Black and Gold

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!

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until Sunday 2 August at discounted rates of $130 for individual tickets and $1000 for a table of eight. 

Thank you to our 2018 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 2018 Presenting Sponsor:




Wine Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsor:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

Volunteer Recognition Sponsor:

Audi Kitchener-Waterloo

Artist Showcase Sponsor:


Dessert Sponsor:

The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Emcee Sponsor:                                                                                                      

Edge Architects

Decor Sponsors:

Cook Homes Ltd. // Diefenbacher Donovan Sieber // Henry Walser Funeral Home

Printing Sponsor:

Direction Printing

Hospitality Sponsor:


Photobooth Sponsor:

Never Forget Photo

Event Favour Sponsor:

Little Mushroom Catering

Artist Donors 2018 Black & Gold Committee 2018 Black & Gold Event Volunteers
Robert Achtemichuk Eva Bonczek-Baczek Barb Billo
Jane Buyers Leah Caravan Eva Bonczek-Baczek
Cora Cluett Susan Cranston Leah Caravan
Tara Cooper Patricia Lawler Susan Cranston
Sherry Czekus Marilee Mark Christine DiPaola
Carolyn Dix Clare McClung Patricia Lawler
Anne Filiatrault Senta Ross Marilee Mark
Allan Harding MacKay Karoline Varin Clare McClung
Doug Kirton Cindy Wass Bruce Mitchell
Eileen MacArthur Sharon Wigle Jeremy Mitchell
Robert McNair   Shelly Mitchell
Bill Schwarz   Shannon Muegge
Ron Shuebrook   Senta Ross
Judith Stephens-Wells   Laurie Sinclair
Jean Stevenson   Karoline Varin
Maca Suazo   Elena Veldman
    Michelle Victorino
    Sherri Watkinson
    Sharon Wigle


Thank you to our Silent & Live Auction Donors

2020 Vision Clinic Friko's Upholstery Ltd Royal Ontario Museum
Abe Erb Full Circle Foods Shirley Madill
Aga Khan Museum Gardiner Museum Sky Zone
Amma Yoga Gifted Sole Restaurant and Wine Bar
Apollo Cinema Gina's Spa St. Jacob Outlet Mall
Arabella Park Beer Bar Golf Without Limits St Louis Bar and Grill
Baby Charlotte Good Vibes Juice Co. Stag Shop
BATL The Backyard Axe Throwing League Grand River Glassworks Station House Catering Co.
Belgian Nursery Hauser Company Store Stratford Festival
Bill Curran Herrle's Country Farm Market Stratford Summer Music
Bingemans Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa Stratford Tourism Alliance
Black & Gold 2018 Committee JM Drama Alumni TA Appliances and Barbecues
Bradshaws J&P Grocery The Aud and Arenas
Bruce Mitchell Karen Malcolm The Bead Boutique
Cambridge Art Galleries Kitchener Golf - Doon Valley The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Cambridge Golf and Fashions Kitchener Waterloo Symphony The Golden Mean Wellness Shoppe and Healthcare Clinic
Cameron's Flower Shop KW Designated Drivers The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Centre in the Square KW Health Connection THEMUSEUM
Channer's Men's Apparel K-W Sewing Machines Limited The National Ballet of Canada
Chocolate Barr's Candies Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa The Walper Hotel
CN Tower Lavendar Lane Wellness Centre The Waters Urban Spa Retreat
Cocoon Apothecary Legacy Greens The WooShop (Readings by Emma Smallbone)
Come Alive Fitness Lil's Gym The Works
Complex Rooms Living Fresh The Yeti Café
Confetti & Co. Living Lighting Towne Bowl
Crania Schools LOVE.YOU Salon & Spa VIA Rail
Creative Landscape Depot Magda Spurek Photograph Vicanie's Bra Collection
Danby Appliances Mark Nunes Vincenzo's
Delta Waterloo Matter of Taste Vintner's Cellar Waterloo
Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. Max's Sports World Vision Travel
Downtown Kitchener BIA Oiseau Salon Waterloo Regional Museum
Drayton Entertainment One Axe Pursuits Witek Acres
Driverseat KW East Paul Puncher Men's Clothier Words Worth Books
Elite Training Facility Queen Street Commons Café Wroute Inc.
Emily Coyne, Control Hair Queen Street Yoga  
Factory Shoe Store Red X Wine Club  


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!