Carnivale AGNS: The stage is set for June 11




June 8, 2010 – HALIFAX, NS – Carnivale AGNS, the centerpiece of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s fundraising initiatives this year, is fast approaching. This Over the Big Top Night takes place Friday, June 11 in the Gallery’s Ondaatje Courtyard at 1723 Hollis Street.

Set against a Three Ring backdrop, artists, arts' patrons, and community leaders will come together to celebrate the Gallery’s place in the cultural landscape. This exclusive evening will feature circus performers, carnival games and contests, and fortune tellers, to name just a few highlights.

The Carnivale theme will further come alive through encounters with art – visual and performing – and guided tours of the permanent collection and vaults all evening. Gala goers will also have an opportunity to bid on remarkable silent auction items.

Tickets are $200 each or $2000 for a Ring of Ten and include hors d’oeuvres and music in addition to the stunning theatrics and art experiences. Purchase your tickets online or call 902.422.1886. Dress is circus formal or evening attire. Tent opens at 7:00 pm.

Proceeds from the Gala event will go towards operating and programming costs, including sustaining art education programs and outreach for youth at risk.

In conjunction with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Carnivale AGNS is proudly presented by Scotia Private Client Group. The Gallery is delighted to also recognize the event’s supporting sponsors: Boyne Clarke and PCL Constructors Inc. in the Art Lovers category; Mr. Besim Halef in the Art Luminary category; and Advocate Printing, Agenda Managers, ISL, Ketel One Vodka, MacDonnell Group, Source Security & Investigations, and the Winery Association of Nova Scotia in the Painters & Sculptors category.

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming.

For information contact:
Bernard Doucet | Director of Development
Cell 902 223 7246

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