LOOK2015: Holt Renfrew Private Shopping Night for Contemporary Calgary

LOOK2015: Holt Renfrew Private Shopping Night for Contemporary Calgary

On November 7, 2015 Contemporary Calgary will host hundreds of cultural revolutionaries in the Centennial Planetarium for its premiere fundraiser, LOOK2015, presented by Holt Renfrew, Enbridge, City of Calgary and the Calgary Herald. The goal: raise $1M – enough to set up a ‘Temporary Contemporary’ by the fall of 2016 and begin welcoming people to Calgary’s first significant destination for modern and contemporary art. Generous private donors have stepped up to match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. All donations will go twice as far!

Big, bold, and magnificant. We’re counting down the days.

To kickstart that fundrsaising effort, two things happened this week.

1. Pre-bidding began online for LOOK2015’s centrepiece event: the live & silent art auction – one of the biggest to take place nationwide. Take a LOOK.

2. LOOK2015 sponsor Holt Renfrew hosted a Private Shopping Night on October 7 and invited all their friends to come along for the party. Boom was thrilled to produce this event, which attracted hundreds of shoppers to shop the night away in style, and all for a great cause: 10% of all sales were donated to Contemporary Calgary’s $1M goal (and, of course, matched by CC’s donors).

Enjoy photos of the event below, and catch that action yourself at LOOK2015 on November 7. TICKETS & INFO.


Contemporary Calgary Associate Curator Nate McLeod prepares Holt Renfrew’s main stage to feature contemporary pieces featured in the LOOK2015 auction.


Event guests: Allison Moore (Downtown Calgary Association), Jimmy-Lee Vennard (Azuridge Estates), and friend.




Contemporary Calgary Board Members in attendance: Carol Ryder, Viviane Mehr, Jay Mehr.



Calgary designer Kat Marks wows guests with her one-of-a-kind pieces. Kat generously donated a piece to support the fundraising efforts.


Holt Renfrew Divisional Vice President Debra Kerr welcomes attendees. Holt Renfrew is a presenting sponsor of LOOK2015, on November 7 at the Centennial Planetarium. 10% of all sales on this evening were donated to Contemporary Calgary to support LOOK2015’s fundraising total.


Art auction bidding begins now! Visit http://look2015auction.com/ to preview what is in store at #LOOK2015.


Libations courtesy of Highlander Wine and Spirits.



Sharie Hunter, Debra Kerr, Kathy Randle


Boom Goes the Drum President Derek Macdonald takes a moment to do some shopping.