The band Quieros performs at the Twilight in the Garden fundraiser taking place Sept. 9 in Abbotsford.

Reach Gallery holds Twilight in the Garden

Fundraiser on Sept. 9 at Tanglebank Gardens in Abbotsford

The Reach Gallery Museum holds the Twilight in the Garden fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at Tanglebank Gardens at 29985 Downes Rd.

Brenda and Arnold Falk are partnering with The Reach team to host the event.

“The Falks offered to change this amazing, artsy fundraiser up a little by hosting it in their lush garden, casual bistro and lay-back patio country setting,” said Laura Schneider, executive director of The Reach.

“We immediately agreed that there are no fixed perimeters when it comes to celebrating the arts, heritage and culture and their ability to educate and advance our community in creative and powerful ways.”

Guests will be able to socialize in the twinkling garden, the cool patio lounges, the pebble-lane dining nooks and inside Brambles Bistro while sipping Limoncello and indulging in West Coast artisan foods created by the bistro chefs.

They may even dance a few steps to the lively summer music of the band Quieros, with its touch of Latin, rock and contemporary music, or young violinist Callie Gross, or try some twilight air moves of dancers Emma Boutilier and Jewel Miller.

Fraser Valley artists Cynthia Frenette, Chalie Howes and Shannon Thiesen will turn up their paintbrush strokes a notch during their 20-minute artists’ paint-off on the garden patio.

They will each create an original work of art that guests may vote for and bid on.

Guests can also play bocce ball or croquet, or pose for a keepsake Corycatures portrait.

They can also bid on original works of art and a selection of silent auction packages, including a VIA Rail travel experience.

They may also ask for a special foodie/garden card to win prizes such as a morning at the firearms training range with the Police Chief Bob Rich and a firearms instructor followed by lunch with Rich.

Funds from the event go towards hands-on creative visual literacy and critical-thinking arts learning.

Tickets for Twilight in the Garden are available online at thereach.ca, by emailing info@thereach.ca or by calling 604-864-8087.

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