2018 is the seventh year for A Splash of Red at the Caetani Centre!

The Caetani Cultural Center and its passionate group of volunteers and artists are pleased to announce the upcoming “fun”raising event, A Splash Of Red, to be held in the Caetani Gardens on Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

A Splash Of Redis an elegant Italian themed evening, hosted in the beautiful gardens of the Caetani estate.  The event begins and doors open at 5:30 pm with an aperitif reception and art viewing; to be followed by a four course Italian dinner complete with wine pairings, all served family style under the stars.

A live art auction will finish off the evening, featuring spectacular original works from twenty-five renowned artists such as Doug Alcock, Michelle Loughery, Heidi Thompson, and more ~ paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass!

All proceeds from this year’s Splash of Red will go directly towards the programs and operations of the

Caetani Cultural Centre and its support for the development and evolution of Sveva Caetani’s vision in providing an artistic and cultural heritage centre in the North Okanagan. The event provides an opportunity for art appreciation in a social setting, bringing the public and the artists together in an event that creates excitement, discovery and inspiration.

The Caetani Centre has been under construction for the past eight months in preparation for opening the main floor of the house to public access this fall through the installation of a fire suppression system, and upgraded electrical and HVAC systems. The Centre will be expanding its programming this fall and winter, and will be working with the Vernon Museum and Archives to bring the artifacts back to the house as part of a public heritage display, set to open in the spring of 2019.

As the Caetani Centre’s largest fundraiser, A Splash of Red has raised over $120,000 to date in support of C3’s journey to becoming an established cultural and heritage centre for artists both locally and globally.

Suggested attire is one of casual elegance with the colors black, white with a splash of red – it’s an outdoor garden party so we advise flat heels and come prepared for the weather and possible cooler nighttime temperatures!

Tickets are on sale online at www.caetani.org for $125.00 until August 20th. Only a limited number are available. Whether you are an art collector or enthusiast, just starting your collection, or just curious about the Caetani history, we invite you to  join us in this fun and splendid social evening in celebration of the Caetani legacy and of art in the Okanagan ~ we welcome and encourage new audiences!

The main event sponsors for this year’s Splash of Red are Silver Star Mountain, Bannister Motors and Basket Case Picnics & Catering. Additional sponsors include Nature’s Fare, O’Callaghan Bilodeau, Okanagan Fertillizer, MQN, Avalon Event Rentals, Canadian Benefit Auctions and SunFM.

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