Saturday November 8, 12pm – 3pm
Various Studios, start at MacLean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer
The Vancouver Parks Board’s Artists Fieldhouse Studio program has brought artists to the MacLean Park Fieldhouse and the Strathcona Park Fieldhouse for the past few years. The Festival is pleased that the artists will open their studios for you to drop by and see what they’ve been up to; it’s fascinating and you’ve got to see it to believe it! The Studio Hop will also visit Trillium Park, a corner park newly-built on False Creek East. Start the Studio Hop at the beginning – or meet up with the Hop along the way!
12pm – 1pm, MacLean Park Fieldhouse (710 Keefer) – Urban Weavers Studio, artists Sharon Kallis and Todd DeVries. See demonstrations of drop spindling and spinning using locally grown fibres. Local fibre and dye samples will be on display. This is your chance to ask about the weavings and gatherings we’ve seen over the past few years.
1:15pm – 2:15pm, Strathcona Park Fieldhouse (across from 830 Malkin) – Onkle Hoonki’s Fabulous Horn Shop, artist Mr. Fire-Man. They have spent the last year tool-making, wood harvesting, preparing, curing, and carving wooden trumpets. This is your opportunity to see horn making demonstrations and to hear those trumpets!
2:30pm – 3pm Trillium Park (corner of Thornton & Malkin) – co-managed by non-profit EartHand Gleaners Society and the Vancouver Parks Board, for environmental art and learning opportunities. The unique Park, designed with input from the artists and local community with space specifically for community use, was built with the intention to involve community in the tending, harvesting and exploring of traditional use of plants on site. Drop by to see what’s growing in your neighbourhood.