For a few days, hundreds of artists participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl open their studios, allowing the public a brief glimpse of their inner workings. In the brief period of time we spent at Parker Street Studios, it was evident that the event did not go unappreciated. The entrance was reminiscent of the Richmond Night Market—canopies, steam, bright lights, and people happily wandering about. The stripped down industrial hallways were absolutely packed.
The first floor held various art forms. Near the entrance were mostly paintings and more traditional mediums. Travelling further along brought you to the woodworking, the furniture, and other less conventional forms. Pottery, photography, and prints were liberally mixed in as well. It was impossible to take in every piece; be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to explore when the next event comes around.
Notable Pieces :
Lori Motodako‘s lovely watercolour paintings brought out feelings of nostalgia, even though the toys depicted were from a different generation.
MTH Woodwork‘s “bloom wall creations” (pictured) caught the attention of many passing art enthusiasts.
Christian Dahlberg‘s Vancouver Neon collection was particularly eye catching. He was kind enough to allow us to take photos and gave a brief explanation of the creation process. Neon and Woodward’s artworks are pictured below.