We’d love to have you join us for our 12th Annual Mission Art Gala!
Date and Time: TO BE DETERMINED (in lieu of the current coronavirus outbreak)
What to Expect: Each year for the past decade, we host an Art Gala fundraiser, the proceeds of which go to support our church’s missional efforts (either here locally or around the globe). When you come, you can peruse pieces of art that have been donated, bid on pieces in the auditorium, sample wonderful food and drinks in the lobby, and drop your kids off at the Kids Zone (details below). Dozens and dozens of pieces of art – from those created by children, to fine art by some of the best in our community – will be available for purchase, some by silent auction and some by live auction that takes place around 7:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE! (but we’d unashamedly love for you to be generous with any bids you make)
This Year’s Proceeds: This year, we are excited to have all proceeds go to the installation of a playground and pavilion area on the west side of the church’s property! The town of Winona Lake is planning to extend the current trail system to (and through) our property at the church, to nearby neighborhoods. This means that we have the opportunity, quite literally, to link with our community in a more tangible way. So, we have designed a beautiful area to be developed, right where the trail will come into our property. We are excited to have this area, which can be used to connect with our community for the sake of reaching them with the gospel of Christ!
Submitting Pieces for the Event: If you are an artist who’d like to submit a piece (or multiple pieces) for the Art Gala, you can drop them off at the church any Sunday morning at the Welcome Center in the lobby, or any weekday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the church office. Art submissions can be in any medium (painting, sculpting, pottery, wood-working, photography, drawing, metal work, graphic design, etc.), and should be display-ready to be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the Art Gala. Each artist will need to fill out a Registration Form for each piece submitted. The deadline for submissions will be TBD.
KidsZone: This year we’ll have various artistic crafts and projects that kids can do in our children’s wing from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., while parents look at the artwork and enjoy food/drinks. The KidsZone will be for those who are at least three years of age and potty trained, up through fourth graders.