ARTISTS FOR KIDS was established in 1989 through a generous partnership among some of Canada's finest artists and the North Vancouver School District. Its mission, through the sale of original prints created by its artist patrons, is to build an art education legacy for the children of British Columbia. The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is home to a stunning collection of work created by its patrons. Artists For Kids provides a variety of art enrichment program opportunities for thousands of students of all ages each year including the popular Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Art.
The primary objectives of Artists For Kids are to:
Provide a variety of Fine Arts enrichment opportunities for learners in North Vancouver
Provide scholarships to graduating students from North Vancouver Schools
Acquire a permanent collection of contemporary art created by premiere Canadian artists
Raise funds for the Artists For Kids school and community programs