Art Gallery of Alberta

Edmonton, AB (November 9/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce a new campaign benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBIGS).

Until the end of December, for every $12.50 Gallery Admission donated, your AGA will match it and donate two Admissions to the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area! This is an opportunity for AGA Members and visitors to share the Gallery with children and youth who might not otherwise have access to this experience. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters provides safe places for children to go, and now through this partnership, the AGA will be another safe place for kids and their mentors to explore together, connecting them with art and ideas and providing new and positive experiences.

Kerry Woodland, Director of Service Delivery for BGCBIGS says, “On behalf of the children and youth we serve, we express our sincere thanks to the AGA and its Members and guests for their generosity. Our organization believes in building capacity and resiliency in kids in order that they may have hope for their future. Exposure to fine art and culture adds a component often missing in young lives and provides not only an activity, but also an outlet for personal expression. We are thrilled to partner with the AGA in this worthwhile endeavour.”

Gallery Admission donations can be made in person at AGA Member and Guest Services or online at youraga.ca/donate-an-admission

Donate a $12.50 AGA Admission to Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area and your AGA will match that donation; on now until December 31, 2012

For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:
Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468
E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca


ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

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 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.

 

ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EDMONTON & AREA

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBIGS) supports the children and youth of our community through the provision of safe places to be between school and home and caring, supportive mentoring relationships.

BGCBIGS is a not for profit, charitable organization that relies on the generosity of the community in order to deliver important programming for children and youth.