Every six months, ROVE maps a route of Mount Pleasant art spaces to check out & connect with
ROVE is a Mount Pleasant art walk.
It happens not that often. Twice a year. Who thinks this should happen more often?
Is it free? Yes!
Is it guided?
No, it’s self guided! Grab a map, get it on your phone, and go!
Participating galleries have their doors open.
ROVE is a friendly push to encourage people to do what they should do every week in Vancouver: roam Vancouver’s small, independently run art galleries and artist run centres, as well as cafes like Kafka’s that regularly exhibit art.
At the most recent ROVE, VANDOC photographer Ollie Hansen visited these spaces:
James Black Gallery
James Black Gallery at ROVE. Photo by Ollie Hansen.
BAF Gallery at ROVE. Photo by Ollie Hansen.
Jay Senetchko’s studio
Jay Senetchko’s studio at ROVE. Photo by Ollie Hansen.
Gene Studios at ROVE. Photo by Ollie Hansen.
Wendy D’s studio
Wendy D’s studio at ROVE. Photo by Ollie Hansen.
The full list of participants in the May 2017 ROVE:
ROVE was founded in 2013 by Jamie Smith, who also runs THRIVE Studio, a space that supports female artists on their journeys to becoming artists, hosting professional development workshops throughout the year.
ROVE founder Jamie Smith. (photo from ROVE facebook)
“THRIVE is built on a foundation of community, a passion for learning and a commitment to support rather than compete.” We applaud Jamie for her work, to supporting women creatives, and commitment to building community in Vancouver’s arts!
The THRIVE Art Studio crew. (photo from ROVE facebook)
The next ROVE is September 29th 2017 – make note!
If you are an artist or gallery and want to be part of the next ROVE, contact them before Aug 1.