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Audain Art Museum's Illuminate Gala tallies record-breaking total

Annual event raised more than $967,000 for exhibits and programs at the Whistler art museum
The Audain Art Museum’s Illuminate Gala, which took place on Saturday, April 22, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, featured a live art auction.

The Audain Art Museum’s Illuminate Gala broke its own record last weekend, raising more than $967,000 for the museum’s exhibits and programs.

In 2022, the event brought in $920,000, which, at the time, was the highest amount the gala had raised.

“Funds raised allow the museum to continue to showcase beautifully curated exhibitions and innovative engagement activities for children and adults alike,” the gala website says. “Several touchpoints throughout the night provide guests with opportunities to support museum programming.”

Held on Saturday, April 22 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the black-tie optional evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, a live auction and, of course, an afterparty.