Bid Volunteer Time, Not Money, for Local Art

WINNIPEG, MB. – A wonderfully unique event supporting Manitoba Artists and non-profits, Timeraiser150, is on June 15 in Winnipeg. It’s a chance for Manitobans to kick-start their art collection by giving back to their community.

Timeraiser150 Winnipeg will bring together the love of local art and philanthropy for one evening, June 15 at the Graffiti Gallery.

Bid volunteer time for original art by 20 local artists, including Gabrielle Funk, Takashi Iwasaki, Gibril Bangura and Joseph Pilapil from the Traveling Sign Painters.

“Winnipeg is a hub for artistic talent of all kinds, but artists don’t always have the opportunity to showcase their work with the guarantee of selling anything. Timeraiser gives artists a showcase opportunity with a guarantee to be paid market value for their work. The volunteerism tie-in that Timeraiser150 brings in makes it a win-win-win for the local non-profits, artists, and the community. Manitoba has a reputation as a generous province; we make more charitable donations and give more of our time than the national average, which makes this a perfect fit for our city,” says local Project Coordinator for Timeraiser150, Kristin Marand.

Bidding for artwork starts at 20 hours and maxes out at 150 hours. If you win, you have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim your piece of art.

Kevin Klein, MyToba News

Kevin Klein is President and CEO of MyToba News. The former publisher and CEO of the Winnipeg Sun, Kevin has spent several years in Canadian media working in newspapers, radio and television. A proud and passionate citizen of Winnipeg and Manitoba, Kevin is excited to bring you news, pictures and information on the many wonderful charity groups in our province. If you have an event you want us to know about, email Kevin at and follow him on Twitter @kevinkleinwpg.
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