This is the 15th year of Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Boxes event. What started out as a spontaneous idea to sell a few boxes for donated funds back in 2006, has turned into a major fundraising event that has raised over $630,000.00 for local Indigenous organizations.
Our annual event begins with Métis/Cree artist James Michels creating the blank steam-bent boxes, then various Indigenous artists contribute their creativity, and then Lattimer Gallery donates the promotion and venue for the event.
Ten years ago, we were pleased to announce a partnership with the Urban Native Youth Association, a Vancouver organization which has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to youth since 1988.
We now assign 100% of all donations from our charity auctions to @unyayouth. Last year, we raised $79,503.19 CAD and every penny went to UNYA.
Between November 20 and December 4 you will have the chance to bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces via phone, email, or in person.
Pictured is this year’s box by artist Terry Horne