Making is important. For many artists this is enough. Showing what you make is risky, time-consuming, expensive and difficult. Artists make from themselves, and exposing their inner-most ideas to the world can be scary. The gallery scene is fickle and discourages artists with its myriad of obstacles, usually with little reward. As an artist and a teacher, Lauren knows this trial first hand and wants to change the system, one gallery at a time. Neighbourhood Gallery believes in inclusiveness, acceptance and encouragement. It is a safe space for artists who may be new, or frustrated with a system that unrelentingly bruises an artist’s self-esteem. All are welcome!