Anonymous Art Show set to return to New West

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The Arts Council of New Westminster is getting a boost from this year’s International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show.

The arts council has been chosen as the charity of choice for the show, meaning proceeds from sales at the second annual event will go towards the arts council’s work on its mission of “bringing community together through the arts.”

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The money will support the arts council’s work in the visual arts community, including its ongoing programming at the Gallery at Queen’s Park – such as the Inter/Action artist learning series and Gallery Sessions monthly concert series.

The International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, running Oct. 25 to 28 at 100 Braid Street Studios, will feature more than 100 artists exhibiting on 12-by-12-inch canvases. All works are signed only on the back, and works will be contributed by both well-known and emerging artists.

“The anonymous nature of the show ensures that all the art is treated equally and that the excitement of the unknown adds a special anticipation and excitement to the event,” a press release says.

The International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show opens with a gala on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. There’s a reception on Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m., and open studio viewing will be available Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A call for artists is currently available online for the show.