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The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show The World As We Create It

Meet the Artists

Gachet's Bookshelf

Workshops and Events

October Schedule

We invite you to join
WePress Open Studio
Mondays 2–4pm
Everyone Welcome

Oct 3
Meet the Artists           6-8pm

Oct 7

WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Oct 14
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Oct 15
Volunteer Orientation     3pm

Oct 19
Gachet's Bookshelf  
Launch                        7-9pm

Oct 21
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Oct 22-26
Gachet's Bookshelf     12-6pm

Oct 26
Last Day of Exhibition
12th Annual Oppenheimer
Park Community Art Show |
The World as We Create It

Oct 28
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm


Accessibility Info

Front door - 32" width

No steps
Door - 35" width

Toilet clearance:

8'' left side

29'' front

Support bars on left and behind toilet

Our full accessibility audit is available here.

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space.
For info on how to support people with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit this resource put together by Peggy Munson.

Volunteer Membership Program

Our program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills.

Our next Volunteer Orientation | Tuesday, October 15th at 3pm

Contact: 604-687-2468 or or check out

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The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

The World As We Create It

Until October 26, 2019, Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet are pleased to present The World As We Create It. Exploring the theme of humans and the natural world, the exhibition showcases artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community, including paintings, drawings, print, sculpture, mosaic and mixed media works.

Oppenheimer Park has a rich and colourful history as a place of recreation, celebration, activism, resistance, culture, healing, community and belonging. It is also one of few green spaces in the Downtown Eastside and one of the oldest surviving parks in the city. This year’s exhibition reflects on our interactions with history, nature, place and space and how these narratives inform our worlds as we create them today. More than thirty artists’ diverse and nuanced interpretations will be featured in the show.

Many artworks is available for sale. Proceeds from all sales will directly benefit the artists.


For more information on exhibitions and all public programs at Gallery Gachet contact the Programming Manager at 604-687-2468, or visit

For more information on the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, please contact Oppenheimer Park at 604-253-8830 or 


The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show began in 2008 in anticipation of the changes, challenges and loss in a pre-Olympic city. It presented an opportunity to recognize the existing neighbourhood and its residents who play important roles in creating community by drawing on their history despite challenges and struggles. Oppenheimer Park is often referred to as the “backyard” of the Downtown Eastside and is also one of the few inclusive spaces left for people who are homeless or living without adequate and safe housing. The Park hosts many programs, festivals and special events, celebrating the leadership of a resolute community who uphold a vision of the Park as a place for art, education, recreation, health, community and healing.

Oppenheimer Park is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Oppenheimer Park would like to give a special thanks to our funders, sponsors and partners.


Meet the Artists: “Can we create the world?”

October 3, 6-8pm | Gallery Gachet, 9 W Hastings St

Join artists of the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show
The World as We Create It
Facilitated by exhibition curator Rudolf Penner, artists will discuss their practices and specific works and themes in the exhibition,
asking “Can we create the world?” Everyone welcome. Snacks provided.

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show | The World As We Create It continues until October 26.
We acknowledge with gratitude that this event takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations.
Please contact for more information or accessibility needs.

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Launch: Saturday, October 19,  7pm–9pm

October 22 - 26,  12pm–6pm | 
Gallery Gachet Foyer | 9 W Hastings

Stop by the foyer of Gallery Gachet for the launch of Gachet’s Bookshelf. Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry, and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art, and creativity. During Vancouver Art Book Week, the zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations, and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive. Meanwhile in the main gallery, don’t miss the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show.

Workshops with Lookout Society

As part of our partnership with the Lookout Society, Gallery Gachet is enjoying hosting regular workshops with residents at First Place Residence.


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