This past Thursday, the Vancouver community came together at the Roundhouse Community Centre for a night dedicated to local art and global activism. The evening was filled with delectable finger food, insightful conversation, some pretty rad t-shirt designs – and all for one common cause.
SubmiT was created by the Lab’s very own Lacey Norton. The idea was to bring together the power of local artistic expression to raise awareness around Imagine1Day. The cause, founded by Lululemon founder, Chip Wilson and wife, Shannon, was established with a mission to create a self-sustaining education system in Ethiopia by 2030. Since 2010, the annual event has provided a platform to share some of Vancouver’s hidden talents with the local community and spark conversations around art and education.
The candlelit room and DJ spinning a cool, eclectic mix set the tone for an inspiring night. The walls of the space were lined with the work of some brilliant local talent including Marc Johns, Zoe Pawlak, Danielle Krysa and Jon Shaw, to name a few. Each artist created one piece for the evening, with 100% of all proceeds going to Imagine1Day and its efforts in Ethiopia. Many of the artists chatted with event goers throughout the night about their inspiration and creative processes.
Reflecting on the night with my exclusiveZoe Pawlak t-shirt in-hand, I left the event with a renewed sense of appreciation for local art, and newfound awareness of an extremely important cause. Sub
miT made for a truly special evening, and we are all undoubtedly excited for what next year’s event has in store!