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.
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.
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.
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!