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About Our Auction
Firehall Arts Centre Online Auction: Support Provocative Performing Arts in a Historic Setting!
Without the arts – what is life? The Firehall Arts Centre needs your help to bring meaningful moments to stage.
Located in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances for art enthusiasts within the local Vancouver community.
The Firehall Arts Centre has been at the heart of arts and culture in the Downtown Eastside since the 1980’s. We continue to exist as a leader within the community, bringing together artists, innovators, and community members, to create some of the most original and cutting edge performing and visual arts in the city.
With a foundation of core values built around integrity, inclusion and access, the Firehall Arts Centre strives to create opportunities for First Nations, culturally diverse and gender diverse artists and to ensures audiences from all walks of life feel welcome to enjoy the arts. Your kind donation will help the Centre continue to foster an inclusive community.
Want to help us reach our goal? Donations are graciously accepted on our website, https://bit.ly/2JKP6xn or by giving us a call at 604-689-0691! All donations over $20.00 (other than the silent auction items) will receive a tax deductible receipt.
*Please note that all winning bids will be paid over the phone or in person with a Firehall Arts Centre Staff member. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit, Cash, and Cheque will all be accepted.
About Firehall Arts Centre
Located in a heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. Each year the Centre hosts over two hundred performances bringing audiences into the heart of the city to enjoy artistic works, view art works in the gallery and sip a beverage on the enclosed courtyard.
The building that is now home to the Firehall Arts Centre served as a fire hall – the first motorized fire hall in North America – until 1975. Minor renovations to turn the building into a theatre were undertaken at that time but it was not until February 25, 1982, that the building opened as the Firehall Theatre. Later the decision was taken to change the name to the Firehall Arts Centre to better reflect all of the different arts activities that are housed in the bustling centre and that we are today!
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