Event organizer and local artist Derek Rickwood holds paintings Nanaimo Golf Course Club House View and Swept and Pulled out front of Simon Holt. The restaurant will be hosting Rickwood’s Dinner and Art for a Cause on Thursday (May 21).

Event organizer and local artist Derek Rickwood holds paintings Nanaimo Golf Course Club House View and Swept and Pulled out front of Simon Holt. The restaurant will be hosting Rickwood’s Dinner and Art for a Cause on Thursday (May 21).

Fundraiser helps local symphony

Money raised will benefit the Vancouver Island Symphony and local artists.

An upcoming dinner and art show is hoping to hit all the right notes in an effort to raise money the local symphony.

On May 21, Simon Holt will host Rickwood’s Dinner and Art for a Cause, a fundraising event for the Vancouver Island Symphony’s summer concert, Symphony by the Sea.

Artist and event organizer Derek Rickwood, who has hosted similar fundraisers in the past, says he just wants to unite the community through art, food and music.

“I want to bring people together using art and dinner as the means,” Rickwood said.

The fundraiser will include a meal and an art auction featuring pieces by artists such as Rob Elphinstone, Gerda Hofman, John Hofman, Tracy Kobus, Grant Leier, and Rickwood himself.

There will also be live music performed by Narissa Young, Calvin Dyck and Andrea Smith.

“I thought the best way for me to involve my art was to do a dinner like this and give people a reason to go out to dinner,” Rickwood said.

Rickwood’s Dinner and Art for a Cause takes place on May 21 at 6 p.m. at Simon Holt, 6582 Applecross Rd.

Tickets are $42 and include a three-course dinner. There is an additional $5 donation required at the door. To reserve seats call the restaurant at 250-933-3338.

For more information, including a complete list of participating artists, available art pieces for purchase and the menu, please visit www.on.fb.me/1EFbxWc or visit www.facebook.com/rickwoodsmenswearandartservice.

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