Recap: submiT Vancouver

Last week saw hundreds of art-savvy notables head down to Performance Works on a stunning summer night to attend the second annual submiT Vancouver event in support of imagine1day.

Through the purchase of T-shirts sporting unique, original designs donated by talented local artists, the events goal was to raise $20,000 in funding to grant Ethiopians access to quality education, free of foreign aid by 2030.

This classy affair had just the right edgy flare and flow to get the party started right. A quartet of classical musicians welcomed guests as they drifted in earlier in the evening, followed by some great DJ beats.

A back Tiki-style bar area offered plenty of libations to loosen people’s wallets with complimentary appetizers and pita wraps in constant rotation. Our favourite foodie discovery had to be the personalized cups overflowing with classic candy so we got our sugar high on.

Guests were encouraged to ‘donate’ what they could at various stations and roll-up their sleeves to get crafty at one of several drawing tables set up to help you unleash your inner artist.

Every 30 minutes, attention was called to center-stage where several more designer T-shirts were swiftly unwrapped and fully-revealed before being made available for purchase. It was a hard choice, but we found a few that have since been added to our wardrobe.

submiT Vancouver was a fantastic, laid-back event that found a truly unique way to bring together artists, party goers, advocates and philanthropists alike – all for one simple goal: awareness and action.

And in the Notable books, we think that is just plain awesome.

Check out our gallery from the night here.