Luck! 2017: Our Best One Yet

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Luck! 2017: Our Best One Yet

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Luck | Chance 2017

This year’s Luck event was a smashing success.

Held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 in the Arts Court Studio, the Ottawa Arts Council fundraiser exceeded expectations this year. The sold-out event brought together 150 guests, comprised of artists, arts supporters, corporate and community partners.

Fifty-five pieces of local art adorned the black walls of the Studio, each one unique and coveted by many. As the cards were drawn, many of those with spades were lucky enough to get a choice early on.

Guests were well-fed and watered, courtesy of The Albion Rooms and Beau’s All Natural Brewing. Chef Jesse Bell of The Albion Rooms was on site to serve a delicious dish of succotash with lima and white kidney beans, caramelized onion crème fraîche and smoked milk polenta. Guests sipped Beau’s Lugtread Lager while surveying the art on offer. The fantastic staff of Downtown Rideau BIA were also in attendance, bringing an extra energy to the room. Scotiabank kindly provided volunteers who helped unite art pieces with their new owners.

Exclamations of envy could be heard rippling through the crowd as the artwork was claimed one by one, but every draw ticket holder left smiling with a new piece of art that night.

The Council would like to gratefully acknowledge everyone who contributed to the success of the evening:

Thank you to all those who attended, your continued support ensures the success of the Council and our continued dedication to the arts community in Ottawa.

Thank you to the artists, many of whom were present for the festivities, who generously donated their artwork, making this event possible.

Thank you to our volunteers who make sure the event runs smoothly every year, both behind the scenes and on the floor.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners Downtown Rideau BIA, Scotiabank, The Albion Rooms and Beau’s All Natural Brewing.

You can still view the Luck 2017 gallery here.

The 2017 edition of Luck! included:

Kevin Benson, Carol Bretzloff (Portfolio '83, donation by Geraldine Taylor), Natalie Bruvels, Mimi CabriMaryAnn CampsPatrick Cocklin, Kristina CorreCairn Cunnane, Jennifer Dickson (Portfolio '83, donation by Geraldine Taylor), Ruby EwenAndrew FayChristine FitzgeraldStephen Frew, Jennifer GibbsJerry Grey, Christopher Griffin, Claire Guillemette-Lamirande (donation by Joanne Rycaj Guillemette), Joanne Rycaj Guillemette, Robert Hinchley, Olivia JohnstonJoy KardishGayle Kells, Karina KraenzleJamie KronickManon LabrosseSharon Lafferty, Hilde Lambrechts, Claude LatourCharlene Lau-AhierDrew Mandigo, Jane Martin (Portfolio '83, donation by Geraldine Taylor), Katherine McNenly, Christine MockettChristos Pantieras, Beth Ross, Allyson RousseauRuth SecundaPeter ShmelzerPatrice Stanley, Mark StephensonSvetlana SwinimerGeraldine Taylor, Anne Wanda Tessier, Rémi Thériault, Amy ThompsonStefan Thompson, Cara TierneyGuillermo Trejo, Peter Van AdrichemWendo Van Essen, Sharon VanStarkenburgTavi Weisz, Joyce Westrop and Melanie Yugo.

Presenting sponsor

Community partner

Menu selections provided by The Albion Rooms


Beer sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewing