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Omineca Arts Centre plans a Friday fundraising night of fun

Omineca Arts Centre and Gypsy Entertainment Group are banding together to bring Prince George a Friday fundraising night of fun this month.

Get ready for a night, almost like the good old days, because on April 30 from 7-10 p.m., Omineca Arts Centre and Gypsy Entertainment Group‘s Off the Rails Comedy Show are putting on a live show on for your viewing pleasure on Facebook! 

Pre-pandemic Omineca Arts Centre was known for throwing wicked concerts and events but they just can’t wait for things to get back to normal. So, along with many local artists they’re putting on an Art Auction & Virtual Live Show, jam packed with art, comedy, live music and door prizes! No purchase necessary, but donations greatly appreciated. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards keeping the doors open and surviving the pandemic. 

The lineup for this show is chalked full of local music talent like Charcoal Heather, Danny Bell, Kym Gouchie, Nathan Kelly of the Crones, Susan Phillips, Cold South, Genevieve Jade of Patchwork PG and The Ebbs! And we’ve got some award winning comics hosting this event with us too: Dom Oliveira, Dino Archie (Comedy Central + Jimmy Kimmel), Justin Nichol (House of Comedy), Jon White and Dale Ehrstien

Many local artists have graciously donated their time, talent and artwork for this event and we’re so grateful and excited to collaborate and share local art with the community. The donated pieces will be displayed in a collective Art Auction Exhibition prior to the live event, at Omineca Art Centre (369 Victoria Street-Downtown PG) from April 15-30!

You can expect to be seeing work from: Andrea Fredeen, Darren Rigo, Gillian Wigmore, Cat Sharp, Philomena Hughes, Harshpreet Kaur, Jenna Burke, Kym Gouchie, Kevin Hutchings, Naomi Shore, Susan Phillips, Phos, AnneRose Georgeson, Christina Watts, Vincent Moore, Rob Budde, Michael Kast, Kate Ames, Jennifer Pighin and more +

Omineca Arts Centre is a Covid safe space with plenty of room to distance, so mask up, come on down, hit the sanny on your way in, and view the exhibition in person. Entrance by donation. Or, if you’re more comfortable at home, follow along on our socials to pre-bid on your favourite pieces!

In the face of a global pandemic, Omineca Arts Centre has continued to facilitate collaboration and diversify opportunities for emerging and professional visual, fine art, literary, musical and performing artists. The community arts centre is 100 per cent dependent on fundraising, grants and sponsor dollars. Current and upcoming opportunities include:

OMINECA Arts Centre is an interdisciplinary, locally led artist run centre that prides itself in being a safe space for creativity to flourish. The Centre’s has been in operation since 2016, led by board chair, Jennifer Pighin, local Indigenous artist and educator. The mission is to create space and opportunity for innovative, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and marginalized art forms within the Omineca region. For more information on our programs, offerings or events this month, visit our website or Facebook page. 

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