Dumplings and Divas: RAGA Fundraiser

  • Fundraiser
  • November 18, 2023

    $25 – Basic Entry (includes 1-year RAGA Membership)

    $50 – Entry/Membership + New RAGA Tote Bag designed by acclaimed artist Russna Kaur, in collaboration with Chinatown Wonders.

    Free – Current Members 

    ✨ Join us for a unique fundraiser and art auction celebrating the incredible outreach and education efforts of the Richmond Art Gallery Association. Here’s why you won’t want to miss “Dumplings and Divas”:

    🥟 Culinary Delights:
    Indulge in a mouthwatering selection of dumplings expertly crafted by Eddie from Yummy Dumplings. These delectable treats will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Menu includes: Cabbage/Pork, Cilantro/Cabbage/Pork, Chive/Pork, and Veggie (Napa Cabbage/Chinese Mushroom) dumplings.

    🌈 Mesmerizing Performances:
    Prepare to be dazzled by a spellbinding performance by the sensational drag superstar, Kara Juku. Kara is a trailblazer in the local drag community and is sure to leave you in awe of their ethereal style and top-tier dance moves. Kara Juku is a non-binary drag artist, content creator and multi-faceted performer. Kara is the first drag artist of Asian descent to be crowned the coveted title of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2020 and Vancouver’s East Side Phenomenon 2019. Kara is a member of Enby 6, Vancouver’s new non-binary super group. They are also a member of House of Rice, Vancouver’s all-queer Asian drag dynasty and daughter of Kendall Gender.

    🎨 Artistic Marvels:

    Experience the magic of our Mail Art Silent Auction, featuring unique artworks from around the world. Be the first to get your hands on the new Richmond Art Gallery Tote Bag designed by the acclaimed artist Russna Kaur, in collaboration with Chinatown Wonders.

    🕺 Disco Diva Glam:
    Dress to impress in your finest disco diva attire and stand a chance to win the title of “Best Dressed Diva” during the event. It’s your time to shine and strut your stuff on the dance floor!

    More About Richmond Art Gallery:
    🌟 Celebrating 40+ Years:
    Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) has a rich history of presenting over 1500 in-gallery exhibitions and numerous offsite art installations over the past four decades. Our commitment to showcasing diverse intergenerational and intercultural artists in the context of Richmond has sets us apart.

    🎨 Connecting Communities Through Art:
    We’re known for art exhibitions and programs that empower, provoke dialogue, and connect with our communities. At RAG, we believe in bringing artists and communities together, fostering a sense of belonging and cultural richness. RAG presents not just gallery exhibitions but also numerous off-site art installations, digital and in-person public programs, artist talks, art-making workshops, tours, residencies, and panel discussions. We also offer educational programs for K-12 students, ensuring a global perspective for our community.

    🤝 Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity:
    RAG showcases artists and art practices that reflect the diversity of Richmond’s communities. We actively engage with local communities, including new immigrants, young families, and the 2SLGBTQI+ community, to offer safe, welcoming, and inclusive spaces.

    🔍 Exploring Important Issues:
    We tackle vital social, cultural, and political topics through exhibitions that resonate with our communities. RAG confronts and considers the histories and contexts of Richmond and beyond, providing a platform for meaningful conversations.

    🧒 Nurturing Young Minds:
    Our dedication to youth and family programs is a cornerstone of RAG’s mission. From school programs to digital art kits for classrooms, we introduce thousands of students to contemporary art, sparking creativity and curiosity.

    🎨 Artistic Development:
    Our monthly Artist Salon series connects emerging and established artists with arts professionals, offering opportunities and strategies for professional development. This program has been instrumental in assisting many artists’ careers.

    Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of art, culture, and community. Your attendance at “Dumplings and Divas” will support our mission to promote dialogue among diverse communities and continue our vital work in Richmond and beyond.

    Mark your calendar and be part of this extraordinary event. Together, we can make a difference! 🎉🖼️


    Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closed on statutory holidays.

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