Broadway East Art Walk
Free, family-friendly event revitalizes Mount Pleasant neighbourhood by connecting art with local businesses
The Broadway East Art Walk kicked off on Saturday June 8 2013 and VANDOCUMENT’s photographer Sheng Ho was there to capture it’s story.
The initiative of the a group of passionate, community minded individuals in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, “this event is meant to offer a taste of the larger Art Walk that is being planned for Saturday, September 28th that hopes to include a variety of businesses along the Broadway stretch from Prince Edward to Prince Albert. The overall goal is to invigorate and identify Broadway East as an art destination while showcasing unique businesses and emerging artists in the area.” (from the official Press Release)
Edwin Guerra, one of the dedicated organizers, says “Our group emerged as a result of the community discussions about revitalizing Broadway East. We are looking to bring art to unexpected places,” which means that non-traditional locations such as a butchers and a cake house are used as venues(!).
This brings people who might not have known about those businesses into these establishments, and for those who might not normally check out art, it gives them an opportunity to while they go about their shopping!
The Art Walk, like many art events in Vancouver, is entirely free.
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