DTES Small Arts Grants Exhibition


DTES Small Arts Grants Exhibition
Exhibition Runs: May 18th – June 16th
Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 18th 6-9pm

Come down and applaud a selection of this year’s visual art recipients of the DTES Small Arts Grants Program!

In 2009, the Vancouver Foundation started a grant program, in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre, to give Downtown Eastside (DTES) artists an opportunity to expand their portfolios and to showcase their work. With an unwavering belief in DTES artists and their commitment to craft, this program awards small grants to individual artists in support of their practices.

Gallery Gachet is honoured to feature these visual artists and grant recipients! This annual event is an opportunity to shine a light on wonderful artists, their practices, and ideas. Their dynamic projects involve a variety of mediums, including fibre art, installation, jewelry making, ceramics, and painting. Each evocative work on display invites viewers to consider a range of integral, artistic perspective.

To see pictures from this exhibition, please visit our Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gallerygachet/sets/72157697170584445

This exhibition is also part of the three-day Emerge Festival, a series of events celebrating grant recipients across mediums. Emerge Festival showcases visual artists as well as musicians, singers, filmmakers and performance artists. Over the course of the festival, June 6th to June 8th, artists will engage in performances, arts talks, screenings, and readings throughout the neighbourhood. Delightful and thought provoking experiences are in store! Locations include; Gallery Gachet, the Woodwards Atrium, and the Vancouver Public Library: nə́ca̓ ʔmat ct Strathcona Branch.

Meet the Artist Tour
Meet the Artist Tour: Friday, June 8th, 6:00pm

Join us for a casual evening of art and conversation. Artists from the DTES Small Arts Grants Group Exhibition will be on hand to walk you through the exhibition. Artists will talk about their work and process as the tour moves through the gallery.

For more information about the Emerge Festival and the the DTES Small Arts Grants Program please visit: vancouverfoundationsmallarts.ca

For more information about the Group Exhibition or the Meet the Artist Tour please contact Kristin Lantz, 604 687 2468  or programming@gachet.org

©artwork by: Larissa Healey @gurltwenty3

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