A (virtual) Night at The Library: Art Auction

In keeping with the times, this year’s edition of our fundraising gala was a virtual one, themed Mask-A-Rade. We gathered with friends and supporters online in support of our restoration work in 2021. This event gave online audiences and givers an opportunity to play a part in creating truly inclusive public spaces from the comfort of their homes, while enjoying beautiful sets designed by David Oywa. Amongst the offerings this year was a virtual art auction, with artwork by 20 artists available for bidding.

Opened in 1931, this library was built by Lady Lucy McMillan as a memorial to her husband, Sir Northrup McMillan, who died in 1925. The oldest library in Nairobi and the second oldest in Kenya, it is the only building in Kenya protected by an Act of Parliament; The McMillan Memorial Library Act Cap 217 of 1938 (revised in 2012).

Many thanks to all the participating artists for a truly wonderful virtual gala accompanied by an art auction this year!

Images by Paul Munene – Quaint Photography.

Posted on December 18, 2020