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Former homeless, developmentally disabled artists to showcase their work in downtown core

Centerpoint Facilitation is hosting a unique art showcase for their previously unhoused, and developmentally disabled clients.

From April 22nd to May 15th, Grande Prairie residents are invited to participate in Centerpoint’s first annual Art Exhibition Tour, where downtown businesses will feature 25 framed pieces of art from five different Centerpoint clients available for sale with 100 per cent of proceeds going towards the artist.

Centerpoint features two branches, with the first supporting homeless initiatives, and the second supporting developmentally disabled clients called the “Just Enough Support Program.” Program facilitator Cindy Trepanier says the exhibition comes as an awareness campaign for both the facility’s clients and Grande Prairie residents alike.

“We put it out to the people that we support and asked- hey is anybody wanting to display your art in the downtown core? Just to bring awareness to the population we provide support to,” she says. “This is the first time we’ve ever done it so we’ve tried hard to make sure everything is very organized and put together.”

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The showcase ends on May 16th with a special Art Gala to raise awareness at the Grant Berg Gallery in Grande Prairie.

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