The Vancouver Airport Art Foundation annually offers a number of scholarship and grant programs to support aboriginal artists in British Columbia, and now the Yukon.
To help support the programs, the YVRAF is holding a fundraising event focussed on an auction of drums which have been painted by notable First Nations artists. Among these are Luke Parnell, Latham Mack, Reggie Davidson, Sonny Assu, Dempsey Bob and others.
The finely-crafted drums were crafted for the artists by Brenda Crabtree, artist and Aboriginal Program Manager at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and artist Lawrence Lowe.
After October 15, bids for the drums can be made online. The bidding reaches a climax at a social event on November 3, 2015.
For more information, and images of the drums, see