Toronto, ON – February 10, 2014
SNAP! is Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).
Featuring both a live auction and silent auction, SNAP! takes place Thursday, March 6, 2014 at The SNAP! Factory @ Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide Street East) with Honorary Chair, Gemini award-winning television journalist Anne Mroczkowski. Tickets for the event are on sale now at http://www.snap-toronto.com.
SNAP! is an evening of photography featuring established and emerging artists. For attendees, SNAP! provides an opportunity to purchase from a curated selection of works from local, national and global artists. The live auction collection is valued at $300 to $6,000 and the bidding for silent auction items, excluding the category and the overall winner, starts at $120.
“The SNAP! Gala evening is a key fundraising project for ACT to help fund our crucial support services and HIV prevention programs,” said ACT Director of Development, Daniel Knox. “With its stellar collection of contemporary photography and stylish crowd, SNAP! is also one of our most exciting annual events. We urge all art enthusiasts and collectors to join us on March 6th, bid on their favourite pieces, enjoy a great evening, and support ACT’s important work in the community.”
“It’s a great distinction to be involved with the SNAP! 2014 photographic art fundraiser in support of the ACT. Throughout my years as a journalist, I have greatly valued the importance of story-telling and finding the commonalities that bind us together,” said Anne Mroczkowski. “Photography, in this instance, is the medium by which we share our great personal histories and narratives. SNAP! remains a fabulous outlet for established and emerging artists showcase their works to benefit an important cause.”
All funds raised at SNAP! help support ACT’s programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2002, SNAP! has raised over $2.1 million to help gay men, women and youth to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience, and reduce HIV transmission.
SNAP! and ACT are very grateful to the generous sponsors and supporters who help make the event possible, including TD Bank Financial Group, Dimensions Custom Framing, Toronto Image Works, Akasha Art Projects, Colourgenics Fine Art Imaging, and many others.
About SNAP! 2014 Honorary Chair
For over 30 years, Anne Mroczkowski has been a familiar and trusted face reaching Canadian households as a seasoned Gemini award-winning television journalist, personality and news anchor. Anne has been at the forefront reporting on major events as well as human-interest stories and most memorably, her groundbreaking documentary on infertility. Acknowledging the importance of giving back, Anne has used her profile to raise awareness for important causes such as adult literacy, breast cancer, palliative care and now AIDS Committee of Toronto’s SNAP! photography auction.
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