The Abbotsford Arts Council holds its seventh annual Anonymous Art Show starting Nov. 6. It will be held both online and in person. (Abbotsford News file photo)

The Abbotsford Arts Council holds its seventh annual Anonymous Art Show starting Nov. 6. It will be held both online and in person. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Arts Council hosts Anonymous Art Show

Seventh annual event opens Nov. 6 online and at Kariton Art Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council’s seventh annual Anonymous Art Shows opens this Saturday, Nov. 6.

The exhibition and sales will go live at noon, with an in-person early viewing at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) starting at 11 a.m.

The show will be hosted both in person and online at abbotsfordartscouncil.com and continues until Dec. 24.

As of Nov. 6, Kariton Gallery will be open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery can host six visitors at a time, and masks will be required upon entry.

The Anonymous Art Show fundraiser showcases art that is submitted anonymously by both emerging artists and seasoned professionals. It provides an opportunity to give artists a boost and buyers an opportunity to purchase an artist’s original work at an affordable price.

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Each piece displayed in the show is on a 12” x 12”x 1.5” canvas or board and will be sold at $100.

Half of the proceeds go to the artist and the other half stays with the Abbotsford Arts Council to help create opportunities for artists and fund programs such as free community events, exhibition space, arts initiatives and more.

When a piece is purchased, the work will be marked as sold and the artist’s name revealed on the arts council website. Each participating artist will be announced on Instagram (@abbotsfordartscouncil) as their work is sold.

Purchased works can be picked up from the Kariton Art Gallery during opening hours or by appointment.

For more information, contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by email at admin@abbotsfordartscouncil.com or visit their website.

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