OCAD U artists support social causes at upcoming Timeraiser

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00am

On Saturday May 30 at Toronto's Power Plant Gallery, 18 OCAD U alumni and student artists will see their works on the auction block. But there’s a twist – bidders will be spending their volunteer hours rather than cash to take home the art.

Dubbed “a volunteer matching fair, a silent art auction, and a night out on the town,” Toronto’s 12th Timeraiser helps support emerging artists while promoting social causes. Timeraiser purchases the works from artists and the audience bids volunteer time to dozens of local charities including Habitat for Humanity, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Horizons for Youth and Open Studio.

Throughout the evening, participants meet with the various non-profit organizations to find available skilled volunteer opportunities. Once matches are made, the bidding can begin. Winning bidders have 12 months to fulfill their pledges in order to bring home the artwork as a reminder of their goodwill.

Tickets for the event are $20, OCAD U alumni and students only pay half price.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00am

On Saturday May 30 at Toronto's Power Plant Gallery, 18 OCAD U alumni and student artists will see their works on the auction block. But there’s a twist – bidders will be spending their volunteer hours rather than cash to take home the art.

Dubbed “a volunteer matching fair, a silent art auction, and a night out on the town,” Toronto’s 12th Timeraiser helps support emerging artists while promoting social causes. Timeraiser purchases the works from artists and the audience bids volunteer time to dozens of local charities including Habitat for Humanity, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Horizons for Youth and Open Studio.

Throughout the evening, participants meet with the various non-profit organizations to find available skilled volunteer opportunities. Once matches are made, the bidding can begin. Winning bidders have 12 months to fulfill their pledges in order to bring home the artwork as a reminder of their goodwill.

Tickets for the event are $20, OCAD U alumni and students only pay half price.