The Art of Being Together 2012

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

L’Arche Greater Vancouver is hosting its 3rd annual Art of Being Together fundraising art exhibit this weekend. The event features artwork by some of Vancouver’s emerging artists along with pieces created by team of people with and without developmental disabilities.

L'Arche Community Fundraiser

When Saturday March 10, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm
Where National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre (6688 Southoaks, Burnaby BC)
Ticket A $5 donation is suggested

The Art of Being Together is L’Arche’s signature event that brings together the arts community and people with developmental disabilities in a celebration of community and our need of each other.

Artists were invited to submit an original work of art to L’Arche inspired by community and
togetherness. A panel of judges will award a winning piece at the event and attendees can vote for what they like the best for People’s Choice. Several of the pieces will be for sale along with other silent auction items.

L'Arche Community Fundraiser L'Arche Community Fundraiser

Award presentations will take place at approximately 4:30pm. There will also be refreshments and musical performances throughout the afternoon including a special performance by the Tetsu Taiko Drummers.

L’Arche is an international organization that assists and supports those with developmental disabilities. They have been based in Greater Vancouver for over 30 years and run community homes, day programs, and are involved in an array of community outreach programs. They are a Christian-based society however they assist and support members from a rich diversity of religions, races and cultural backgrounds.

Check out L’Arche’s blog, and the Art of Being Together on Facebook for more information.

L'Arche Community Fundraiser
Photos by John Bollwitt for

Two years ago I was invited to be the emcee at their inaugural event and we had a great time with community members, bidding on silent auction items, and viewing the beautiful artwork that was on display. Take some time to explore the venue itself (National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre) which can be found at the end of a cherry blossom-covered street.

If you would like to check out this event, here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets:

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I will draw a winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00am.

Update The winner is Stephanie!

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  1. BreanneMonday, March 5th, 2012 — 1:36pm PST

    Looks great! Would love to win tickets

  2. Christie CMonday, March 5th, 2012 — 6:20pm PST

    Did not even know about this show. Thanks for the heads up, I’d love to go!

  3. MaryMonday, March 5th, 2012 — 11:44pm PST

    This sounds like the ideal way to spend the weekend! Would love to go.

  4. DBTuesday, March 6th, 2012 — 11:30am PST

    Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre is a great place and often has interesting events – this is certainly one of them!

  5. Carolyn BaldridgeTuesday, March 6th, 2012 — 11:34am PST


    Just came from your IABC workshop on Blogs. Really enjoyed it and would love to win the tickets.

  6. StephanieTuesday, March 6th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    Sounds like a great event.

  7. CarmelleTuesday, March 6th, 2012 — 4:20pm PST

    Love the name; it’s very fitting. 🙂

  8. Teresa KTuesday, March 6th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    I would like to go.

  9. LindaWednesday, March 7th, 2012 — 8:28am PST

    I’ve read up on this community and was going to visit the museum this weekend for the show.

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