After Dark at the Reach

Gala event includes a silent auction of local works by community leaders, dignitaries and artists

Houses with a Red Boat by Milt Walker

Houses with a Red Boat by Milt Walker

The public has the opportunity to discover artistic talent where they’d least expect it.

Dozens of local community leaders, colleagues, dignitaries and professional artists have created individual original square foot art pieces to be auctioned off at After Dark at The Reach on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Guests can bid on these amazing new art creations during the Square Foot Silent Art Auction.

The event is not a traditional black-tie gala.

It’s a fun event where people can expect to indulge in elegant artistic foods and sip on refreshing libations while listening to the upbeat jazzy music and vocals of the Ali Milner duo.

It is about having your portrait sketched by caricaturist Ted Couling or watching and waiting to bid on a piece being painted by local artist Paula Funk, catching the Pacific Pyros glass bead artist in action and admiring extraordinary pieces from local collectors.

“After Dark at The Reach is about all of you who make art and heritage a vital part of your family’s life and your business culture and, over the years, we have discovered just how much the people of Abbotsford value their special connection to the arts in their community,” said Milt Walker, chair of The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Board.

“I encourage you to join us in celebrating The Reach’s Fifth Anniversary at this dazzling event and help raise funds for crucial and diverse arts and heritage inter-activities and programming that are offered free to children and adults at The Reach.”

To purchase tickets to After Dark at The Reach call 604-864-8087; email or go to

Tickets are $125 per person.