Splash, Arts Umbrella’s 34th annual Art Auction and Gala, is just around the corner.  We have a fantastic group of artists donate their work for both the Live and Silent auctions and the pieces are amazing! Splash is an opportunity for art collectors and enthusiasts to bid on more than 100 works by artists from Vancouver and beyond. This event is one of Vancouver’s highest profile charitable art events, and features an accessible and diverse fine art auction, as well as an astounding live auction.

We have been working hard to make sure it’s a very special year!  It is bound to be an amazing evening and we would love as many volunteers to be involved as possible! We will be requiring additional volunteer support for all the events leading up to the Gala itself. Please see below the list of upcoming opportunities:

  • Pendulum Gallery Splash 2016 Preview Exhibition

Every year, we rely on volunteers to staff the exhibition, and act as Splash ambassadors for two weeks prior to the big Splash Gala on Oct 15, 2016!

When: Mon, Sep 19 – Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Where: Pendulum Gallery, 885 W Georgia St
Time/shifts: Monday–Friday, shifts are: 10:00am–2:00pm & 2:00pm–6:00pm each day
Number of Volunteer Positions: 2 people per shift
Volunteer Description:

As Splash ambassadors, volunteers will be onsite and available to answer questions about the art and artists.  Some questions may concern value of the art, details about Splash itself, the purpose of the fundraiser, details about Arts Umbrella, biographies of the artists and absentee bidding. Of course, you will be given all of this information at an orientation session!

Orientation Sessions: tbc.

  • Splash Art Auction and Gala

When: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
Event Time: 6:30pm (volunteer times tbc.)

  • Splash Art Auction and Gala Strike

When: Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St
Time/Shifts: 10:00am-2:00pm
Number of volunteers needed: 10 – 12 volunteers



Laurie Clegg, Coordinator, Annual Giving
1286 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Phone: 604.681.5268 x226
Fax: 604.681.5285