Stars Shimmering in the Dark art show is inspired by hope. Over the past few months, the artists created beautiful artworks inspired by hope, what it means to them, and what they are hopeful for. To explore the concept of hope, they looked to nature and its changing seasons, from dark winter to brighter spring days. The art on display celebrates their favourite things, representing their joy and dreams.

You will be able to purchase cards and prints at the opening. Snacks and drinks will also be available! Please note that all art will be for sale but will need to stay up for the duration of the show. Arrangements can be made for collection or drop-off afterwards.

When: The exhibition opens on Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and will run until April 29th.

Where: The show will take place at the Britannia Community Centre (art gallery is inside the library) located at 1661 Napier St., Vancouver

Gallery Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm


About the Studio

Alternative Creations Studio has been enriching the lives of artists, their families, and the broader community since 2013. It supports artists with developmental disabilities, showcasing their unique perspectives, interests, and creative strengths. The studio is located in East Vancouver and provides the opportunity for artists to express themselves creatively while refining their skills.

Sunset by Mark Wolak – “I wish for a good new year”                                                                                                                                                                     

Best Fashion Dress by Tina Parris – “I wish for happy day and happy sun” 


Check out the studio’s website at to browse more of their work and learn more about the artists!