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Mark your calendars for Editions 2015

Written by Amrita Chandra

If you’re looking to enjoy a fun night of art while supporting a good cause, mark your calendars for Open Studio’s fundraiser, Editions, being held on May 14th.

Previously known as 100 Prints, Editions is a refreshed take on a much-loved tradition. How loved? Well, this annual art event is now in its 30th year!

Since last year’s 100 Prints, we asked for ideas of what could make this event even better; one suggestion that came through loud and clear was bringing it back to Open Studio’s space so everyone could get to experience the space and people this fundraiser is supporting.

Whether or not you ever attended 100 Prints, you are in for a treat at Editions. Picture 50 prints chosen by a jury of esteemed art professionals, hanging on the walls of Open Studio. Art draw tickets are sold to exactly 50 people, who wait to hear their name get called lottery-style, after which they have only one minute to choose their pick. You get to walk away with a beautiful print worth at least the price of your ticket, and in many cases, worth much more.

Guests view the artwork available at Open Studio’s annual print party. Photo by Michael Pierson.

Not only that, but you will get to meet many of the artists who use our space, and who benefit from your support of Open Studio. You can ask them about their work, what inspires them, and the story behind the piece you chose. All in a fun atmosphere with other art lovers, as well as complimentary beverages and refreshments.

If you’ve been to 100 Prints in past years, you can look forward to the same exciting format, reimagined in our own space, where we can give everyone an opportunity to experience all that Open Studio has to offer.

Editions tickets are a great purchase if you are looking for some affordable art for your home or office. Or, give a ticket as a gift to a valued client, or a dear friend or family member. In fact, the first year I attended, I had three art draw tickets – one for myself, and two for family members who couldn’t attend but made their picks online and trusted me to represent them well!

Guests choose their favourite prints at Open Studio’s annual print party. Photo by Michael Pierson

If the Editions art draw tickets aren’t quite right for you, you can still come and enjoy the night with a General Admission ticket, which gets you admission and complimentary food and beverages.

Other ways to support Open Studio at Editions are through Members’ Ink, a selection of small works at smaller price tags, and the Editions raffle, where you can win prizes including an Art Toronto VIP Package, tickets to cultural events, subscriptions, hand made ceramics, workshops, yoga classes, books, art supplies and more!

If you’ve been wanting to show your support for Open Studio and our members, this is the perfect way to do it. Open Studio’s Editions is our largest fundraiser and is pivotal to our ability to serve our mandate and members through programming, education, and affordable printmaking facilities.

We hope to see you there and can’t wait to see what you take home!

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