In six short years, Whodunit? has established itself as one of Toronto’s favourite art events. OCAD students, faculty, alumni and many other artists, designers and creative celebrities who support the university donate 5½” x 7½” works, each of which is sold for $75. The identity of the mystery artist is revealed on the back of each artwork.
In 2007, the sale raised more than $225,000 to support OCAD’s unique creative environment. This year, Whodunit? proceeds will fund resources and upgrades for the Dorothy H. Hoover Library and a new student Learning Zone at OCAD. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.
New this year, the works in the public sale will be available for preview online starting on November 19. Works can also be previewed in person at OCAD from November 19 to 21 and at a Preview Gala on November 20 (Tickets: $150; includes silent and live auctions).
Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 22, starting at 10 a.m. Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the work in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!
Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:
Wednesday, November 19 and Friday, November 21, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
The Preview Gala includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of larger works by well-known artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.
Official Website: http://www.whodunit.ca
Added by smulholland on October 15, 2008