Attending open studio events like ROVE is one of the best ways to discover local artists that you may not have been able to find otherwise. It’s also a great feeling when purchasing a new piece directly from the artist, that all of the money you just spent will go directly towards supporting them.
Free for the public to attend as they wish, the next edition of ROVE is set for this Friday, May 27th from 6-10pm. Here we highlighted five spaces on the art walk that you definitely can’t miss out on.
Operating as a creative agency by day, Make’s flexible front space converts into a gallery space outside of office hours to showcase the work of emerging artists both locally and elsewhere.
Well known Vancouver based painters Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Graeme Berglund share this studio space and will be showcasing their latest work during ROVE.
Prepare to spend most of your time and a bit of your money here as Gene Studios is the name of the building that houses a bunch a smaller individual artist studios. Here you’ll being to see new work from artists such as, Rebecca Chaperon, Cameron McLellan, Jamie Smith, Tara Galuska, Donna Giraud, April Lacheur, Wasted Effort, Sunshine Frere, Roselina Hung, and Mira Song.
The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is a charitable organization that provides space to independent artists who are in search of studio space to work and gallery space to show. With a built in studio and residency program in place, this space always has something progressive and interesting on show.
Relatively new to the independent gallery scene in Vancouver, Field Contemporary first opened it’s doors in 2013. Founded by Daniel Jefferies, Brandon Cotter, and Avalon Mott, FIELD was conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and understanding.