International Artist Day Festival

An Anonymous Show for the Ages

International Artist Day (iAD) was launched in 2004 to honor the contribution artists make to society.

Artists and their supporters in cities everywhere celebrate iAD and with the help of municipal and corporate sponsors they promote festivals and events designed to increase the visibility of art and artists in a wide variety of genres from painting, to writing, music, the digital arts, and everything in between.

Anonymous Show Opening Gala 2018
100 Braid St Studios
Thursday,  October 25
7:00-10:00pm

For CALL TO ARTISTS CLICK HERE

Come for the thrill of the Lower Mainlands most exciting art treasure hunt and support the New Westminster Arts Council.  Over 100 well known and emerging artists create 12″ x 12″ art on canvas or wood panels-they are signed only on the back of the piece.  The anonymous nature of the show ensures that all the art is treated equally, however the excitement of the unknown adds a special anticipation and excitement to the event. You’ll have to wait to find out who the artist is until you purchase but once you purchase you will be able to have  your piece wrapped and take it home that night.

Perhaps we could have called it the “not so anonymous” show though, because we’re going to let you know some of the artists who are participating on our Instagram and Facebook pages (and if you’re a fan of their work they’ll might even let you know themselves) but it will be up to you to identify their work.

The doors will swing open for the Opening Gala at 7:00 pm and you’ll have half an hour to wander around & pick out the pieces you are interested in. At 7:30pm you can tell the waiting attendants which pieces you would like.  It’s first come, first serve so be sure to come early, have a glass of wine and don’t miss out!

Each piece is priced at $150 with $100 going directly to the artists themselves; the remainder will go to the New Westminster Arts Council and to cover basic costs of the show.

We’ll have food trucks on site, a cash bar and live music to make the evening one to remember.

Tickets are only $35 each.

All art work is unframed 12″ x 12″ on canvas or wood panel.  You’ll find oil & acrylic paintings, textile art and mixed media pieces.

Due to capacity restrictions ticket holders only will be admitted for the Gala.

There are a few ways other ways to enjoy the Annual International Artists Day Anonymous Art Show:

Open Studio Viewing
Friday, October 26
10:00-6:00pm
Free

Artists Reception
Friday, October 26
7:00-10:00pm
For Artists – Free

Open Studio Viewing
Saturday, October 27
10:00-5:00pm
Free

Open Studio Viewing
Sunday, October 28
10:00-5:00pm
Free

Thank you to Chris MacClure and Marilyn MacClure founders of International Artists Day for their support.  www.internationalartistday.com