Art in the Vinyard organizers seek donations ahead of June 2020 fundraiser

Everything from ‘previously loved’ prints to velvet Elvises and costume jewelry accepted

Art in the Vineyard organizers expect to have about 1,500 pieces of art on display at Starling Lane Vineyard in June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Art in the Vineyard organizers are seeking art donations ahead of the 2020 Prospect Lake District Community Association fundraiser.

On June 20, more than 1,500 donated pieces of art, collectibles and jewelry will be on display at the Starling Lane Vineyard on Old West Saanich Road from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

READ ALSO: Art in the Vineyard searching for forgotten treasures

Ahead of the event, Greater Victoria residents are being asked to dig through their closets, attics and crawlspaces to see if they have any “previously loved” pieces of art, collectibles and jewelry that have been collecting dust. The items will be displayed at the fundraiser to be purchased by someone who can give them new life.

Everything from unframed prints and posters to paint-by-numbers, velvet Elvises, statues and vintage jewelry will be accepted.

Aside from the contributed art, there will be 30 artist and artisan booths scattered throughout the property. Attendees will be invited to stroll through the English country gardens to peruse the art, enjoy drinks at the beer and wine gardens and partake in a country lunch in the old winery building.

READ ALSO: Saanich adds locked gate to Prospect Lake boat launch

In 2018, Art in the Vineyard raised $18,000 for the community association and upgrades to the heritage Prospect Lake Hall – one of the few remaining community-owned and managed halls in B.C. Organizers hope to raise $20,000 at the 2020 event.

For more information about the fundraiser, visit the Facebook event page. To arrange donation drop-offs, contact Jackie Wrinch at or 250-479-4769, and to volunteer at the fundraiser, contact Barbara Newton at

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

ArtDistrict of Saanich

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Fractured services leave community to fill gaps

Greater Victoria service providers working together to help youth

Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay

Saanich police don’t believe it’s a trend

UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Students can apply by emailing the financial aid office

Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues

Strict measures in place for branch drop-off

Peninsula organizations fund food bank ahead of ‘looming crisis’

Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank receives more than $5,000 from local organizations

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, refusal to work notice sent, says correctional officer

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns

Mill’s president says extra cleaning in place and workers are social distancing

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Most Read