Opening Night Preview

Opening Night Preview

A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario

The official opening of Art Toronto is a unique and important benefit gala for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) which has raised $5 million dollars over the past 15 years. Funds raised at the event help support the AGO’s compelling exhibition and education programs, with a portion of the proceeds going to purchase works of art at the Fair. A highly anticipated part of this must-attend event is the acquisition of artworks by the gallery to “enhance the AGO’s permanent collection”.

There will also be an exclusive performance by Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Opening Night Preview. An international singing phenomenon, guests of the Preview will be blown away by their unique style of creative collaboration.

In 2015 five works by four Canadian artists were selected, these works were; Untitled (Nails) (2015) by Michael Dumontier; BILTS (1997) and Model City (2000) by Luis Jacob; Death of Jumbo (2006) by Seth; and mass 3 (eeb) (2012) by Jacob Whibley. The purchases were made possible by funds raised at the Preview, with assistance from the the Dr. Michael Braudo Canadian Contemporary Art Fund, the Peggy Lownsbrough Fund, the Elcy Wallace Fund and Greg Latremoille. To mark the opening night, guests of the Preview were also treated to an exclusive performance of Intern Laboratory by Tough Guy Mountain. Click here to see photos from last year's Opening Night Preview.

DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM – 10 PM
LOCATION: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
TICKETS: $225 (Limited Availability)


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Opening Night Preview Committee

This event is organized by the Opening Night Preview Committee, members of the 2016 committee include:

Alison Smith
Cathy Bisset-Parkes
Claire Taylor
Daniel Rechtshaffen
David Angelo
Emily Ben-Haim
Heather Partridge
Jane Corkin
Jeanne Banka
Kelly McCray
Kim Roblin
Kimberly Cudney
Laura Rovinescu Mann
Vanessa Kalisz

Lindsay Greenspoon
Lynda Morrell
Megan Kalaman
Mia Nielsen
Natalie Waldburger
Nikola Rukaj
Olivia Cinqmars
Patricia James
Pierre-François Ouellette
Simon Clements
Susan Wortzman
Susannah Rosenstock
Tanya Sinha
Adrienne Maniezzo