Cherryville artist Gary Whitley, left, shows his painting, Spring Melt, featuring McIntyre Lake, one of the pieces to be auctioned at the ninth annual Art and Wine Gala in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society. Eclectic Med owners Dawn and Andrew Fradley are serving a six-course meal, paired with Okanagan wines, at the event, which takes place at the downtown Vernon restaurant Feb. 25.

Cherryville artist Gary Whitley, left, shows his painting, Spring Melt, featuring McIntyre Lake, one of the pieces to be auctioned at the ninth annual Art and Wine Gala in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society. Eclectic Med owners Dawn and Andrew Fradley are serving a six-course meal, paired with Okanagan wines, at the event, which takes place at the downtown Vernon restaurant Feb. 25.

Enliven all the senses at Vernon’s Art and Wine Gala

Imbibe on a culinary and artistic feast at North Okanagan Community Life Society’s ninth annual gala.

Visual and culinary arts are about to meld when the ninth annual Art and Wine Gala takes place atEclectic Med restaurant Feb. 25.

In support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society (NOCLS), the atmosphere and aromas will have mouths watering, while local art will provide a visual feast.

“We have 15 local artists who have donated pieces as well as 41 baskets up for auction,” said NOCLS executive director Garry Molitwenik. “Monashee’s, Vernon Square and Village Green liquor store shave donated the wine.”

On the six-course menu, prepared by Eclectic Med owners Dawn and Andrew Fradley, includes amain of certified organic purebred Berkshire pork, which is pasture raised by Wildmoon Organics inArmstrong. Dessert will feature a panettone bread and butter pudding served with a taste of late harvest riesling donated by Larch Hills Winery.

Each course will be paired with an Okanagan wine.

Presiding over the auction is Bob Woodman of Dodds Auction, while Vernon singer-songwriter BettyJohnson is performing her jazz, blues and roots inspired music.

“Transportation will be provided for all our guests to get home safely,” added Molitwenik.

Tickets for the Feb. 25 event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, are $125 per person and can be purchased at the Eclectic Med, 2915 30th Ave., Designers Gallery or by calling Molitwenik at 250-545-5153.

For more information, visit www.NOCLS.com

 

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