sure we can WELCOMES ART FROM Local Artists AND STUDENTS TO MAINTAIN OUR CENTER AS A VIBRANT COMMUNITY SPACE
Sure We Can is the home to murals and designs developed by local artists. Most of our artwork uses recycled and reclaimed material, and highlights topics of social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
In the spring and summer of 2016, graduate student Silvia Xavier held two “Pimpex” events, where local artists worked with canners to paint their carts to promote visibility and safety for the canners.
We regularly partner with Dzieci Theatre Group, an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre. Dzieci has performed “A Passion” during Easter time and “Fools Mass” during Christmas at Sure We Can.
We also collect crashed cans for the artist Paul Villinski, which he uses to create amazing pieces of art. The philosophy behind his art is expressed in this quote from him: "I try to practice a 'simple alchemy', attempting to give these cast-off, 'worthless' objects surprising new identities, to infuse their stories with new layers of meaning.