A SILENT AUCTION OFFERING THAT'S ACTUALLY TALKED ABOUT
We offer much more than a pair of shoes; we offer an art and sneaker experience. We've partnered with one of our artists, Kari Kristensen, to provide a silent auction package that's worth talking about.
There are three separate items that guests can bid on:
Item 1: Wood Laser Sneakers (Value $290)
All of our shoes come in both men's and women's sizes, so everybody can bid. The winner can take a pair of shoes the night of the event, then visit our gallery in Gastown at a later date if they'd like to exchange for a different size.
Item 2: Black Print Sneakers (Value $290)
Just like the offer above, but in a different colour.
Item 3: Kristensen Linocut Print and Printmaking Experience (Value $1,000+)
Instead of walking away with the art piece at the end of the evening, the winner will visit Kari's studio to see it being made! Here's a little taste of what that's like:
The display includes 26 pairs of shoes with boxes, along with the original linocut block and framed linocut print. It can all be adapted to sit on a table with only the 2 display pairs, rather than the full stack of 26 pairs.
All items will be packaged neatly for you. It works best if you pick the package up from our gallery (151 Cambie St) after 11am on the day of the event, then return the next morning after 11am. It only takes about 10 minutes to set up/take down the display.
CONTENT FOR BID SHEETS
Six Hundred Four is a premium sneaker brand that partners with Vancouver-based artists, turning their original art pieces into 604 pairs of limited edition sneakers. Their storefront (aka Sneaker Gallery) is located in Gastown next to the Steam Clock.
For this collection they partnered with printmaker Kari Kristensen. Her linocut printmaking is something to experience, as she carves dot by dot, line by line, to create a textured plate that's used to make limited edition prints. Her piece for Six Hundred Four, titled "I Shut My Eyes in Order to See, XIV", is inspired by The Lions twin mountain peaks in North Vancouver.
Bid Sheet 1: Wood Laser Sneakers (Value $290)
A premium laser-etched Italian leather sneaker, offered in both men's and women's sizes. Only 185 pairs were made. You'll be able to exchange your pair at the Six Hundred Four sneaker gallery located at 151 Cambie St.
Bid Sheet 2: Black Print Sneakers (Value $290)
Digitally printed Italian leather sneaker, offered in both men's and women's sizes. Only 106 pairs were made. You'll be able to exchange your pair at the Six Hundred Four sneaker gallery located at 106 Cambie St.
Bid Sheet 3: Kristensen Linocut Print and Printmaking Experience (Value $1,000+)
Not only will you receive a limited edition print, but you'll also be there when it's made. A time will be coordinated for you to visit Kari's studio where you'll witness your print being pulled off the press. The print is 27 x 22" (69 x 56 cm).
EMAIL US TO PARTNER UP
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, letting us know what your event is all about, and we'll see if it's a good match for us. Since we're based here in Vancouver BC, currently we are only looking to partner with events in the area.