CAFKA.18 aims to reach more people than ever before!

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Thank you for being a part of our CAFKA community. You are awesome! Together, we are a group of curious and passionate people who love bringing contemporary art to our public spaces. Thank you for making it happen!

You’re hearing from us today because CAFKA.18 is right around the corner and we want YOU to be part of the action. As you know, CAFKA is an artist-run organization and our artists and volunteers are fired up about the upcoming biennial. Our theme for #CAFKA18 is RECOGNIZE EVERYONE and we can’t wait for you to see it all!

Your neighbourhood and city streets will soon be animated with, inspiring and conversation-starting public art, including an amphitheatre built from 500 thrift store and donated speakers, a new downtown mural that you can walk in (yes, you read that right), a fire burning 24-7 from the June 21 solstice to the June 28 full moon, inflatables, oddities, rarities, installations and other beautiful and challenging pieces.

Right now, we are asking all our friends and fellow public art lovers like you to make a donation—of any amount you choose—to become a CAFKA donor. We urgently need your help to raise just a bit more money to bring these amazing projects to life and make the experience for our visiting artists the best it can possibly be.

And! As a CAFKA donor, you’ll hear first about our events including our notoriously epic Artist Party, multi-lingual tours, pub and pub coffee crawls, family workshops and other ways for you to explore #CAFKA18.

Please take a moment and read more about the show and about how you can help right now!

Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm for CAFKA. We can’t wait to see you on the streets this June!

With gratitude,

Jen Love,

Vice Chair, CAFKA Board of Directors


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CAFKA.18 is coming to your neighbourhood and our city streets this June. Our theme this year is Recognize Everyone and, as you’ll see, our artists and curators are interpreting and expressing this theme in a variety of inspiring and challenging ways.

And for our caring and passionate citizens who love public art and CAFKA, Recognize Everyone is also a way to say that we want to see you, REALLY SEE YOU. We want CAFKA.18 to ignite conversations, start friendships, create experiences where we all fall in love a little bit with each other, and with our city.

Will you please join us and make a membership gift to CAFKA? Your action today can help make our public spaces come alive with contemporary art. 

Here’s exactly what your gift can make possible:

Your gift of $25 funds an artist’s materials (lumber, fasteners, paint, brushes, ropes, etc.)

Your gift of $50 provides transportation and a warm welcome for a visiting artist

Your gift of $100 funds materials and programs to inspire creative minds in a school program

Your gift of $250 presents a free artist’s talk to the public

Your gift of $500 funds an artist’s equipment rentals (lighting, scaffolding, trucks, projection equipment, tools, etc.)

Your gift of $1000 provides all artist and construction materials for one art installation

You can sponsor an entire project for $6,000 -- and you can also find our here about more wild and wonderful perks of sponsorship!

Every single gift is cherished, and makes you a CAFKA member. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

As a CAFKA member, you’ll hear first about amazing events including our Artist’s Party!

You can find out the latest lineup of confirmed artists and projects on our website, on FacebookTwitter and at Please, make your membership gift and join the conversation!

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Make a tax deductible donation to CAFKA now through CanadaHelps. OR, if you prefer to donate by cheque, you can mail your donation to the CAFKA office address below. A tax receipt will be sent to you by mail.

CAFKA is a member-run organization. All donors of $25 are consider Members in good standing (for one calendar year). Members participate on committees and select the Board of Directors at our annual general meeting.



Contact us if you would like to become a sponsor by donating goods and services or financially supporting CAFKA’s activities and events. For more information about sponsoring CAFKA, please visit our SPONSORSHIP page.



CAFKA volunteers support our special events, work with exhibiting artists to install projects, help produce CAFKA TV video, assist in marketing and promotion, programming, education, and hospitality. If you would like to become a CAFKA volunteer, please complete our our on-line volunteer application form.


CAFKA gratefully acknowledges its supporters






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Project Sponsors

Rex Lingwood & Wendy Mitchinson

The Schwartz Family

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Brian Hawthornthwaite, Dan McCormick

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Art Stars

Gerhard & Hilda Pries

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Ron Harder, Trent Bauman, Anthony Salomone, Tara Cooper




David Critch, Gary Foster, Jennifer Hurley, David Jensenius, Betty Anne Keller, Victoria Kent, Helen Lavigne, Marcel O'Gorman, Suzanne Seah, Caroline Simpson, Gordon Hatt, Victoria Kent, Dean Hughes, 



Fran Barnett, Kate Dalgleish, Stewart Lindsay, Amy Ross, Bruce Taylor, Jennifer Vasic, Colin Ellard, Roberta Grosland, Fran Barnett, Kate   Dalgleish, Jennifer Vasic, Melissa Bowman, Breana Walker


Art Lovers

Paulina Cisneros Colin, Cherie Fawcett, Aaron Francis, Ted Gibbons, Matthew Reynolds, Jenna van Klaveren, Lauren Weinberg, Laura Moza Ohashi, Aaron Francis, Paulina Cisneros Colin, Ted Gibbons, Jenna van Klaveren, Jacqueline Terry, Kate Swift