September 11, 2009
by Canadian Architect
The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) announced that it will hold its popular Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale on Saturday, November 21, 2009 with public previews taking place from November 18 to 20. Work can also be previewed at www.ocad.ca starting November 18.
One of Toronto’s most anticipated annual art events, the Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale presents work by OCAD students, faculty, alumni, acclaimed artists and designers and creative celebrities — all the same size (5½” x 7½”) and all the same price ($75) — with proceeds supporting OCAD’s unique creative environment.
With hundreds of works available anonymously, enthusiasts are left to choose works without the pressure of knowing who the artist is, or in contrast, take pleasure in the guessing game! The artist behind the work is only revealed after it’s purchased.
In 2008, Whodunit? raised more than $150,000. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.
Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 21, starting at 10:00am.
The best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the display in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!
The Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19 from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm
Friday, November 20 from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 18
Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
The Gala Preview includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of full-scale work from emerging artists. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale. Tickets are $150.
Public Art Sale
Saturday, November 21 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design located at 100 McCaul Street in Toronto. For more information, please visit www.ocad.ca.