Where can you find an event that combines learning about volunteer opportunities, a silent auction for local artwork, appetizers & drinks, all in a classy but relaxed environment? Timeraiser. In a nutshell, this annual art auction event encourages volunteerism towards non-profit activities by offering an opportunity to purchase artwork by pledging volunteer hours instead of money. With 12 months to complete your pledged volunteer hours, when you finally take home your piece of art, it becomes a reminder of your goodwill and experience with Timeraiser.
Back by popular demand, The Baker’s Market (back door at #115-408 East Kent Avenue South) is starting up again on Saturdays from October 2 until December 11 (open 11am to 3pm). Think of it as a farmers’ market but with sweet and savoury baked treats. Support your local, talented & creative bakers, who love to bake for customers like you! There’s free parking, free admission and free tasting samples too!
Vancouver’s Lüt Boutique (4219 Main Street) is a curated collection of clothing and accessories for both men and women. “Explore, play, and fall in love with national and international labels for him and her, effortlessly taking you from day to night.” On September 30, from 6pm to 9pm, check out Lüt Boutique for the art opening of “Fight/Flight” paintings by Emily Miles, which will be showcased for a month until November 30th.
Vancouver’s The Word On The Street is back for its 16th year with another full free day of indoor and outdoor author events, exhibits, performances, a marketplace, and all-round reading and writing excitement. Festival-goers will find 100+ diverse readings and acts that are all free in a lively environment that includes a marketplace with 150+ interesting book and magazine-related exhibitors. Drop by on Sunday, September 26 (11am to 5pm) at Library Square and CBC Plaza (Homer and Hamilton Streets between Robson and Georgia).
Have you always wanted to purchase artwork without having to pay cold, hard cash for it? Now here’s your chance to “buy” artwork using volunteer hours as the currency! The third annual Vancouver Timeraiser (at the Roundhouse Community Center in Yaletown) is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Throughout the evening meet with different organization (“agencies”) and match your skills to their needs. Once you’ve chosen the appropriate agency, start bidding … in volunteer hours!! You have 12 months to fulfill your pledge to the agency … only then can you bring your artwork home as a reminder of your goodwill. I’ll be at the Timeraiser media event next week so stay tuned for more information about the Timeraiser organization, the contributing artists and their artwork, the agencies, and the volunteers involved who make this happen! In the meantime, entrance tickets for $20 can be purchased here for Timeraiser 2010.
Vancouver-based Adhesif Clothing Company is known for its reclaimed vintage designs. Join designer Melissa Ferreira as her fashion line debuts at its first solo catwalk show at Jacana Contemporary Art (2435 Granville Street) on October 1st. According to Melissa, “Jacana is bright, beautiful and minimal – perfect for showcasing my own creations of art”. Look forward to seeing Adhesif’s fall collection of 30s-inspired gems, ranging from drapy gowns made of reclaimed vintage silk scarves, to stretched wool suiting with leather appliqué detailing.
Attendees can look forward to sipping on wine, taking in a special musical performance by Jackee Guillou, and reveling in Adhesif’s fantastic new fall collection. So make sure to get your name on the guest list now and RSVP by emailing here. For more information, see invitation details below.