Art for Impact

Art for Impact

December 01, 2012 17:19 ET

Art for Impact's Ou(x)po Explores the Creative Possibilities of Constraint - and Raises Funds for a Great Cause

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2012) - If you have ever marvelled or wondered at how art can be creative within constraints, then you will want to attend Art for Impact's next show, Ou(x)po, on December 8 at 7:30 at the Russian Hall in Vancouver, to explore the creativity possible in art.

Ou(x)po is a night of exploring the creative possibilities of constraint, with nearly fifty diverse and volunteer artists and with all proceeds going to support Instruments of Change, an organization that engages in innovative musical programming, including the Women Rock! program that operates in the BC women's prison system.

"It's an interdisciplinary art affair, a dynamic and action-packed evening, and an evening celebrating the power of art for social change," said Natalie Gan, vice-president of Art for Impact. "We're bringing together a huge list of volunteer artists who are performing their pieces that engage with our theme of constraint, and we're donating all of the proceeds to Instruments of Change."

With more than 20 art pieces to be featured during the evening, taking place together in the quirky and fun atmosphere of the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver), the Ou(x)po evening promises to be an exciting evening of dance, theatre, music, film, visual art, and more. An after-party will close the night, with headliners Miss You in Tuques taking the stage at 10pm.

"The most impressive part of any Art for Impact show is how we manage to bring together so many volunteer artists, the community at large, and a great cause," says Gan, "and we're pleased to be supporting Instruments of Change with this show."

Art for Impact's Ou(x)po is the group's ninth show, and the pre-show starts at 7:30pm on December 8 at the Russian Hall in Vancouver. A limited number of advance tickets are available at $15, and general admission is $20. For more details, visit

Art for Impact is a grassroots arts-based nonprofit that celebrates the power of art for social change. Art for Impact has worked with hundreds of volunteer artists and has raised nearly ten thousand dollars for beneficiaries around the world.

Instruments of Change, Art for Impact's beneficiary organization for Ou(x)po, is a nonprofit organization that uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives. The Women Rock! program is run in BC prisons, facilitating music access and training to women.

Complementary tickets are available for media reviewers, and press-quality photos of Art for Impact performances and events are available for publication. Media are kindly asked to contact Art for Impact to arrange for complementary tickets in advance of the show.

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