MEDIA RELEASE: International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

Media Release
August 31, 2018
For Immediate Release 

International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual Anonymous Art Show on October 25, 2018 will be benefitting the Arts Council of New Westminster’s work of “Bringing Community Together Through the Arts”. Funds will support the Arts Council’s work in the visual arts community, including ongoing programming at The Gallery at Queen’s Park such as the Inter/Action Artist Learning Series and Gallery Session monthly concert series.

Hosted at 100 Braid Street Studios, the International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show will feature over 100 well known and emerging artists exhibiting 12″ x 12″ art on canvas or wood panels, all works are signed only on the back of the piece. The anonymous nature of the show ensures that all the art is treated equally, and that the excitement of the unknown adds a special anticipation and excitement to the event.

The Anonymous Art Show Call for Artists is available online. More information about the International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, please visit: https://internationalartistsdayyvr.com/

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Key Dates:
The Anonymous Art Show Gala Opening 2018
Thursday, October 25, 100 Braid St Studios, 7:00-10:00pm
The Anonymous Art Show Artist Reception
Friday, October 26, 100 Braid St Studios, 7:00-10:00pm
Open Studio Viewing at 100 Braid Street Studios
Friday, October 26, 10:00-6:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 10:00-5:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 10:00-5:00pm

For more information:
Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca | 604 525 3244 | www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW

About International Artist Day

Launched in 2004 to honor the contribution artists make to society, International Artist Day has grown steadily in popularity around the world, and over the last few years has taken on a life of its own. Artists and their supporters in cities everywhere celebrate IAD. 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. http://www.internationalartistday.com/

About the Arts Council of New Westminster

Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors. Serving the community for 51 years, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster