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Another successful Art by Designers event

On May 11th 2011, the ARIDO GTA Chapter hosted the 2011 Art by Designers (AxD) Gala at Denison Gallery, showcasing the artistic talents of interior designers.

The Art by Designers event was launched in 2009, and has been an industry success from day one. This year, starting with a champagne preview for our event sponsors, the sold-out Gala gathered more that 375 interior design professionals.

Building on the success of the 2010 event, designers again generously donated very creative and diverse art for the AxD silent auction, raising more than $3,800 for "Inner City Angels", a not-for-profit organisation that engages inner city children in innovative and affordable arts and learning experiences with professional artists.

The evening could not have been such a success without the help of people such as our emcee Tom Harrington, of CBC, the generous contributions from our sponsors and donors, and the amazing volunteers including students of George Brown College Chef School Event mamagement program, who collaborated to ensure that the event ran smoothly.

For those of you who were not able to attend, we invite you to take a look at a short video produced by Erick Perdomo showing some of the highlights of this spectacular Gala evening.

As part of this year's AxD, our sponsors were given the opportunity to host an event at Denison Gallery during the 3 day public art exhibit. On May 13th, the Academy of Design held a wine and cheese reception to welcome Associate Dean of Design Dr. Nadia Amoroso to the Faculty and to celebrate the new offering of a Bachelor of Interior Design degree starting in fall 2011. The event brought together alumni, current students, faculty and industry professionals including ARIDO members. Some photos available on Facebook.

AxD Gala photos by Georgia Kirkos and Dennis Phillips, will be available shortly on the Art by Designers website.

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