ART TORONTO 2014 Opening Night Preview
As Canada's premier modern and contemporary fine art fair, Art Toronto is a celebration of some of the world's best contemporary artists and an opportunity for new artists to be discovered. Art Toronto is one of the most successful art fairs in North America and the Opening Night Preview is the not-to-be-missed opening party in support of the Art Gallery of Ontario. This unique and important benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario raised over $478,000 in 2013. Funds raised at the event help support the AGO's compelling exhibition and education programs, with a portion of the proceeds going to purchase works of art at the Fair.
This year the fair and the Opening Night Preview are celebrating 15 years of bringing Canadian art lovers and leading galleries together. In 2007, the AGO began acquiring works of art at the fair and since that time the Gallery has been able to add over 30 artworks to its collection, including works by Spring Hurlbut, Suzy Lake, Scott McFarland and Itee Pootoogook to name just a few. The acquisitions were made possible because of the generous support of Preview attendees.
This year the Opening Night Preview will take place on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will once again offer guests exclusive access to view and purchase works at the fair before it opens to the general public. Guests of the Opening Night Preview will also have the opportunity to socialize with artists, gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Join us in toasting 15 years of the fair, purchase your tickets online now or call Vanessa Kalisz, Coordinator Development Special Events at 416.979.6660 x552.Buy Tickets
ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES – $2,000
Entertainment Packages include 12 tickets for the price of 10 and offer a unique corporate or group entertainment opportunity. Guests are invited to attend the Opening Night Preview from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Other benefits include a special meeting area for your group, private tour of the fair and a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.
SPECIAL COLLECTORS' PREVIEW – $300 per ticket
The Special Collectors' Preview is held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and offers a limited number of guests the exclusive first opportunity to preview and purchase works of art. Guests of the Special Collectors' Preview are also invited to stay for the Opening Night Preview from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. The AGO will issue a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW – $200 per ticket
The Opening Night Preview is held from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. The AGO will issue a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.
Become a Patron of the Art Toronto Special Collectors' Preview
Patrons make a charitable donation to the Preview of $5,000 in support of the Art Gallery of Ontario. They are invited to attend the exclusive Special Collectors' Preview from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and the Opening Night Preview from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Patrons also enjoy a host of other benefits including 8 tickets to the Preview, recognition of your support at the event and in print materials and a Curators' Circle membership.To learn more about the benefits of becoming a Patron please contact Adrienne Maniezzo, Manager Development Special Events, at 416.979.6660 x580.
Art Toronto Opening Night Preview Committee Co-chairs: Cathy Bisset-Parkes & Susan Wortzman
Committee: Jamie Angell, Jeanne Banka, Joey Chiu, Fayiaz Chunara, Jane Corkin, Jean Crawford, Kimberly Cudney, Deborah Dexter, Sean Green, Patricia L. James, Vanessa Kalisz, Marci Kroft, Rebecca Last, Adrienne Maniezzo, Kelly McCray, Sharron Mollenhauer, Mary Montanari, Sondra Rebenchuk, Susannah Rosenstock, Gillian Smith, Paul St. Amour, Vandana Taxali, Natalie Waldburger