into beautiful summer sun hats and beach bags. The sun hats were all fully lined and reversible, meaning you would get two hats for the price of one. The beach bags were all fully lined as well, with numerous pockets, and some closing with full length zippers. You can read more on our Hats & Bags page.


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The hand painted rain umbrella project for women in Vancouver, Canada

Our third art project has the rainy Vancouver winter in mind. Yes, super cool hand painted umbrellas. How fun is that!  We will start soon.

The first art project was to hand paint silk scarves for the approx. 100 breast cancer survivors who attended the Nite of Hope foundation gala dinner held in Vancouver on April 16th, 2015.  You can read more on our Silk Scarf Project page.

This project was made possible by generous financial gifts from contributors  locally and around the world. Thank you! Thank you!


what we do

THE first art project

The Silk Scarf Art Project of handpainted silk scarves for Nite of Hope breast cancer fundraiser.

Turning something ordinary into ...... something extraordinary!

The Vancouver Applied Arts Center provides art related employment opportunities for women in Vancouver.​ ​The focus of this art center is on applied arts as its direction where we take something ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary.

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for Women in Vancouver

The second art project was to take old, used denim jeans and other orphaned clothing, and turn all the good parts

THE THIRD art project

THE SECOND art project

The Hats & Bags art project made from repurposed denim jeans