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York Region Arts Council launches Silent Auction ahead of social event


The York Region Arts Council is excited to host The Artists’ Circle in partnership with King Heritage and Cultural Centre.

The Artists’ Circle is open to the public and will be an exciting networking and social event for YRAC members, local artists, arts organizations, and tourism stakeholders from around the region!

Come and enjoy a fun evening including performances and exhibitions by the 2022 York Region Art Award nominees, guest speakers, wine tastings, a virtual silent auction and more!


KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Kevin Ormsby, CPAMO Program Manager & Artistic Director of Kashedance on the “ART OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT”

FREE BUS SHUTTLE – YRAC is partnering with BREWBUS to offer a FREE shuttle service between VMC Subway and the King Heritage & Cultural Centre – Pick up from VMC Subway starting at 4:30 pm and departing at 4:45 pm. 8:00 pm departure from King Heritage & Cultural Centre with drop-off at VMC at 8:15 pm. To reserve a spot on the FREE SHUTTLE from VMC on the BrewBus please email:

DRIVING – There is lots of free parking available on site!

WINE TASTING – FREE wine tasting will be provided by the Holland Marsh Winery. Wine served by the glass will be available for $5.

FOOD – Food will be provided by Pimento Jerk Jamaican Food Truck!

ADMISSION – General admission is free for current YRAC members.

General Admission is $15/person. This admission fee also registers you to become a “Friend of YRAC” for one year!

VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION – YRAC is hosting a virtual silent auction in support of YRAC’s Artistic Programming! All funds raised will go to support the York Region Art Council’s important key programming initiatives including Local Pairings, the York Region Art Awards, YRAC Membership Program, The Experience Trail, and Experience York Region.

The Silent Auction is now live!
To access the YRAC – The Artists’ Circle Virtual Auction, select one of the following three options:
  1. Text YRAC to (647) 371-1354
  2. Scan QR code


3. Click HERE to access the auction on a personal computer

Then choose to participate via mobile or email. You must complete your registration to participate (first name, last name, cell #, email)

Bidding Opens:  Wed, Sept 28, 2022 8:00 AM

Bidding Closes:  Wed, Oct 12, 2022 7:30 PM

You may begin viewing and setting up favourites, with the ♥ icon.  The auction is running over several days. If you close your browser you will need to use the above information to re-enter the auction. Winning bidders must contact the York Region Arts Council to confirm available pick up dates and times. Please email to coordinate. Winners must present paid invoice for pick up.

Visit our silent auction webpage today to place your bids!

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