Art. It is both subjective and communal, soothing and invigorating. It evokes a range of different emotions. It is, of course, the focus of our annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale.
For the past 12 years, artists with diverse abilities have gathered to showcase their work and take part in one of the most engaging art shows in Vancouver. This year, posAbilities’ 13th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale takes place on October 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm and October 4th from 11:00am-6:00pm at Heritage Hall in Vancouver (3102 Main Street). October is Community Inclusion month in British Columbia and we welcome you to join us for a celebration of disability arts and culture.
This year’s show will feature the work of over 150 artists who work independently or in studios supported by Community Living organizations across Metro Vancouver.
“INCLUSION creates exciting opportunities for hundreds of artists and several studios like our own Alternative Creations, which is blossoming in East Vancouver. It’s all about the illuminating conversations and novel connections that happen here, which can create the conditions for meaningful engagement and belonging. Connecting through art is a powerful way for our organization to fulfill its mission.” Fernando Coelho, CEO of posAbilities.
Guests will once again be treated to a variety of items for sale including: paintings, collages, illustrations, photography, pottery, art cards, jewelry, glassware, and textiles. There’s sure to be something for everyone. And back by popular demand, live art demonstrations! Artists will be painting, making jewelry and pottery live on site – have a look into their creative process.
Artist, Justin Albay, is excited for his demonstration on opening night. Justin designs handmade chainmail jewelry in the form of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. He shares, “I’ve been a part of the Art Show for five years and this will be my sixth. My favourite thing about the show is showing people my work, sharing how I make it and what they’re made out of.” Stop by Justin’s table on opening night to see him in action.
We would like to thank the British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU) for their continuous support and involvement as our Gold Sponsor again this year. We’re also excited to be partnering again with Project EveryBODY, led by Open Door Group. Be sure to stop by their table at our show to learn about what they do and for a chance to participate in a live community weaving project!
The INCLUSION Art Show & Sale is one you won’t want to miss. This event is open to the public and entry is by donation, so grab a friend and join your community in celebrating diversity through one of the most expressive forms of communication – art! For more information, please visit: http://www.inclusionartshow.com/.
We need volunteers!
We need help in a variety of areas from greeting guests at the door to preparing and serving food. Rally your kids, partners, friends, co-workers, and family members to come out and support this fantastic event. Contact Tianna Wattum at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering.