This weekend is the 9th annual North Shore Art Crawl, an event that celebrates the creative energies of local artists, by allowing visitors the rare opportunity to visit the private studios of artists all across Vancouver’s north shore. In the largest art crawl to date, this year people can visit more 280 artists in over 80 locations (for more information visit www.northvanarts.ca). As a lead up to the event, this week I collaborated with North Van Arts to document the studios of a selection of artists in North Vancouver. Below is a preview of just a few of spaces that will be open to the public this weekend:
3 Brushes Studio
My first stop was 3 Brushes Studio, started by artists Maureen Coles, Shae Salmon, and Danyne Johnston. Having recently moved into this new studio, they say it’s still a work in progress, but it looked great to me.
Red Boat Studio
I could photograph Karole Doucette’s Red Boat Studio everyday and still find something new to shoot. Visit her studio and see her paint and pottery work this weekend during the North Shore Art Crawl.
Third stop on my North Shore studio tour - the home studio of Kim Rosin and Mandy Harding in Eagle Harbour. This studio along with 91 others will be open to the public during this weekend’s North Shore Art Crawl.
My final stop took me to the home of husband and wife artist duo Stuart and Jean, where Stuart creates stained glass and sandblasted pieces and Jean creates a range of jewelry.