Our administrator, Mary Bennett will be among those all ready to cut the ribbon and wish the Art Cart a long and prosperous life. Come join us on Friday March 23 at Oppenheimer.
Following are excerpts from the News Release sent from Gallery Gachet.
We’re very pleased to have been a part of the design and implementation of the Art Cart over the past two years.
First Canadian People-Powered Art Gallery to Launch
“Art Cart” Takes Community Art to City Streets
Gallery Gachet and Oppenheimer Park are cutting the ribbon on the first Canadian human-propelled art gallery, the Art Cart.
The Art Cart is a mobile art gallery and vending cart. With its light, aerodynamic design it is attached to a bicycle or pushed by hand, and features art by people facing multiple barriers to resources and space.
“Art Cart takes the ‘art gallery’ concept into the community at large,” says Lara Fitzgerald, Gallery Gachet’s Programming Director. “It can roam freely into neighbourhoods, encouraging the public to engage with art in new ways, while allowing emerging community artists to reach a wider audience.”
It will serve as a roving hub for curated exhibitions, community workshops and public events.
The Art Cart is a collaboration between Oppenheimer Park community and Gallery Gachet’s artist collective, providing alternate means for creative exchange, empowerment and art sales. Through collaborative ideation, the initial concept was created by industrial designer Dean Bennett; with functionality design and manufacturing by industrial design/build studio, Toby’s Cycle Works.
Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell St. (@ Jackson). Refreshments provided. Free parking on Cordova.
11:00am Press Conference
11:30am Art Cart leaves Oppenheimer Park for a full day tour in the city.