A Signature Event
2016 An Artists Affair dazzles with exquisite performances
The 7th annual An Artists Affair proved to be a delight for all who attended. This year’s ‘speakeasy’ style event celebrated the circles that linked Toronto to Paris to New York to Toronto in the decade 1921-1931. Entertainment reflected the theme with ragtime piano, period jazz, tap dancing, song and spoken word.
An amazing $1.7M has been raised in support of The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital and the Artists’ Health Alliance since 2010.
The Master of Ceremonies was Sheila McCarthy, who doubled as auctioneer along with husband Alan Marr. The ‘house band’ was comprised of George Koller, Drew Jurecka and Roberta Hunt. Performers included Sylvia Tyson, Shawn Byfield, R.H. Thomson, Louise Petrie & Joe Matheson.
Bistro Artist Ken MacDonald created Cocteau line drawings of guests throughout the evening. The event also included a live auction and raffle.