entire team; a catered backyard Appleton's Rum party and Coors Light fridge, and packages from Chic Nails, Hot Yoga Winnipeg, and the Diamond Gallery.

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred brings together an eclectic and vibrant mix of eras, old and new. A century of musical mashups by live DJs on all four levels of the Gallery is only the beginning. The event features performances by Cash Grab, DJ Hunnicutt, DJ Hipnotic, DJ Co-Op, André Bisseck, Oxide, and Dave Rad. Get inspired by BMW luxury exhibits and step back in time in EQ3’s modernist lounge. From a zeppelin in the sky to disco vibes in the Skylight Gallery, the décor genius will amaze and delight. Have a cocktail with Andy Warhol, let your hair down with Nicki Minaj, and keep an eye out for Coco Chanel – anything is possible at the costume event of the year!

“Art & Soul is helping the Winnipeg Art Gallery mark its centennial anniversary with a fun and creative party, allowing us to connect with our community and showcasing all the Gallery has to offer,” says Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Executive Director. “Thanks to a fantastic team of committed volunteers and staff, this sellout success adds to the momentum of our 100th year, and is once again guaranteed to impress. On top of all the festivities, guests will have the opportunity to view the art on display, including our world-renowned collection of contemporary Inuit art, and Janet Cardiff’s award-winning sound sculpture, Forty-Part Motet.”

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred Co-Chair Jennifer Nixon continues, “Art & Soul 2013 is the hottest ticket in town and party-goers will be blown away by this year’s extravaganza. The Art & Soul committee and sponsors have come together to deliver an unforgettable event that builds awareness and support for the Winnipeg Art Gallery.”

Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred is hosted from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the WAG. For more information visit artandsoul.wag.ca or wag.ca. Keep up-to-date with Art & Soul news and announcements on Facebook and Twitter.

The 2013 Art & Soul: One Hundred committee consists of Chad Falk (Co-Chair), Paulo Fernandes (Co-Chair), Jennifer Nixon (Co-Chair), Eric Au, Lana Bakun, Jenna Boholij, Kayla Dickin, James Eichele, David Lewis, Dan Lussier, Alan McGreevy, Catherine Maksymiuk, Jacques de Muelenaere, Kevin Parsons, Johnny Picklyk, Jessica Rempel, Karly Sullivan and Laura Wittig.

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For information, please contact:
Debra Fehr
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Jennifer Nixon
2013 Art & Soul: One Hundred




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