Artists have a few more days left to apply to take part in this fall’s new Art Crawl in Burnaby Heights.
The inaugural event, which is set to take place Sept. 27 and 28, is a fundraising and community-building project spearheaded by North Burnaby Neighbourhood House.
The event is open to Burnaby artists, aged 18 and up, working in both two- and three-dimensional media. Artists will be welcome to exhibit and sell their art in one of the spaces offered by merchant partners in Burnaby Heights.
The event will kick off on Friday, Sept. 27 with a ticketed VIP art and wine night, which will feature wine tasting, live music and light refreshments. Then, on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., everyone can take part in the free “crawl” to check out art in the neighbourhood – and maybe even take some home.
A write-up about the event notes that the North Burnaby Neighbourhood House, guided by a resident steering committee, surveyed the community in 2017 to make sure its programs were responding to local needs. That survey found arts and culture was among the top elements identified as missing in the neighbourhood.
As a first step, North Burnaby Neighbourhood House opened an art wall at its 4908 Hastings St. location, dedicated to regular exhibitions of work by local artists.
“Building on this successful program, the Art Crawl will continue this mission and raise much-needed funds to keep the North House open,” says the write-up. “By placing art at the forefront, we create a vibrant and thriving economy, our neighbourhoods become livelier, communities are revitalized, and residents and visitors are more connected.”
See www.tinyurl.com/ArtCrawlApply for the application form. Artists must apply before midnight on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Burnaby Neighbourhood House is also seeking sponsors. See www.burnabynh.ca/home/art-crawl/ for all the details.