Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre is a busy place this week as a crew of volunteers prepares and hangs close to 100 works of art for the upcoming fundraiser, ArtScramble, this Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The art, all of which has been generously donated by artists from the community, ranges from oil paintings, to watercolors, pencil and ink sketches, pottery, jewelry, photography and mixed media. In addition, Rita Iriarite has once again donated a framed painting which will be auctioned off toward the end of the fundraiser. The piece, titled Coquillage, is a colorful still-life of a collection of shells.

Tickets can be purchased at The Review and Scotiabank for $25 until this Friday. In order to make sure that even the last person whose number is drawn from the hat will still have plenty of choice, the maximum number of tickets will be limited to 75.  The gallery does anticipate some tickets being available at the door, but it’s always better to purchase them in advance to reserve your spot.

When guests arrive at 2 p.m., you will receive a special numbered ticket for the draw and a piece of paper on which to mark down the numbers of the pieces you like, one of which you hope to walk home with. As always, the accompaniment to this part of the event is a delicious serving of food and drinks. There will be a large variety of sweet and savory finger foods, as well as coffee, tea, wine and punch. This is Arbor Gallery’s major fundraiser of the year, where Scotiabank VKH generously provides matching funds. As in the past, if another commitment prevents you from attending you can always appoint a proxy to choose for you.