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October 26, 2022By Anabella Alfonzo

Last month, our Founder, Anabella Alfonzo, had the honour of moderating a panel discussion on Art & Community Connection. The visual summary below captures some of the projects and initiatives shared by the panelists – showing how brands, institutions, community organizations, and city makers are working with art to meaningfully:

This is a big part of what inspires us and motivates us here at Aartplace – to continue to create connections between people and places through art.

A huge THANK YOU to our incredible panelists who gave life to this: Andrea Curtis from Vancouver Mural Fest (VMF), Jon Stovell from Reliance Properties, Jessica Dizon from Herschel Supply Company, Pamela Saunders from Microsoft, and Ann Pollock from The Collective Agency Project – and to Brands For Better Foundation who made it possible.

Scroll down to watch the recording of this panel discussion.  

City Centre Artists Studios, shared by Andrea Curtis from VMF.

Transformation Mask by artist Shawn Hunt in collaboration with Microsoft Vancouver, shared by Pamela Saunders from Microsoft.

Bus-stop billboards by senior citizens, shared by Ann Pollock from The Collective Agency Project.

Art community events at Herschel Vancouver, shared by Jessica Dizon from Herschel Supply Company.

Alley Oop, shared by Jon Stovell from Reliance Properties.

Joyce Skytrain Station, shared by Anabella Alfonzo from Aartplace.

Brands Battle for Good 2022, Day 2. Scot Sustad and Mark Busse on stage.


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Enjoy the recording of this Panel Discussion here: