Capetownape (New Art at Bandidas)

The Earth Day fundraiser was a huge success, and we adored having some colourful East Van student art on our walls for a few weeks. As is usual at the time of the art swap, the restaurant has undergone a bit of a transformation with the hanging of Daniel G. Poggenpoel’s (aka Capetownape) work.

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Student Art Show for Earth Day

We’ve launched a student art show alongside our fundraiser for RAVEN Trust’s Pull Together campaign. The works comes from three East Van classrooms whom we connected with after our Fireweed fundraiser and art show on Inauguration Day. The classes visited Bandidas to study art and its role in democracy, and returned to the classrooms to create their own works of response to the election results.

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$4000 Raised on Inauguration Day

As many of you know, we held a fundraiser at Bandidas on January 20th, Inauguration Day. The fundraiser was sparked by the recent election of Donald Trump, and the clear message that emerged from that devastation: beliefs are insignificant if not paired with tangible, meaningful, and transformative actions. When we woke up on November 9th, we knew that as a society we had work to do.

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Dana VanVeller
Fireweed Art Show

Over 30 artists have submitted pieces that respond to the U.S. election results, for this show, which launched Inauguration Day. We've dubbed this art show "fireweed" as a commitment to focusing in renewal, regrowth, and rebuilding in the midst of despair. 

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Dana VanVeller