The 2012 AIRdirondack Art Project and Gala presented by Qualico and Cam Clark Ford is back for the third year after an incredibly successful event in 2011.
This year the event includes not only twelve incredible works of art made of adirondack chairs, but exclusive silent auction items that all tie into the “If you want to sit on it you have to bid on it” theme and includes a seasons pass for Woodside Golf Course and Box Seats for 12 for a Calgary Hitmen Game.
The evening is a formal affair (black tie is optional) and includes gourmet tapas style food service, champagne reception and two host bars with Calgary Co-op Wines sommelier and a representative from Wildrose Brewing offering wine and craft beer tastings all night long.
Before and after the lively auction (last year’s highest bid chair was $2000) the Deanne Matley Jazz Septet take the stage for lots of swinging jazz. The whole evening takes place at McArthurs Furniture in Airdrie – the owners turn the second floor into the largest living room in town for a party that can accomodate 250 guests.
Tickets are only available online at airdirondackgala2012.eventbrite.com
On Wednesday June 13, the Awesome Airdrie judging panel selected Reach for the Stars as the most awesome idea of th enight and handed over $1000 cash to presenters Nicole and Chris Haaake.
Below is their submission:
“Reach for the Stars” Airdrie is project that we would like to spear head this summer for the residents of Airdrie. We want to build a climbing tower in downtown Airdrie, outdoors where kids of all ages can come and try to climb the tower. There would be different paths on the tower that accomodate every climbing level so that kids as young as 3 or adults who had advanced climbing levels can all go it a try. It would benefit the whole community as it would give residents something new to try with the family over the summer months. We think its an awesome idea because it gets families out doing something together and also promotes fitness and fun. We will make it happen by finding the right location, getting some of the material donated by local bussinesses, building the tower and then finding volunteers to help run the tower when its open so that its always done safely.
The $1000 is needed to purchase building materials such as wood and climbing holds as well as ropes and safety equipment. We would also use the funds to pay for any permits that may have to purchased for this project.”
The next Awesome Airdrie Pitch night takes place during ARTember in September (date to be confirmed). The Awesome Entry form is now active so submit your awesome ideas today!
Visual artists have several exciting opportunities this year to display, sell, demonstrate their art during ARTember. Please click here for the complete online registration package. BOOK NOW SPACES ARE LIMITED
ART Tour – Showcasing your work in a local business Sept 14- 30
ART Demos – do your art onsite at a local business Sept 14- 30
ARTS Round-Up, the Kick A– Art Show and Sale Sept 14 and 15th
The Cooper’s Twilight Carnival Sept 15 (tables outdoors (no tenting) available)
Culture at the Creek Sept 28-30 (tables inside large festival tent to the first 30 registrants and individual tents available outside)
Supporting Local & Area Musicians to raise $60,000 for the Bert Church Theatre
SLAM in Airdrie (Supporting Local Area Musicians) a community based organization is TODAY
launching its latest fundraising initiative dubbed: “Picks for Performing Arts”. The goal of this campaign
is to raise $60,000 by 2014 in support of the Bert Church Theatre expansion in Airdrie, Alberta.
To reach our goal SLAM members will sell a total of 3000 guitar picks for $20 each at upcoming events
including Bert Church Theatre presentations, Airdrie FEST, and other local events we are able to attend.
All picks will be signed by the purchaser and displayed into the tops of bistro tables in the newly
expanded Bert Church LIVE Theatre. “Although we as an organization are taking the lead on this, music
impacts all of our lives. When we get into our car, we listen to music, when we go to a sporting event
there is music” says Jay Stoudt President of SLAM in Airdrie. The first 100 guitar picks sold will receive
special recognition on a dedicated SLAMbassador table. “These individuals will be known as the ones
who really have created the foundation for live music in Airdrie.” adds Stoudt. Pick #1 will be displayed
in the center of the table and Picks #2 through #5 will be located directly underneath. The remaining 95
will be dispersed around the table with the supporter’s name highlighted.
Members of the public are welcome to join SLAM in Airdrie President, Jay Stoudt, Vice President, Frank
Weibe and Mayor Peter Brown at the kickoff of this community driven fundraiser on Monday, June 4,
2012 at 3:00pm in front of City Hall, 400 Main St SE, Airdrie, Alberta. SLAM will auction picks #5 and #4
between sets at the Band SLAM Showcase in the Bert Church Theater on June 10, 2012. The guest
auctioneer for this sale will be the Honorable Mayor Peter Brown.
Picks #3, #2, and #1 will be auctioned during Airdrie FEST on September 8, 2012 on the main
entertainment stage just before the headliner takes the stage. “We want to see the community buy into
this project literally! If every household makes a commitment to purchase one pick we would be able to
reach our goal!” adds Stoudt. Any business or group that would like to sponsor a table will have the
opportunity to display their corporate logo. “We also hope that the corporate community will encourage
their staff members to purchase a pick.”
Although, a band member of local group Steady the Wheel, when asked why he is so passionate about
leading SLAM Stoudt smiles and says, “like that quote says – One Generation Plants the Trees, the other
gets the Shade”
For more information visit http://www.slaminairdrie.com/ or email email@example.com