We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event

Save the dates in the diary!  9th – 11th of November 2018
Opening Friday Night Gala tickets on sale NOW

Are you looking to find that special something to brighten that blank wall, and be able to support a great cause at the same time?

Well, welcome to the 9th Orakei School hosted Art Exhibition and Sale event! 

The Friends of Orakei School (FOS) team have secured an amazing group of talented artists for this years event.  With artworks priced to suit all budgets, from $50 to $5,000+, we will be offering wonderful works from over 120 New Zealand artists, including both established and up-and-coming talent.

FUNDRAISING EFFORT:  As a charitable trust, FOS is a volunteer organisation that works solely for the benefit of Orakei School. With continuing roll growth and wonderful NEW building developments on site, we are excited to be able to continue fundraising to support numerous School project requests, including improving outdoor areas that enable both our children and community to use these all year round.

Event plans are well underway. We will open with our popular Friday Night Gala evening, which gives ticket holders the exclusive chance to view the art on sale first as well as an opportunity to mix and mingle with many of the exhibiting artists. We will have artists creating works for attendees to see them in action and will also be running an entertaining ‘charity auction’, selling our special collection of five collaborative classroom artworks along with other fabulous prized auction lots!
The Gala ticket price includes tray-serviced food & refreshments so makes for a great night out!
The exhibition will then open to general public viewing over Saturday & Sunday, times are from 10am to 4pm each day.  A Market with vendors selling art, crafts and food will also be located outside of the main Hall from 10am to 2pm – great for those stocking fillers for Christmas just around the corner!

The Art Exhibition event not only promises to be another enjoyable experience for all art enthusiasts, but also brings the wider community together to view and celebrate the continued success of our wonderful Orakei School.  So if you have a business, and would like to be involved in this event, it’s a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products/services to the wider Orakei community and of course you will certainly be supporting the NURTURING EXCELLENCE goal for our wonderful children at Orakei School!

For more event information or if you have any questions, please contact Jo Coutts on (027) 4881456
…or the Art Ex team e-mail orakeiartex@outlook.co.nz
…or contact the School Office on (09) 521 0657.

Thank you in advance for supporting Orakei School.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours sincerely,

Jo Coutts on behalf of the                      and          Matthew Crumpton
Friends of Orakei School                                    Principal, Orakei School
Art Ex & Sale event team