Join us on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30 – 9:30 pm to hear renowned Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob speak about his life and work, and enjoy a feast of local seafood and wines. This event will also feature a silent auction including exciting artworks, jewelry, travel and experience packages and much more!

All funds raised will support YVR Art Foundation and our grant and awards programs for BC and Yukon Indigenous artists.

To purchase tickets for and for more event information visit the link below.

Purchase tickets to “An Evening with Dempsey Bob”

Featured photo by Angelo Cavagnaro

Event photography by Kim Bellevance


Thank you for joining us for An Evening with Dempsey Bob at the stunning Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University of Art and Design! We hope you enjoyed the programming, the delicious food and drink, and the chance to visit with friends, artists, and supporters of the YVR Art Foundation. Many, many congratulations to the night’s successful silent auction bidders!

Together, we raised over $27,000 towards essential programs for BC and Yukon First Nations artists! Your participation and financial support directly support the vitality and sustainability of First Nations art for artists, their communities, and the people of BC and the Yukon.

You make the programs of the YVR Art Foundation possible. We are so very grateful for your contributions at the event and throughout the year. 

Thank you again for your generosity of time and spirit, and I look forward to connecting with you again soon.

Elisabeth Kyle

Executive Director

We extend our deepest thanks to our An Evening with Dempsey Bob Sponsor:

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada


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