Formerly homeless showcase art at Victoria art supplies shop

Pacifica Housing clients offer glimpse into their soul

Artwork by tenants of Pacifica Housing’s four supported complexes will be displayed at Island Blue Art Store throughout May.

Pacifica’s clients face many barriers to renting apartments in the private market, including mental health issues and addictions. Many have been homeless for a long time.

“I’m nervous about showing my work because it’s part of my life,” said David Small, whose art will be displayed. “It depicts how I am dealing with my recovery and meditation in finding that solace within me.”

An after-hours exhibition and sale takes place May 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the store, located at the corner of Fort and Vancouver streets.  Tickets are $10 and proceeds support Pacifica’s art program.

For information or to book tickets, call 250-385-2131 ext 103.

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