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Daruma Arts & Crafts Activities at the Park

Location: Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell St

No Registration Required

Dates: July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

The 45th Powell Street Festival is launching our Daruma Community Art Installation Campaign. Starting now, we’re collecting folded origami daruma, and we ask that YOU join in to help us! ⁠

⁠Contribute by folding daruma with any paper you have on hand. Your daruma will be made into a community art installation symbolizing well wishes to the historical Japanese Paueru Gai neighborhood.  

On July 5, 12, 19 and 26th, craft stations will also be set up at Oppenheimer Park for you to participate in the fun!⁠ Not only will folding origami daruma be a great activity to do with friends and family, but you could also win some exciting Powell Street Festival prizes! For every 25 origami daruma you send us, you will receive one entry into a raffle for PSF merchandise bundles and a gift certificate for one Continuing Studies course at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Every 100 daruma will earn you 10 whole entries! ⁠The prize draw will be Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 5:15 pm during the Zoom check-in. 

Visit our website to find out where to send your daruma and what to include, and check out our Instagram @powellstfest for instructions on folding your own daruma! 

The campaign is co-hosted by Powell Street festival and WePress, materials will be provided. 

What is the Daruma Community Art Installation? We will build a community art installation through the Festival season to be completed over the Festival weekend. The installation will be made of thousands of daruma origami – collected from Powell Street Festival supporters like you! – and will symbolize well-wishes and good will from the community to the Paueru Gai neighbourhood.

How can you participate? Simply fold daruma with whatever paper you have. Share in well-wishing by folding daruma with your friends and family.

Take a photo with your daruma and tag us on Instagram @powellstfest and #powellstfest to spread good will to our Powell Street Festival community! 

Our final ask is that you send your daruma to us so that we can incorporate them into our Daruma Community Art Installation! Address is below. You can also drop them off at the Festival Depot in the Paueru Gai neighbourhood throughout the festival weekend, July 31st – August 1st.

Contribute your daruma origami to be entered in a raffle prize for Powell Street Festival goods! 

  • 25 daruma = 1 raffle entry! 
  • 100 daruma = 10 raffle entries! 

And… the Top Prize will be given to the individual who contributes the most daruma! 

Please send to:

#410-111 W. Hastings St.,

Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

How to Fold Daruma Origami / 折り

Check out the folding instructions! 

Video credit: kamikey / 創作 : カミキ




集められた折り紙だるま25枚毎に、エミリーカー芸術大学の生涯スタディコースのギフト券だけではなく、パウエル祭商品パックの抽選にも1回エントリー出来ます。だるま100個毎に10回エントリー出来ます! ⁠抽選は、2021年8月1日㈰の午後5時15分、ズームチェックイン時に行われます。 

私たちのウェブサイトにアクセスして、だるまの送付先と必要事項を確認し、Instagram @powellstfestでだるまの折り方を参考にしてください! 

パウエル祭及び WePressがこのキャンペーンを共催しており、折り紙の材料は用意されます。 




パウエル祭のコミュニティに善意を広めるため、だるまと一緒に写真を撮り、Instagram @ powellstreetfest#powellstfestのタグを付けて投稿してください最後のお願いは、私たちがだるまコミュニティアート・インスタレーションに組み込むことができるように、折っただるまたちを我々に送ってください。





Event Status

Program Type

On Location Live

Program Categories

Workshop​, Participatory Activity​




Wheelchair accessible

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