When Target stores across Canada closed last spring, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s ReStores in both Courtenay and Campbell River were privileged to receive a large donation of store fixtures. There was enough shelving to facilitate a complete redesign of the interiors of both of our ReStores. We have spent the last couple of months utilizing a large volunteer labour force to retrofit the shelving and redesign our showrooms. By the end of summer, the interior renovations will be complete.
To add the finishing touch to the ReStore renovation, Habitat is putting out a call to artists from North Vancouver Island to participate in the creation of a colourful shelving unit header panel that would interpret what building community looks like to them.
Each section of shelving has a 10.5-inch by a 4-foot wooden panel that is designed to be hung horizontally across the top. They look fabulous, but the challenge is that they are immediately recognizable as being from Target. We intend to rebrand the panels, to make them unique and to celebrate Habitat’s mission of ‘Building Homes. Building Hope’ by engaging the local art community.
North Island artists are invited to volunteer to put their personal and visual interpretation on one or more of the 70+ panels, as part of our ‘ReBrand Hope in the ReStore’ project.
Any artistic medium may be used. Panels are ‘primed’ with white paint.
- The theme is: ‘what building community means to me’
- The panels need to be completed and returned to the ReStore by October 31, 2015.
Artists interested in painting panels are invited to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the ReStore nearest them at their earliest convenience.
Campbell River: Lorraine Holden
250-830-1493 Ext. 224
Comox Valley: Terri Perrin
250-334-3777 Ext. 224