Our History

Art With Heart is a rare gem. What started as a small gathering first hosted at 119 Isabella St. almost 30 years ago turned into one of the country’s most beloved charity auctions of contemporary Canadian art. Every October since 1994, art lovers, artists, collectors and gallerists gather for an incredible evening of art and philanthropy.

Over 1,000 established and emerging artists have participated, with many contributing more than once, some upwards of 15, 16 or even 21 times! Similarly, galleries have generously contributed artwork year after year.

Together, we have raised nearly $15 million for Casey House. Thank you!

Our Impact

Art changes lives.

Through your generosity, millions of dollars have been raised at Art With Heart, allowing Casey House to evolve and innovate to meet the changing and challenging needs of our clients.

In addition to the tremendous fundraising, Art With Heart celebrates the very best in Canadian art. It has launched the careers of emerging artists, connected communities, and filled the walls of many homes and offices with incredible artwork.

How it works

Art sales, sponsorships and Patrons’ Circle memberships generate much needed funds for the compassionate health care provided at Casey House.

Artists and galleries generously donate artwork to be auctioned off in support of Casey House’s compassionate health care. Each year’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sometimes textile or sculptural work, is curated by a committee of volunteer art experts. Learn more about the curatorial committee.

Preview events, artist studio tours and auction night itself are always fun and enjoyable evenings. In addition to being a charity auction, Art With Heart is a good time for a good cause.

Past Auctions

Art With Heart 2021

Art With Heart 2018