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Midsummers Eve of the Arts - VPAG

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    7813 Okanagan Landing Road
    Vernon BC V1H 1H2

The Vernon Public Art Gallery hosts the spectacular fundraiser Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts for the 38th annual year!

Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts is a benefit event put on by the Vernon Public Art Gallery each July, which helps raise funds to support ongoing gallery exhibitions and programming. Last year we had an astounding 115 artists donate artwork, along with 50 generous companies/businesses donate towards the luxury and experience packages that were auctioned off at the event. Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts is Vernon’s longest running art auction, attracting a crowd of 200-300 guests, including key members of the Okanagan business community. The 2024 event will be the 38th annual fundraiser, and we are aiming to make this year the best yet!

We believe that art is an integral part of our community, and we’re committed to showcasing the incredible talent of local artists. For three decades, the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts has been our signature fundraising event, and this year, we’re excited to bring you another fantastic celebration of the arts.

Join us for a vibrant evening of art and celebration at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, as we support the future of the Vernon Public Art Gallery and its contributions to the arts and culture of Greater Vernon. Featuring local popular and breakthrough artists, this event promises to be a feast for the senses. Preview the spectacular pieces available at the MEA Auction Preview exhibition from June 26th to July 16th, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the art gallery and bid on a vast range of artworks and incredible experience packages generously donated by amazing artists and businesses.

The silent auction will be open for bids until 11:00 pm on July 17th, 2024, with the live auction starting at 7:00 PM hosted by Valley Auctions’ Don Raffan. The funds raised during the live and silent auctions will provide crucial support to the Gallery throughout the year. Our sincere thanks to this year’s Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts sponsors: Bannister Honda as our Presenting Sponsor, Clark Robinson Chartered Professional Accountants, Nixon Wenger LLP, along with our media sponsor: Beach Radio. A special thank you to our print sponsor: Wayside Co, along with Sunbelt Rentals for all the continued support. We would also like to thank Okanagan Springs for their support.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at Thank you for your continued support of the Vernon Public Art Gallery and the arts in our community.