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Annual Guess Who art sale returns to Richmond after 3-year hiatus

Part of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Richmond Food Bank.
The annual Guess Who art sale.

An annual anonymous art sale is returning this weekend to raise funds for the Richmond Food Bank.

Community members are invited to participate in the Guess Who art sale at the South Arm United Pioneer Church on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Each 10 by 10-inch canvas costs $100 and, as usual, customers will not know who the creator is until after their purchase.

A total of 90 paintings by renowned B.C. artists and Steveston-London secondary art students will be on sale during the event.

Community members can first enter the venue for a 15-minute pre-sale viewing and early arrivals will get a number to save their place in line.

They will then clear out of the area and re-enter in a line to purchase one painting.

Customers can return after the initial buyers’ rush and purchase more paintings.

Beverages will be available for customers and artist cards are also available at the side table.

The event raised several thousands of dollars for the food bank each year but was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will return for the first time in three years this weekend.

“We are so happy to have this event back, and especially to raise funds for the Food Bank during these difficult times,” said Donna Wood, Richmond Arts Guild spokesperson.

“We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please come out and support this event for a good cause.”

The Guess Who sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and doors will open at 9:45 for the pre-sale viewing.

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