There’s always a tonne of original art to be found on Main Street -many of our awesome eateries, boutiques, and coffee shops host a regular rotation of works by local artists. This week, there will be even more to check out, as two of our favourite events are returning: Rove happens October 2nd, followed by The Drift on October 4th.
ROVE is a wandering art-opening tour of Main Street and the surrounding area. Rovers grab a map at any of the participating locations and rove between 8 venues showcasing awesome local artists. Don’t forget to get your map stamped at each opening you visit! Rovers with at least four stamps on their map can enter the draw for a prize at the end of the night.
Guests will meet talented local artists in person, and maybe even take home a new piece of original art! ROVE guarantees an evening of community, art, and culture, and is a brilliantly unique way to spend a fall night in Vancouver. Rovers can follow the suggested route on their free maps to end their art opening tour at the final art show called “Four by Four” at Meccanica (#102 East 1st Ave @ Quebec Street), where artist and Rove founder Jamie Smith has teamed up with local painters Donna Giraud, April Lacheur and Sarah Clement for a group show.
ROVE starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m., with the prize draw taking place at Cressey’s Meccanica Presentation Centre at 9:30 p.m. ROVE is free, open to the public, and a fun event for art collectors and enthusiasts of all kinds. Come out and meet the artists, hear their stories, and be a part of supporting local talent! For more information, maps, and a list of participating artists and venues, visit jamiesmithstudio.com/rove.
Also happening this week is the 2014 incarnation of The Drift. This year, The Drift is taking place on Saturday, October 4th at Renegade Arts Company. This year’s show features live music in addition to a great selection of local artists! Admission is free from 2:00-7:30; the show re-opens at 8:00 with a special evening show and an admission fee of $5 (get advance tickets here).
Fore more information, visit The Drift’s Facebook event, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 604-685-0435.