The Paint Ball at The Reach supports emerging artists

Event takes place at Abbotsford gallery-museum on Thursday, Nov. 21

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is hosting a lively art party on Thursday, Nov. 21 in support of emerging artists in the Fraser Valley.

The Paint Ball is a night of music, games, art, and refreshments for everyone from 18 to 80, with proceeds going to support the Emerge program for young artists.

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford).

The event includes live entertainment from members of the Valley Music Collective, art activities, a silent auction and games and prizes.

Guests can also register to get a flash tattoo from artists Tanya Loewen and Rhian Webber of Van Bree Tattoo or a hand-painted temporary tattoo.

Proceeds from The Paint Ball go directly to supporting aspiring artists and arts professionals from the ages of 18 to 35 in the Emerge program through mentored exhibition and public art experiences.

“Making the transition from being an art student to working professionally in the arts can be really daunting,” said Laura Schneider, executive director at The Reach.

“For many of our participants, taking part in the Emerge program gives them their first professional experience.”

Tickets for The Paint Ball, including drinks and appetizers, are $20 for members of The Reach and $25 for guests.

Tickets are available online at thereach.ca, in person at The Reach or by phone at 604-864-8087 (ext. 111).

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