FESTIVAL ART STROLL for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday October 26, 2012
Visual Arts/Art in the Streets
FESTIVAL ART STROLL Community Studios and Galleries
Friday October 26, 5pm – 10pm
Numerous organizations in the Downtown Eastside provide opportunities for local residents to participate in art making. Four of these organizations are featured in our new Festival Arts Stroll.
Gallery Gachet has an extensive and storied history producing art shows created by and with professional and non-professional artists. The Carnegie Community Centre provides opportunities for Downtown Eastside involved residents to take art programs and workshops and to present their work. Atira Housing supports art making, community art projects and arts and craft retail sales through their project EWMA (Enterprising Women Making Art). And Mission Possible has StudioWorks Art Studio/Gallery and Pottery Facility to provide space for artists who are residents of the Downtown Eastside and don’t have room to practice their craft.
Stroll. Dance your way down the street in a procession. Enjoy gallery openings, refreshments, friends and neighbours. Experience a sampling of the fascinating and diverse art that Downtown Eastside residents are creating here in the heart of our city. Free
This event was on Day 3 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012
Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA
AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm
AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets