Over 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

The labyrinth halls of the 98 year old warehouse building will transform to host a weekend long salon and fine art exhibition for the public

The legendary 1000 Parker Street Studios artist’s warehouse
is inviting the general public to join their 2nd annual Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition, April 22 – 24, 2016. The salon events will be hosted on two floors with the hallways transformed into an exposition of painting, sculpture and installation pieces: 57 artists showcasing their best work steps away from their studios.

Infusing aspects of the original Paris salons, the Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition will see discussions of art, live music and entertainment. Friday evening offers an elegant Opening Reception including live music and a bar. Saturday and Sunday afternoons offer artist demonstrations, classes (for all levels of artists) and a sneak peek at artist studios.

Friday will also see a DAREarts youth education fundraiser and art sale. A DAREarts wall will be dedicated to smaller art pieces, all priced under $200. 50% of the proceeds will be earmarked towards DAREarts Vancouver programming.

Date: Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, 2016

Time: Friday: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Opening Reception, all invited to attend

Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – workshops and live painting throughout the days

Location: Parker Street Studios, 1000 Parker Street, 2nd and 3rd floors, Vancouver, BC.

Parking: Street parking is available

Admission: Free to all

About 1000 Parker Street Studios:

1000 Parker Street Studios is the largest artist based workspace and community in the Lower Mainland. Home to 200 artists, 1000 Parker Street Studios houses painters, sculptors, milliners, furniture builders and shoe makers. Built in 1918, the building has housed many different businesses but has remained a major creative hub, unlike any others, in the Lower Mainland.

About DAREarts:

Canada’s DAREarts is a national charity that empowers thousands of Canadian at risk children and youth to ignite positive change using arts education. DAREarts stands for Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence. DAREarts’ 5-year program works with 9-15 year olds in high-priority neighbourhoods, empowering them to become leaders.