For one night only this spring, the Kelowna Art Gallery will become a portal to 1940s Morocco, as guests find themselves on a delicious adventure through time and space.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is hosting its annual Appetite for Art fundraiser on Saturday, May 11, and the theme for this year’s edition is Casablanca. The event will treat guests to a delightful combination of stunning visual art and tasty local treats, and the gallery will be suitably dressed for the occasion.

Appetite for Art

“This year’s gala will sweep guests away for A Night in Casablanca,” said Joshua Desnoyers, Events Coordinator for the gallery. “Attendees can expect to experience the 1940s ambiance of Rick's Café Américain club, inspired by the classic Hollywood film, along with other spaces that pay tribute to the colourful fabrics and unique architecture of Morocco.”

Appetite for Art

On the food and beverage front, there will be offerings from some of the Okanagan’s very best, including Waterfront Cafe & Catering, Joy Road Catering, Mission Hill Family Estate, Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, BNA Brewing Co., Central Kitchen + Bar and more.

With such a great selection of art - much of it brought in specifically for the gala - and incredible Okanagan food and beverage pairings, this is a night that is sure to appeal to both locals and visitors. Indeed, this is one of the premier events in Kelowna’s cultural calendar, and as a result, tickets are usually a hot commodity, and it’s likely to be the same again this year.

Appetite for Art

Tickets are $120 per person (discounted to $105 per person when bought in a group of four) and can be purchased here. Tickets will not be available at the door. Admission includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine, food and beverage pairings, live auction, and entertainment.

Appetite for Art is the Gallery’s largest fundraiser and proceeds raised go towards educational programming at the Kelowna Art Gallery, including programs for children and adults with diverse abilities.


Vince Jones

Vincent Jones is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from UBC Okanagan and a passionate supporter of local and independent music. In the past, Vince was featured on 102.7 The PEAK in Vancouver, contributed to CBC Radio West and KelownaNow as a music columnist. He has hosted and contributed to indie music podcasts, and has booked, emceed and promoted numerous shows. He is the Co-Owner of Kelowna marketing and branding agency, By Jove Co.

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