Each year, artists transform bentwood boxes into unique pieces of art, and then those pieces are put up for auction for Lattimer Gallery‘s annual fundraiser in support of Vancouver’s Urban Native Youth Association.
A decade running, the “charity boxes” auction has given a yearly boost to UNYA’s 21 prevention-focused programs and services for Native youth.
Remarkably, the talented participating artists have donated all of their work, and the work of building the boxes themselves–done by Métis/Cree artist James Michels–was also donated to the auction.
Taking place from now through December 2, viewers of the collection online will see the current bids in the silent auction; bids are made in increments of $100, and can be placed by e-mail, phone, or in person at Lattimer Gallery.
Lattimer Gallery has been promoting contemporary Northwest Coast art in Vancouver since its founding in 1986. The gallery operates two locations; one in Vancouver at 1590 West 2nd Avenue, and a second outpost at Vancouver International Airport (International Terminal – Level 3 Departures).
Take a look at the incredible boxes that are in the 2017 auction: