2022 Illuminate Gala
An Elegant Evening of Art & Illumination at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Hosted by Fred Lee.
On the heels of the 2021 event which raised over $650,000 towards supporting exceptional art from British Columbia, Canada and around the world, the Audain Art Museum’s annual Illuminate Gala & Auction will make an exciting return to its in-person format this year. The highly-anticipated “Destination Gala” event will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 6pm, hosted by Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
The annual Illuminate Gala and Auction is the principal fundraising event of the year for the Audain Art Museum. Funds raised are critical to what the Museum is able to achieve on an annual basis through engagement initiatives and exhibitions. The event will launch with an exclusive cocktail reception in the Fairmont’s grand foyer, followed by an elegant evening celebrating the continued success of one of Canada’s newest museums.
Celebrated media personality Fred Lee will host this energizing evening that includes special guest appearances, a Live Auction of major works of art by Heffel Fine Art Auction House, spectacular musical entertainment, and a brilliant Silent Auction. The luxurious Macdonald Ballroom and impressive Foyer will be transformed into an inspired event space complemented by artistic elements and breathtaking entertainment. Past events have featured performances by esteemed Japanese opera singer Mihoko Kinoshita, pianist Tina Chang, violinist Dan Huget, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Jaycelyn Brown of Said the Whale, and Arts Umbrella.