Christie King, former Splash board member; and Tanja Gardner, contributing artist.

Christie King, former Splash board member; and Tanja Gardner, contributing artist.

Bert Hick, Rising Tides Consultants principal; Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; and Alex Hick.

Bert Hick, Rising Tides Consultants principal; Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; and Alex Hick.

Courtney Davis; and Lauren Armstrong, Skot Apparel/Partyskirts co-founder.

Courtney Davis; and Lauren Armstrong, Skot Apparel/Partyskirts co-founder.

Enrique Manchon, contributing artist; and his wife, Gloria Macarenko, CBC host.

Enrique Manchon, contributing artist; and his wife, Gloria Macarenko, CBC host.

Ken Fitzgerald, entrepreneur and chartered accountant; and Athena Bax, contributing artist.

Ken Fitzgerald, entrepreneur and chartered accountant; and Athena Bax, contributing artist.

The Vancouver Sun's Malcolm Parry sets up his photo.

The Vancouver Sun's Malcolm Parry sets up his photo.

The women from TM Events work the room selling raffle tickets.

The women from TM Events work the room selling raffle tickets.

Arts Umbrella students pose on the red carpet.

Arts Umbrella students pose on the red carpet.

The live auction taking place.

The live auction taking place.

West Vancouver city councillor Craig Cameron; and his wife, Cori Creed, contributing artist, next to her painting.

West Vancouver city councillor Craig Cameron; and his wife, Cori Creed, contributing artist, next to her painting.

Bobbie Burgers, contributing artist; and Christine Haebler, Screen Sirens Pictures producer and producer for the feature film Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Bobbie Burgers, contributing artist; and Christine Haebler, Screen Sirens Pictures producer and producer for the feature film Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Craig Turner and Catherine Barr, publishers of West Vancouver.com magazine and North Vancouver.com magazine.

Craig Turner and Catherine Barr, publishers of West Vancouver.com magazine and North Vancouver.com magazine.

Splash: Arts Umbrella's 32nd annual art auction and gala 2014
CBC Vancouver
October 18, 2014

Almost 400 guests attended the 32nd annual Splash gala presented by McMillan LLP at the CBC studios. After walking the red carpet outside, CBC guests were ushered downstairs to the studios where the event took place. The program encouraged partygoers to act their shoe size, not their age.

The CBC's Rick Cluff and Johanna Wagstaffe shared the stage with McMillan LLP partner Stacey Handley and Arts Umbrella board of directors chair Jamie Pitblado. Silent auction items were on display as well more than 100 art pieces that went up for live auction at the end of the evening. Ross Penhall, Bobbie Burgers and Noel Hodnett were three artists whose paintings fetched top dollars. The Arts Umbrella Dance Company students performed dance routines throughout the studios as well as a main stage number.

Arts Umbrella's Splash is the key fundraising event to help provide high-quality arts education to young people, allowing Arts Umbrella to reach thousands of children in underserved neighbourhoods through free programs. Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit organization and relies on the support of Metro Vancouver's philanthropic community.