For many people, one of the biggest barriers to acquiring art for their homes is the cost. Often the most interesting and attractive works are too expensive for the average person to afford.
This Friday’s KTW Timeraiser event is a way for people to get their hands on art without spending so much money. It’s an auction in which people bid on original works created by local artists, but instead of bidding with money, they bid with their time — specifically time given to local volunteer organizations.
Here’s how it works:
Local art is purchased via corporate sponsor donations. The art — including paintings, sculptures, photography, wearable items and furniture — is then put on display at The Rex on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
The Rex is downtown, at Seymour Street and Fourth Avenue.
Alongside each piece of art will be a sheet of paper for bids to be placed, silent auction-style.
Bids are done in the number of hours one pledges to volunteer.
Representatives from a number of local volunteer organizations will also be on hand, looking for volunteers to work with them in the coming year. They will answer questions about the kind of work they do and provide information on volunteer opportunities.
Organizations at Timeraiser include the MS Society, Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run, Kamloops Arts Council, People in Motion, Kamloops Society for the Written Arts, Adaptive Sports, Boogie the Bridge, Operation Red Nose, Buskers Festival, SPCA, Special Olympics, Ask Wellness, Kamloops Immigrant Services, BC Interior Community Foundation and Homeless Mat Project.
Timeraiser will also feature live music by Kelly Spencer and appetizers from Mission Control Catering.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go online to ktwtimeraiser.ca.