UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020

Celebrating culture, compassion and community

Thanks to you, UPwithART 2.0 raised $146K that will go directly towards Unity Project’s housing stability program and Museum London’s children’s programming! We are (almost) speechless at the fact that even during this difficult time, we ended up only $2K shy of last year’s grand total. This is beyond our dreamiest expectations, and we are all so thankful that you chose to be a part of UPwithART despite the pandemic and our “change in venue”. At first, we were unsure of how our online fundraiser (as we understand, the first large online fundraiser in London since the quarantine took effect) would be received, and as the days progressed, we were overwhelmed by such a strong showing of community support.

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at these numbers:

  • $146,000 raised
  • 500+ registered attendees
  • 64 works of art sold in the online auction
  • $48,612 raised from the online art auction 
  • $50,445 raised from “Money Now”
  • 86 prints sold of Opulence by Craig Guthrie. We’ve also extended the purchase date to Saturday, June 6 for those that missed out. 

This year would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and community partners, especially our Diamond Sponsor –  Van Simpson Portfolio Management. Please take a moment to look at these organizations that unflinchingly supported us from the starting block to the finish line. 

This was also UPwithART’s 10th anniversary and even after a decade, we are committed to improving and adapting our fundraiser. Help us out by taking this short three-minute survey about your experience to make next year’s fundraiser even better.

Lastly, we want to thank you not only for your financial support, but also for the goodwill you’ve put back into the community, your trust in both of our organizations, and your willingness to make London better for future generations and marginalized communities. Stay safe and we hope to see you next year!

-The UPwithART committee

P.S. If you have questions about art pick-up, billing, etc., please contact Silvia Langer, slanger@unityproject.ca


UP: @UnityProjectLDN
ML: @MuseumLondon


UP: @UnityProjectLDN 
ML: @MuseumLondon


UP: @UnityProjectLDN 
ML: @MuseumLondon


Unity Project provides emergency shelter and supportive housing while seeking to prevent and to end the experience of homelessness for adults and youth of all genders. Learn more. 
Museum London
 is Southwestern Ontario’s leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. Learn more.


Click here to view a message from UPwithART 2020 Presenting Sponsor, Van Simpson of Scotia Wealth Management.


Check out the Registration Prize valued at $750!

Good luck to everyone who registered before 11:59 on 26 May! 

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24 – 30 May 2020