Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, on the stolen, sacred, and ancestral homelands of the xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Through artistic means, we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and social marginalisation in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice. The organisation’s cultural services have grown from the operation of a small, basement studio in downtown Granville South, offering one exhibition a year in 1993, to coordinating approximately 1500 square feet of public-access arts space with up to 12 exhibitions each year, in addition to residencies, workshops, artist talks, symposia, special projects and other events. Our exhibition schedule features a range of contemporary and experimental artwork in all media in addition to community arts programming. This balance allows us to involve our community of developing artists and professionals alike in collaboration and dialogue, in the interest of challenging each other to new ways of seeing. Collective Members are the governing body of Gallery Gachet, guiding management and programming while building professional art skills and capacity. This structure grows out of our central mandate as a space for the interplay of art and healing, which our empowerment model builds upon.