Art Gallery of Alberta

Christmas comes early at the AGA with the return of The Holly Ball

Christmas comes early at the AGA with the return of The Holly Ball

Holiday party’s homecoming to light up the new building

December 3, 2010

EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is excited to announce the return of The Holly Ball on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6 pm. This holiday-themed event will be an evening of art, entertainment, fine dining and wine. Funds raised will contribute to the on-going presentation of exceptional exhibitions and educational programs at the AGA.

The evening will begin with a Wine and Scotch Tasting presented by Vinomania at 6 pm. As is tradition, The Holly Ball is an extravagant holiday-themed event featuring a traditional turkey dinner, presented by David Omar, Executive Chef of Zinc Restaurant. A turkey at each table will be carved by one lucky guest. All guests will to be able to experience AGA exhibitions and will be entertained throughout the evening with music by Edmonton jazz group First Call .

This year’s Holly Ball has special significance as it will be the first to take place in the new building. The AGA would like to celebrate a successful first year in its new home with the community that helped support it. The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honourable Dave Hancock, Minister of Education and His Worship, Mayor Stephen Mandel, will be in attendance to help celebrate the past and future of the arts in Alberta.

Tickets are $350 each or $3500 for a table of ten. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 780.392.2465.

The Holly Ball
Sunday, December 12, 6 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
Tickets $350, available by phone at 780.392.2465
A charitable receipt for a % of the ticket price will be issued following the event.

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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc restaurant; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.