Art Against Stigma was an incredible success again this year! Over our four-day long art show, over 550 people came to view the 1,400 piece collection from 70 Vancouver artists, all of whom have lived experience of mental illness. 246 art works were sold, bringing nearly $8,000 directly to the artists in our show.
In order to make this event happen, we rallied the support from over 120 volunteers from around the community. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, this event would not be possible without you!
Thanks to our gold sponsor, West Coast Reduction, we were able to provide artists with frames, and promote our event to thousands of people this year!
Additional thanks to sponsor, A&B Tool Rentals, and to Boffo Properties for sponsoring the delicious food and coffee at our opening. Thank you Over the Edge Design and Print for printing all of our beautiful posters. And thank you to DeSerres for giving us a discount on frames.
To make sure that this show continues into the future, we raised over $2,000 in donations for our Tashanna Ducharme Memorial fund. So, THANK YOU to all of our donors! If you missed the event, and would like to make a donation to the memorial fund, visit www.thekettle.ca/donate.