Private: It’s All About ARTISTS Online Auction

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It’s All About ARTISTS!

Presented by George Ripoll, BMO Private Wealth

October 23 to November 7, 9pm


The Art Gallery of Peterborough is thrilled to announce the return of our annual gala auction! Like everything these days, it’s a little different. This year, everything is online and It’s All About ARTISTS! More than ever, we’re putting the care of our community and the support of artists right at the center.

Art and artists have always been at the core of our mandate. We know the arts have been hit hard by the pandemic. Artists are essential to healthy communities, and that’s why, this year, we’re directing all the proceeds from the sale of artwork directly to the artists!

You heard that right! This year, when you buy art from our online auction, you’re directly supporting an artist in our community.


How is the AGP able to do this? Good question!

It has been a challenging time for arts organizations. With little ability to earn revenue through education or our AGP Shop, we got creative. With this in mind, we reached out to local businesses for support. The message was clear, our business community loves artists too!

In addition to our Presenting Sponsor: George Ripoll, BMO Private Wealth we’re honoured to welcome
LLF Lawyers back as our Event Sponsor, as well as our new Hospitality Sponsor, Gibson’s Finest.

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With their support, along with our Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors, we’ve been able to restructure this annual favourite in response to the needs of our arts community.

This year, we’re offering works by an exceptional roster of regional artists who have been engaged with the AGP and its audiences through past exhibitions, our AGP Shop, the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour and our past fundraisers.

Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, It’s All About ARTISTS! is a unique opportunity to support artists and our vibrant creative community through the purchase of an original work of contemporary art!

Remember, this year, ALL the proceeds from the sale of artworks go to the ARTIST*!


Be sure to check out our Hospitality Sponsor offerings! They’ll be serving up cocktails and dining options that pair perfectly with the spectacular works on offer in this year’s auction.

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Other ways to support the AGP

This year, our ability to earn revenue has been limited by the pandemic. Your contributions ensure that we can continue our great work of connecting audiences with art, inspiring the next generation of artists, and contributing to our vibrant and creative community.
All donations are welcome. Donors will receive a tax receipt for 100% of the donation from

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Buy a Membership!
Become a member to support the AGP year round and enjoy specialized member perks at all levels.

Book your visit and see what we’re up to! Check out our great contemporary art exhibitions, peruse the AGP Shop and find something special made by a local artist or Canadian designer.  Tell your friends!

Auction Preview:

Check out the It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition at the AGP, opening October 8! See these works in person, confirm your favourites, and bid with confidence.




*Entire winning bid goes to each artist, minus 6% transaction fee from 32Auctions

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is currently open to the public, by appointment

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