At Lattimer Gallery, the past seven holiday seasons have begun with an exciting Charity Bentwood Box Silent Auction, with each year’s donations surpassing the last. What begins as a blank cedar bentwood box is transformed into a beautiful work of art, all in the name of charity. Three years ago, we were pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the Urban Native Youth Association, a Vancouver organization which has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to Native youth since 1988. Last year, we decided to assign 100% of all donations from our charity auctions to UNYA for the foreseeable future. Last year was by far our most successful year to date, with $38,909 being raised for UNYA. As of 2013, we have raised over $100,000 for Aboriginal organizations through this one event and we hope that our customers and matching partners will continue to help support this worthy cause.
Between November 22nd and December 6th you will have the chance to bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces via phone, email, or in person. The boxes can be viewed on our website with their current accompanying bids. Participating artists include Reg Davidson (Haida), Phil Gray (Tsimshian/Cree), Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk), Shawn Hunt (Heiltsuk), Corrine Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit), James Michels (Métis/Cree), Steve Smith (Kwakwaka’wakw), and Clint Work (Kwakwaka’wakw), among others.
|Sneak Peek of the 2014 Charity Boxes|
We invite you to take part in our exciting charity event this holiday season. Please join us for a reception concluding the final evening of bidding, December 6th, from 5pm to 8pm. The boxes will be on display and participating artists for our annual charity event will be in attendance. In addition, we will donate 10% of sales made on December 6th to UNYA.