Masquerade dinner/dance goes Nov. 2

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Masquerade Ball is a unique cultural event showcasing visual, culinary, dance, and circus arts.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Masquerade Ball dinner and dance fundraiser Nov. 2 is a unique cultural event showcasing visual, culinary, dance, and circus arts.

Be swept away at the Native Sons Hall by the elegance of the Sun, Moon and Stars-themed masquerade dinner, dance, show and auction. Don your tuxedos, suits, cocktail dresses and evening gowns and join us for this exquisite, whimsical and one-of-a-kind fundraiser.

Be sure to bring along your dancing shoes and Venetian masks or create your own mask to complement your ensemble (however, neither are mandatory — just come out and enjoy a lovely evening). Specially created masks by artists George Littlechild and Robert Moon will be available for purchase on site.

The CVAG Masquerade Ball features a gourmet dinner by Tria Fine Catering & Gourmet Eats, headed by local Chef Kathy Jerritt. She and her culinary team have created a special meal for this event, featuring locally sourced food.

Afterwards, guests can bid on paintings by well-known local artists Carey Anderson, Tracy Kobus, Marilyn Peeters, Clive Powsey and Helen Utsal.

There will also be gorgeous photographs by Chris Carter and Martin Kaspers, a stunning ceramic vase by Gordon Hutchens and a whimsical creation by fountain-maker Douglas Walker. If you’re a fan of glassworks, expect to see dazzling creations by Parksville-based Ted Jolda and Kaslo-based Brent Bukowski.

After dinner, entertainment will be provided by ValDance, Triple Heat Dance Academy, Vesta Entertainment and 7 Story Circus.

ValDance is the largest and most comprehensive Ballroom Dance School on northern Vancouver Island, while Triple Heat Dance is Valley’s newest performing arts school, headed by owners Livea Gill Harding, Michelle Henly and Tamara Ryan Telford.

Vesta Entertainment is the Central Island’s professional stilt, ground-based circus, and fire performance troupe and 7 Story Circus is based at the Courtenay Lewis Centre, specializing in aerial silks, hoops, ropes and trapezes; juggling, balancing, unicycling and stilting.

There will also be 11 themed baskets to be raffled, filled with wonderful donations from all over the Comox Valley. A Sports and Adventure basket is valued at $1,000.

There are a few tickets left. The Masquerade Ball is a 19+ event, and tickets are available only in advance from the Comox Valley Art Gallery gift shop. For details, call 250-338-6211.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

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