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2023 Mini Art Works & Gala underway at the Hearth

The annual exhibit of miniature art pieces features more than 80 artists
The 2023 Mini Art Works show is on until February 18.

The Hearth 2023 season has started with the 19th edition of its annual fundraiser: Mini Art Works and Gala!

Each year, local artists and a few from away donate small original artworks made on 8”x8” canvases or mounted in 8”x10” frames generously donated by Opus Framing and Art Supplies.

From January 27 to February 18, this very popular event will once again bring together established and emerging artists as well as art collectors and art aficionados. More than 80 artists replied to the call out this year and kindly donated their masterpieces to the arts organization.

The Hearth thanks all the participating artists for their enthusiasm, support, and generous donations. A large variety of paintings, but also some mixed media pieces and sculptures are waiting to be discovered and to make their way towards Bowen homes. 

Not only is this the most significant fundraiser of the year for the Bowen Island Arts Council, but it is also an event not to be missed for art collectors. Indeed, it show - cases such a variety of styles, techniques and talents that you will most likely find artworks to add to your collection or to start your first one! 

For three weeks, each artwork will be for sale through a silent auction. The bids will start on the first day of the exhibition and will end on February 18 with a final live auction during the Mini Gala, which after a two-year break finally returns! So, drop by the gallery to see, bid and up-bid on your favourite artworks.

All bidding starts at $75, an incredible deal for mini masterpieces from much-celebrated artists, up-and-coming new talents, and art makers.

This year, the Hearth’s visual arts committee is preparing a Mini Gala around the theme of polka dots. A promising and fun evening not to be missed! So, let yourself be inspired by this circle pattern and polka dot yourself or come dressed like the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. 

The final event will start at 6:30 pm on February 18 with refreshments, appetizers, live entertainment, photo booth, red carpet, and tons of fun! Tickets will be available for purchase at the Hearth and online starting on January 27 for the price of $20. 

The Mini Art Works Exhibit at the Hearth runs to February 18, with a Mini Gala on the final evening from 6:30 to 9:30pm with bar service, appetizers, DJ Yeshe and auctioneer. 

$20 tickets for sale at the Hearth or online:

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