Fans of For the Love of Art in South Delta, a popular annual November art show held at Harris Barn in Ladner, will be delighted to discover 10 of their favourite local artists exhibiting at this month's Art Walk on Vancouver's west side.
Participating South Delta artists 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 venues throughout the art walk, including Knox Church, Aberthau Mansion, and Granville Island. Visit www.artistsinourmidst.com to learn more and download an event map.
Discover more than 80 artists at their 30th annual event, Vancouver’s original open studio tour & sale. This year's event kicks off with a two-day Preview Exhibition & Sale May 18 to 19 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown, open daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There is an evening reception with artists 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 have donated small 6 by 6 inch originals priced at $50 each for the Art for All wall with proceeds towards supplies for Coast Mental Health’s art programs.
The community is then invited to fill their weekend with art at the Open Studio Tour & Sale May 28 to 29, open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From internationally recognized 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 throughout artist hubs in the community from Point Grey to Main Street, and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue.
Rankin, who also organizes the For the Love of Art in South Delta show notes, “I was offered an opportunity to participate at Aberthau, one of the neighbourhood hubs. Joining other artists at this beautiful venue offers a broader audience for my art which really appeals to me.”
Nay added that the Art Walk allows visitors to engage in a conversation with the artist, to learn about their art process or approach, and to hear the story behind a piece.