[FIRST LOOK] #CommonProjects Artwork & Film Fundraiser Going Down This Weekend

[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

Filmmaker Carla Olson is getting together with artists Corrine Hunt for an artwork fundraiser for her upcoming film "Bona Fide" - an intimate story about the commodity of modern love. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the two-day event will be in Chinatown and since our shop is all full for the season, we asked to host it at our neighbour's place at 436 Columbia. (Yup, we're pretty lucky. When was the last time your neighbour let you host a party at their place?)

If Corrine Hunt sounds familiar that's because she's the celebrated and internationally recognized Komoyue and Tlingit First Nations artist based in Alert Bay, BC. She co-designed those Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals that glimmered in the spotlight a few years back. Hunt's commissioned pieces of original artwork prints and sterling silver jewelry will be available for purchase at the fundraiser.

Olson is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Film Program and has spent the last twenty years producing films in Vancouver, taking the role of writer, director, and producer on projects across all mediums. Olson and Hunt met in 2009 while filming the story of the Vancouver 2010 medals. Fast forward five years later and this collaboration highlights how community can be an invaluable part of the creative process.

The fundraiser is set for this Friday from 12-6PM and Saturday 10-6PM but since they have a wine sponsor on board we get the feeling that it'll go late on at least one of the nights (fingers crossed both). Join their Facebook event for all the updates and connect with them here.