Every year, Buddies welcomes hundreds of discerning art lovers and adventurous shoppers for an outrageous art auction unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Packed full of tasty treats, sexy surprises, and the very best in contemporary art, ARTATTACK! is the one event you don’t want to miss.

ARTATTACK! is fast becoming Toronto’s best loved and most outrageous art auction. This year’s event will warm up November with a Summer Camp theme. As Buddies’ signature charity event in support of the theatre’s yearly programming, ARTATTACK! is a showcase of contemporary pieces by Canada’s hottest artists. The night offers art aficionados and novices alike an exclusive chance to scoop work by upcoming artists and enjoy an unforgettable night of saucy treats, sexy delights, and lots of naughty, funky surprises.

Toronto, get ready to plump up that lipstick, open your wallets, and splash your walls with brilliant local visual art finds at this year’s edition of ARTATTACK! ARTATTACK! is bringing you back to Summer Camp this year. Guests can enjoy campfire songs and participate in camp-inspired crafts (think badges, buttons, and t-shirts), while enjoying delicious bites from Sassafraz or serving themselves at our s’mores and hot dog stations, along with refreshments from Steamwhistle.

“I’m very excited for this year’s ARTATTACK! auction! It’s always a great time, and this year we’ve got an exceptional line up of artists and work. Get ready for a fun night that will go a long way toward supporting Buddies,” said the company’s Artistic Director Evalyn Parry.

The ARTATTACK! live auction is a showcase of works from some of the biggest up-and-coming artists in Toronto. Look for work by over 20 artists, including Zachari Logan, Dahae Song, Dennis Day, Eli Howey, and many more. The ever-popular Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop is back – part gift shop and part queer art salon, the tuck shop sells unique art pieces and limited edition prints at set prices, with a range of purchase options for all ARTATTACK! guests. Expect Tuck Shop pieces to include work by the likes of Melinda Josie, Kelly McCray, Chris Ironside, Rob Shostak, and Pansy Ass Ceramics, to name a few.

The silent auction this year features a collection of fun adventures and sexy surprises from Oasis Aqualounge, Inside Out, Australian Boot Company, Yamaha and others. For the fourth year in a row, ARTATTACK! is proud to feature a commissioned set of 20 limited-edition prints by a celebrated Canadian artist, each one uniquely hand-embellished. This year’s selection is from visual artist and curator James Fowler, creator of the 10×10 Photography Project, co-curator of the Church Street Murals, and co-founder of NUIT ROSE. With Fowler’s piece, JUICY FRUITS, ARTATTACK! guests have a chance to add this new work from a prominent local artist to their very own collection. Each of Fowler’s prints, available for sale on October 8th, 2015, comes framed courtesy of Akasha Art Projects at a set price of $500.

ARTATTACK! curatorial committee Keith Cole, Paul Dotey, Francisco Alvarez, Mary Tremonte, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea hosted by Diane Flacks

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12, Alexander Street, Toronto ON

Thursday, November 10, 2016 7PM Doors | 8PM Live Auction Tickets $40 Box Office 416.975.8555


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