Dirty Pop Art Event & Fundraiser | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Box Studios

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Esther Frid holds "El Atardecer de la Vida," a book she wrote about the stories of seven senior Latin American women living in Canada

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Good art is always hard to come across, but lately, Vancouver’s really shown itself to be home to some amazingly creative and talented artists. As proof, look no further then the upcoming Dirty Pop event/fundraiser this Saturday, August 21st, held at Box Studios and The Franklin Room in East Vancouver.

Dirty Pop will be showcasing and auctioning off the work of local artists, with some music provided by DJ Nutty Bear Paws and Live Acoustics with Chris Casillan. As part of the event, nine artists at Dirty Pop have each been given a canvas and asked to work their creativity. These nine pieces will be auctioned off with proceeds going to The Intermediate Remedial Program in the Strathcona Area of East Vancouver, which helps youth aged 8-13 who suffer from neglect and abuse. Their goal is to start an art-based therapy workshop for these youths, working with different art mediums, but with the objective of giving them all hope.

Doors will open at 9pm at both Box Studios (1622 Franklin Street) and The Franklin Room (1612 Franklin Street) on August 21st, with free admission before 10pm and only $8 any time after. Check out Dirty Pop’s full list of confirmed artists who will be showing work, and preview the nine pieces of art that will be auctioned off at the event.

Go out and have some fun, support The Intermediate Remedial Program, and take in a bit of Vancouver art. You can RSVP to the event on the Facebook page.

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