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Art auction and late night comedy show set for April 30

Support your local artists and help save Omineca Arts Centre by tuning into their Friday Fundraising Facebook Live Show April 30 from 7-10 (by donation)! 

Get ready for a night out…in! Almost like the good old days, because on Friday the 30, Omineca Arts CentreGypsy Entertainment Group and Atmosphere Entertainment are going live with their new late night talk show: Off the Rails Comedy Show!
 
Omineca and Off the Rails Comedy Show Fundraiser Event:
https://m.facebook.com/events/omineca-arts-centre/virtual-art-auction-live-concert/946975762777357/

WHY THE CENTRE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
 
This fundraiser was born out of a desperate need for self-expression and a drive to survive the rolling lockdowns. Before Corona, Omineca Arts Centre was known for throwing wicked concerts, events, in a bit of a pickle. Idea. A fundraiser. And the rest is history.
 
 The Off the Rails Comedy premier will follow a late-night talk show style featuring five comedians and 10 music acts, door prizes, 50/50, pranks and a tonne of laughs. 
 
ART AUCTION
 
Viewing of the show is by donation (suggested $25.00). And don’t forget to purchase a door prize ticket, entrance into the 50/50 draw and an Omineca tank or tee (all $20 each)! 
 
Just EMT with description to info@ominecaartscentre.com. All proceeds will go towards keeping our doors open and surviving the pandemic so we may continue to support emerging artists in the community.
 
MUSIC

The lineup for this show is absolutely chalk-full of local music talent, including:

  1. Charcoal Heather
  2. Danny Bell and his Disappointments
  3. Kym Gouchie
  4. Nathan Kelly of the Crones
  5. Cold South
  6. Genevieve Jade
  7. Patchwork PG
  8. Glazier Music
  9. Fatal Words
  10. The Ebbs

 
COMEDY
 
A mix of local and lower mainland funny men:

  1. Dom Oliviera (Off the Rails Comedy Show)
  2. Dino Archie (Comedy Central + Jimmy Kimmel), 
  3. Justin Nichol (House of Comedy & Big Mouth Comedy Show)
  4. Dale Erhstein (Nork Media)
  5. Jon White (PG Local)

The donated pieces are on display in a collective Art Auction Exhibition, at Omineca Art Centre (369 Victoria Street-Downtown PG) Until May 1st! Bidding on the Art Auction Items is now open on the April 30 event page until May 1 at midnight. Bid early, bid often and support your local community arts centre.

We’re overwhelmed with the number of local artists that have graciously donated their time, talent and artwork for this event! We’re so grateful and excited to collaborate and share local talent and a good time with the community, even it from a distance.

ARTISTS

In the art auction exhibition (and on the April 30th event discussion page) you can expect to be seeing work from: 
 
1) Andrea Fredeen
2) Darrin Rigo
3) Harshpreet Kaur
4) Jenna Burke
5) Vincent Moore
6) Michael Kast
7) Kate Ames
8) Geneveive Fox
9) Mo Hamilton
10) Luke Saffarek 
11) Richard Mintz
12) Lesa May
13) Dianne Richier
14) A. Sear
15) Kylo
16) El Cabrera
17) Mehran “ Raz” Razmpoosh
18) Ken Skoda
19) Kim Russel
20) Michelle Biden
 
More coming in daily up on the facebook event for bidding!
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP


If you are able to support Omineca Arts Centre, here’s are some other ways you can help:

WHO WE ARE

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, but what I’ve found is more like a family.
 
For more information on upcoming Omineca programs, offerings or events, visit our website or Facebook page. 
 
Can’t wait to engage with you online in the comments during our Late Night Live with Gyspy Entertainment’sOff the Rails Comedy Show, April 30 from 7-10 p.m. 
 


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