What We Do, Who We Are and Why it matters
Artists in Our Midst welcomes our 25th year by inviting the public to join us for two popular art events this spring. An exhibit and sale of visual art at the Roundhouse Community Centre on May 18, 2017 will highlight a wide range of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and photography. Our West of Main Art Walk on May 27 + 28, 2017 will invite you to enjoy the diverse creative talents in our community by visiting artists in their studio settings. Explore the stories behind the art and artists. Join us in celebrating the power of the visual arts as a community-based resource!
Artists in Our Midst is a dynamic group of artists dedicated to bringing public awareness to art created in our community and to promoting visual art in Vancouver. In 1993 artists on Vancouver’s West Side opened their studios to the public, starting a vital dialogue that has continued for 24 years. We have built lasting relationships between the public and artists outside the more formal museum and gallery settings. Our mandate is to promote art education and to provide opportunities for community members to enjoy and enrich their lives with visual art.
We achieve these goals by giving free public art talks and exhibits, by our volunteer art residencies and artists programs at Lord Byng Mini School for the Arts, and by including their emerging artists in our main exhibition. We are supported by merchants who showcase our art, by local donors, and by the diverse communities coming to our events.
Artists in Our Midst is proud of its contribution to Vancouver’s lively art scene. We look forward to celebrating our 25th year with you.