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Broadway East Art Walk

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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.

Broadway East Art Walk, June 8 2013

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)

Broadway East Art Walk, June 8 2013

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(!).

Broadway East Art Walk, June 8 2013

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!

Broadway East Art Walk, June 8 2013

The Art Walk, like many art events in Vancouver, is entirely free.

Keep in touch with Broadway East Art Walk through facebook and twitter

To find out more about VANDOCUMENT photographer Sheng Ho, visit his Flickr

Broadway East Art Walk, June 8 2013

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7 Responses to Broadway East Art Walk

  1. Tracy June 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for documenting this event. I was so glad I was able to attend. It’s so important to create community. By sharing art is one of the best ways to start conversations. Also it’s so great that the local business were kind enough to allow us to share in their spaces : )

    • Ash June 11, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Thank you so much Tracy, for commenting here, and for being a part of this event. Supporting local art, business and community are the principles that Vandocument is built on. We look forward to hearing from you on many more of our upcoming articles!

  2. Barbara aka CreatEveInVan June 11, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Great photos showcasing a great event! Will be sure to share it with our readers @

    • Ash June 11, 2013 at 2:14 am

      Thank you Barbara! We appreciate that you’ll be sharing!
      We’re interested in what I Live In East Van is doing – please give us a shout at – we’d love to open the conversation about supporting local creativity and building community. All the best from the Vandocument team

  3. Keir June 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

    This beautifully captures the day! Thanks!

    • Ash June 11, 2013 at 6:45 am

      Thank you Keir! We appreciate your kind comments and support!

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