Expanding our local artist presence at Car Free Day on Saturday June 18th
West End Art Jam : come jam with local musicians
Art on the Street : local artists showcase and sell their art
Denman Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday June 18th from noon to 6pm for local community to gather, meet and share. Car Free Day celebrates community in car-free spaces, join WE Arts for one or both of these local artist events.
Event : WE Arts at West End Car Free Day
Venue : Denman Street (closed from Georgia St to Davie St)
Date : Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Time : 12 noon to 6pm
Contact Art on the Street : Catherine at events@WEArts.ca
The Events : TWO WE Arts Events growing with additional community involvement:
West End Art Jam is in year three, music jam focused, inviting locals to join in and play. You’ll find us close to the high school at Barclay Street.
Art on the Street is a new presence grown from last year’s Car Free Day, our “Where’re You From Map” drew hundreds of folks who stuck their pin in the world map sharing their roots. Celebrating our creative global community, with limited to no venue spaces in the West End, this year we invite artists to share their artwork, dig it out from the closet, basement, under the bed, even take it off your wall for the day, share it with thousands of friends and neighbours at Art on the Street at West End Car Free Day. Located opposite the Denman Place Mall, close to Nelson Street.
We have 20 display panels (4’x6′) and six tables under tents. The tables are for sellers of art available for $15, and the display boards just $10 each. Sales are allowed, artists should be present to meet the public and make sales. For artists who’d like to be included in our “Collective Local Artist Instagram Style Collage”, you can submit pdfs of your work.
WE Arts will share the Vision for Arts & Culture in Vancouver’s West End (created last year), we will hold a 50/50 drawer to launch our fundraising campaign, and have the “Where’re You From Map” to spark discussion.
How to Join us Saturday June 18th noon to 6pm
Artists Table & Display Boards : apply with your contact info, phone, email, location and a pdf/photo of your work, to events@WEArts.ca ARTIST REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Submit for the Collective Local Artists Collage : one pdf with your name to john@WEArts.ca
Live Art Demos : we have space for a few live art demonstrations to events@WEArts.ca
Musicians : Art Jam contact Chris www.facebook.com/WestEndArtJam
Volunteers : please help set up and manage the space info@WEArts.ca
Community : neighbours, friends, family come on by, support the fun.
The Organization : WE Arts is the West End WE Arts Society connecting community with arts, our mission is to animate our street and West End venues with local arts. A grass roots volunteer organization seeing to raise funds, hire staff, and provide stable programming for the arts in Vancouver’s West End. WE Arts is advocating for artist spaces, our events to date include Pop-Up Gallery, New Weekly Art Market, Murals and workshops, with hopes for a West End Arts Festival and local arts centre by 2020.
Art on the Street Sponsor : thank you to our sponsor Denman Place Mall
West End Art Jam Sponsor : Thank you to Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants, we’ll also be at Cinema in the Park.
Car Free Day : Established in 2005 to nurture and grow car-free spaces in collaboration with local communities, Car Free Day now operates in FOUR key Vancouver neighbourhoods, each with their unique flavours, Commercial Dr (Sun 19), Main St (Sun 19), Kitsilano (Sat 18 & Sun 19) and the West End on Denman St (Sat 18). Each seeks a renewed community culture with reclaimed public spaces, shared local knowledge & resources, and better environmental policies.
Join in the fun on Denman St Saturday June 18th. noon to 6pm
Share the buzz as we connect community with arts