Bahamas. Bermuda. Cuba. Jamaica. Aruba. Turks & Caicos. Those are just some of the better known islands in the region known as the Caribbean. Oh, to be there for a month or so in the middle of a typical Regina winter, right?

Short of erecting a giant inflatable tent in Les Sherman Park, the Art Gallery of Regina won’t be able to do anything about the weather should it happen to be non-Caribbean-like on Saturday, June 21. But inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, where the AGR is located, a definite island vibe will prevail at its A Taste of the Caribbean fundraiser.

The AGR has a fundraiser like this annually. Spain, New Orleans and New York are some of the previous themed destinations. Food, drink, music, art and dress — it’s all there, with participation by a number of local businesses.

Tickets are $40 advance and $45 at the door, and proceeds go to support the AGR and its programming. They can be obtained by calling 306-522-5940.