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Park-a-Palooza! – Fun & Play –

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in portfolio, special event

The 6th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show
– Fun & Play –

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – December 1, 2013
Opening Reception: October 24, 2013 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(Join the procession from Oppenheimer Park (488 Powell St) at 5pm led by the Hastings Street Band)
From October 24, 2013 through December 1, 2013, Oppenheimer Park is pleased to present Park-a-Palooza! – Fun & Play – at Gallery Gachet, an exhibition showcasing artworks from Oppenheimer Park community. Included are painting, drawing, print, sculpture, carving, mixed media and video works. The artists will be present at the opening reception Thursday, October 24th.

This year, the exhibition takes fun and play as its focus. Park-a-Palooza embodies the significance of the Park’s diverse programming such as arts, recreation, cultural events and festivals. It also celebrates and explores creativity in the Oppenheimer community. Over 35 artists will be featured in the show and many of the works symbolize playful aspects of Oppenheimer Park community. In addition, the exhibition will unveil Birds that Play, hundreds of birds painted through community art workshops at Gallery Gachet, Carnegie Community Centre, Evelyne Saller Centre, and Oppenheimer Park curated by Carrie Campbell.

Saturday, November 9th:
ScavARTger Hunt – Art in the City: Scour the city of Vancouver to complete questions about artworks. Win prizes for right answers!

For more information on the 6th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, please contact Oppenheimer Park at 604 253 8830 or

The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show began in 2008 in anticipation of the changes, challenges and loss in a pre-Olympic city. It presented an opportunity to recognize the existing neighbourhood, and its residents and members who play important and active roles in creating community by drawing on their history despite challenges and struggles. Oppenheimer Park is “one of the few green spaces in the area and one of the oldest surviving parks in the heart of the city”. It is often referred to as “the Backyard of the Downtown Eastside” and is also one of the few inclusive spaces left for people who are homeless, or living without adequate and safe housing. The Park hosts many programs, festivals and special events, and is the busiest park, per capita in the city. Oppenheimer Park is located in the DEOD (Downtown Eastside Oppenheimer District).  The DEOD remains a resolute community of people upholding a vision of the Park as a place for art, education, recreation, health and healing.

Gallery Gachet, City of Vancouver Great Beginnings Program, Carnegie Community Centre, Heart of the City Festival, Hemlock Printers, Hilary Morris Studios, Opus Art Supplies, UBC Learning Exchange, Powell Street Festival Society