Alternative Creations Studio, located in East Vancouver, is a collective that supports artists with developmental disabilities. Their studio provides the opportunity for artists to hone their skills, working both figuratively and abstractly and sometimes the space in between.
Since 2013, their focus has been to enrich the lives of artists, their families, and the broader community. They pride themselves on collaborating in like-minded initiatives, sharing studio space, and connecting with the wider public by hosting community workshops and other events.
They have exhibited locally and abroad at various venues and events. This includes installations for charitable events such as Bright Nights in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, posAbilities’ Inclusion Art Show, and as part of Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl. They have also shown in Auvillar, France as part of a collaborative show put on by Art Outside Ourselves entitled De L’enveloppe à la Silhouette.
Through art, they create space for an inclusive community. Here is a glimpse of the work they do:
Building a Community Through Art