Kingway-Lambton United Church Art Exhibit and Sale Returns Virtually This Month

The Kingsway Lambton Art Exhibit and Sale, an annual showcase of local Canadian artists, opens online later this month.

Art for Goodness Sake presents 31 artists this year, including nine new ones. On display are visual artists, as well as those who create jewelry, garden sculptures, glass art, wooden pieces, and ceramics.

In total, more than 500 works of art will be offered.

The popular annual art show, now in its 24th year, runs from March 25 at 12:01 a.m. to April 3 at 11:59 p.m. at www.kingswaylambton.ca/artshow

Tickets to the ‘Art for Charity’ raffle will be sold for a chance to win the work of three artists – Darlene Kulig, Barb TenEyche and John Visser.

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 or 7 for $50. Ticket buyers can select the artwork(s) they hope to win.

The draws will take place after the closing of the exhibition on April 4th. Winners will be notified by a member of the Art Exhibit Committee.

This is the second year that the Kingsway-Lambton United Church Exhibit and Sale has gone live due to the pandemic.

Last year’s virtual expo and sale raised $35,000 for charities.

The virtual nature of the sale is not a barrier to viewing the artworks, organizers said.

The art is easy to see and browse online. There’s even a browse tool that allows potential buyers to view the artwork in their own home.

Last year’s first virtual sale sold $89,000 worth of artwork.

The Kingsway-Lambton United Church donates a percentage of the show’s sales proceeds to charity each year.

Since the show began, the Church of South Etobicoke has donated more than $500,000 to a long list of charities.

Agencies provide services that support marginalized youth, homeless and food insecure people, as well as women and children fleeing abuse, the sick and people with disabilities.

In 1997, the Kingsway-Lambton United Church Art Exhibition and Sale began with 12 artists to help the Church fund its charities.

It has grown every year since.

Visit www.kingswaylambton.ca/artshow to learn more.

Laura J. Boyer