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Appetite for Art bites back

Sooke's culinary and visual artists unite for combined show

Culinary and visual artists in Sooke are gearing up for a second annual fundraising event that marries the two skilled professions in a unique way.

‘Appetite for Art’ will see the grand ballroom at the Prestige Hotel transformed into an art gallery with various local food and beverage retailers present at the show pairing their creations with the artwork on display.

“We are looking forward to making this year’s show even bigger and better,” said Dan Houle, general manager of West Coast Grill and event organizer. “By inviting other retailers to partake we hope to see even more of the community getting involved and help raise money for some great local causes.”

Each vendor will be given a selection of artwork (which will be on display at the event) to use as inspiration to create individual canapé style dishes or drinks that complement the images. Show goers will then be able to try a sample of the dish whilst browsing the artwork.

The event is designed to raise money for the Sooke Fine Arts Society Youth Scholarship fund and the Sooke Food Bank through ticket sales, art sales and a raffle, which will be held on the night with donations from businesses in the area. All artwork on display will also be available for purchase.

Catherine Keogan, executive director of the Sooke Fine Arts Society said, “Sooke has such a thriving arts community and some delightful eateries. Last year’s pairings were wonderfully whimsical, and we’re excited to see what creative inspiration the chefs take from our local artists’ work this year.”

Appetite for Art 2015 will be taking place on March 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Prestige Hotel. Tickets for the event cost $20 and can be purchased at West Coast Grill and Stick in the Mud. Tickets will also be available on the door.

 

 

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