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Abbotsford’s Anonymous Art Show opens online and in person

Art has been submitted from emerging and well-known artists from the community
The Anonymous Art Show is a favourite annual fundraiser for the Abbotsford Arts Council and opens on Nov. 4 online and in person at the Kariton Art Gallery. (Abbotsford News file photo)

A favourite community fundraiser is returning to Abbotsford starting this weekend.

The 9th annual Anonymous Art Show, presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council, takes place both online and in person, and features art that is submitted anonymously by members of the community.

The opening reception is Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kariton Gallery, with early bird viewing at 11 a.m. It’s the first opportunity to view and purchase any works.

The online viewing and sale begins at 3 p.m., via

The Anonymous Art Show showcases art from emerging artists to practised professionals – all to be featured and sold in an exhibition in support of the arts. The show enables the community to support emerging artists and gives the buyer an opportunity to take home an artist’s original work at an affordable price.

Each piece displayed in the show is on a 12 in. by 12 in. canvas and will be sold at $100 each.

Fifty per cent of the proceeds go right to the artist, and the remaining 50 per cent stays with the Abbotsford Arts Council to help support the arts (and those who create it) and fund valuable programs like free community events, exhibition space, arts initiatives and much more.

The name of the artist for each work is not revealed until the piece is purchased, and the Abbotsford Arts Council will announce each participating artist on Instagram @karitonartgallery.

Purchased paintings can be taken home immediately or picked up from the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street) during opening hours. The show runs until Nov. 25, and the show will be refreshed with new pieces as others are sold.

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Jessica Peters

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