Sweetheart Cocktail 2016 – the warmest event on the coldest night

Art lovers celebrated at a true love-in at the Sweetheart Cocktail for the Arts.  This signature fundraiser for the Ottawa Arts Council warmed everyone’s hearts on an extremely cold evening on February 11.

MC Manon St-Jules and our Board Chair, Julia Johnston made heart-felt welcomes.  Mayor Jim Watson shared up-to-the-minute news on the Arts Court redevelopment as well as the exciting announcement of funding for Ottawa 2017.  ArtHaus was our generous presenting sponsor and Bridgehead sponsored the venue at their toasty Roastery. 

Guests enjoyed music provided by The Life of Pearls, delicious food and drink and a fabulous Live and Silent Auction.  Thanks to your contributions, the Ottawa Arts Council raised more than $11,000 to continue to support artistic initiatives in our community.

We thank our donors, sponsors and volunteers for ensuring the success of this year’s event.  The support was truly heartening.  

The Sweetheart Cocktail for the Arts was held on February 11, 2016 at the Bridgehead Roastery with the generous support of Presenting Sponsor ArtHaus

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Thank you to all our Live and Silent Auction donors

The Acting Company
The Albion Rooms
Divino Wine Studio
Brecken Hancock
Geraldine's Gallery
​Jérôme Photographer
Kelly Santini LLP
National Arts Centre
MAC Cosmetics
Drew Mandigo
​Yasir Naqvi
Odyssey Theatre
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
Planet of Sound
Porter Airlines 
Quote Unquote Collective
RBC Royal Bank
​Shaw Centre
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 
Anne Wanda Tessier
Toronto Symphany Orchestra
The Unrefined Olive