Art For Animals is an annual silent art auction featuring some of Toronto's top emerging artists. All proceeds of the evening go to Mercy For Animals.
The night is filled with one-of-a-kind art, fantastic music, incredible food, flowing wine, and amazing raffle prizes.
Artists have a chance to showcase their work and mingle with potential customers, all while contributing to a great cause.
In 2018 (our first year), 95% of the art sold, and over $3,500 was raised. This year, we aim to raise $10,000+.
Guests enjoyed vegan food and beverages sourced from local businesses, had fun at our photobooth, and won unique raffle prizes from our sponsors, including Merchants of Green Coffee, Warby Parker, and Kupfert and Kim.
Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Mercy For Animals exists to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in particular, industrial animal agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. According to Mercy For Animals: "The benefits of ending our cruel, unfair, and unsustainable food system extend beyond farmed and fished animals. A transition to a kinder, more equitable food system will benefit everyone and the planet."
Today, more animals than ever before––82 billion land animals and between 37 and 120 billion fish per year––are farmed for food. The problem seems too big to tackle, but:
*Please visit Mercy For Animals' Strategic Plan for references and more information
Toronto's diversity inspires unique and special art! We had 12 amazing artists generously donate and showcase their work. 95% of the art sold, with bidding wars on nearly every piece. We had artists ranging from amateur to world-renowned.
Our guests enjoyed delicious vegan beer and wine, an incredible array of vegan food, and live music all night long! Whether out for date night or to meet new people, Art For Animals was the place to be!
We had an array of generous supporters donate incredible raffle prizes, including gift cards to some of Toronto's best vegan restaurants, $150 gift card from Warby Parker, vegan super club tickets, and so much more.
There are many ways you can be involved in this year's event. Volunteer, sponsor, be a featured artist, and so much more! Download the sponsorship deck for more information.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for farmed animals. We're sad to miss you, but happy to take some of your money!