Discover over 80 artists at their 30th annual event, the original Vancouver Open Studio Tour and Sale.
Fans of For the Love of Art in South Delta, a popular annual November art exhibition held at Harris Barn in Ladner, will be delighted to see 10 of their favorite local artists exhibiting at this month’s Art Walk- here on the west side of Vancouver.
Participating artists from South Delta include Gary Nay, Nancy Dean, Jodie Blaney, Kathy Swift, Jan Rankin, Donelle Clarke, Myriam Laberge, Leah Terpsma, Ailsa Brown and Robin Jenkins. These Delta artists will be exhibiting at pop-up artist locations along the art walk, including Knox Church, Aberthau Mansion, and Granville Island. Visit www.artistsinourmidst.com to learn more and download an event map.
Discover over 80 artists at their 30th annual event, the original Vancouver Open Studio Tour and Sale. This year’s event kicks off with a two-day show and sale May 18-19 at the Roundhouse Community Center in Yaletown, open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There is an evening reception with artists on May 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the public can learn about the artists and their art and plan their weekend art walk.
Many artists donated small 6-inch by 6-inch originals priced at $50 each for the Art for All Wall, with proceeds going towards supplies for Coast Mental Health’s art programs.
The community is then invited to fill their weekend with art during the Open Studio Tour & Sale on May 28 and 29, open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From internationally acclaimed artists to some of the city’s newest emerging talent, this free event is an opportunity to explore and engage with artists in their individual studios and at community artist centers from Point Gray to Main Street, and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue. .
Rankin, who also organizes the show For the Love of Art in South Delta, notes, “I was offered the opportunity to participate in Aberthau, one of the centers in the neighborhood. Joining other artists in this beautiful venue provides a wider audience for my art, which really appeals to me.
Nay added that the Art Walk allows visitors to engage in conversation with the artist, learn about their artistic process or approach, and hear the story behind a work.