Black and Gold

Black and Gold 2019 presented by CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush logo

Black & Gold is the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s signature fundraising event of the year, Black & Gold, attracts an enthusiastic audience of art lovers, Gallery supporters and high profile guests. The gala evening includes an impressive art and silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, and smooth sounds from the Tavares Trio, a Latin jazz ensemble. We are also thrilled to welcome celebrated Cree artist Kent Monkman as our Guest of Honour at this year's event!

Individual tickets and tables of eight for Black & Gold 2019 are on sale now!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Black & Gold is made possible through the generous support of many businesses and the event offers a range of opportunities to show your company’s support for the arts. We thank all the following supporters for their contributions to this year's event - your generosity is a big part of our success.

Black & Gold 2019 Presenting Sponsor:

Logo for CIBC Wood Gundy - Allan Bush Investment Team



Entertainment & Photobooth Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Volunteer Recognition Sponsor:

Audi Kitchener-Waterloo

Artist Showcase Sponsor:


Decor Sponsors:

Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber Dental // Henry Walser Funeral Home // Ian Cook Construction // Edge Architects 

Hospitality Sponsor:


Printing Sponsor:

Direction Printing

Event Favour Sponsor:

Little Mushroom Catering

Artist Donors 2019 Black & Gold Committee 2019 Black & Gold Event Volunteers
Robert Achtemichuk Leah Caravan Barb Billo
Gerard Brender à Brandis Christina Di Paola Eva Bonczek-Baczek
Jane Buyers Jen Estabrooks Leah Caravan
Cora Cluett Claris Lam Christina Di Paola
Sherry Czekus Patricia Lawler Jen Estabrooks
Soheila Esfahani Anne Long Claris Lam
Anne Filiatrault Clare McClung Patricia Lawler
Meg Harder Senta Ross Clare McClung
Luke Hodgson Michelle Victorino Bruce Mitchell
Sarah Kernohan Thuy Vu Jeremy Mitchell
Žana Kozomora Cindy Wass Shelly Mitchell
Eileen MacArthur   Crystal Mowry
Karen Malcolm   Senta Ross
Robert McNair   Michelle Victorino
Kent Monkman   Karoline Varin
Michelle Purchase   Thuy Vu
Amanda Rhodenizer   Cindy Wass
Bill Schwarz    
Judtih Stephens-Wells    
Jean Stevenson    
Karoline Varin    


Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors

Aga Khan Museum Creative Landscape Depot Red X Wine Club
Amma Yoga Delta Hotels Marriot Waterloo Registry Theatre
Apollo Cinema Drayton Entertainment Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Hamilton Elite Training Facility Shary Boyle
The Aud and Arenas Factory Shoe Shirley Madill
Belgian Nursery FlyGTA Airlines Sky Zone Kitchener
Brch Social Gardiner Museum Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail Grand River Glassworks Starbucks Uptown Waterloo
Bruce Mitchell Hauser Company Stores Stratford Festival
Burning Kiln Winery Illume Wellness Spa Stratford Summer Music
Buzz Tour Company Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Stratford Tourism Alliance
Cambridge Art Galleries K-W Sewing Machines Limited Swanson's Home Hardware
Cameron's Flower Shop Kitchener Waterloo Symphony T&J Seafoods
Centre In The Square Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa Toronto Summer Music
Channer's Men's Apparel Lavender Lane Wellness Centre Towne Bowl
Chef Jason Hanoski Living Lighting VIA Rail
Chocolate Barr's Candies Mark Nunes Vincenzo's
Clean & Tidy Merry-Hill Golf Club The Walper Hotel
CN Tower / La Tour CN Oakridge Acres Country Meat Store The Waters Urban Spa Retreat
Cocoon Apothecary Oiseau Salon Watson's Chelsea Bazaar
Crania Schools Paul Puncher Men's Clothier Words Worth Books
  Queen Street Yoga Yeti Café


Show Your Support of Art and Community by Sponsoring Black & Gold

You are investing in the cultural life of your community

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation 2016 Vital Signs Report indicated that 65% of businesses and skilled workers agreed that a thriving arts and culture scene is a driving factor when considering relocation. Arts are a key part of recruitment and retention—an incredibly important thing in an extremely competitive market for skilled talent.

Position your company as a supportive, community–minded business

A 2017 poll by Nanos and the Ontario Arts Council showed that 90% of Ontarians believe in the importance of the arts to improving the quality of life of a community.

Introduce yourself to affluent and caring future clients

Your company will connect with individuals who have established and emerging wealth, individuals with a high percentage of disposable income and people who believe in supporting the arts in their community. Based on a 2017 survey of Black & Gold guests (attending in 2015 & 2016):

• 67% of guests are 56-69 followed by the 26-39 category at 23%

• 55% of guests are female

• 78% have a household income of $100,000+

• 43% spend $500+ on auction items at Black & Gold

• Over 50% of tickets are sold to leading businesses in the region

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsor Black & Gold in 2019 to reach an audience of affluent individuals who appreciate the arts and value community. Contact our Development Officer, Anne Long, at or call 519-579-5860 x 221 to discuss the sponsorship that’s right for you!