The weather report predicts sun, sun, sun for Metro Vancouver this weekend. For Lower Mainlanders, sun equals outdoors and in an especially sunny little corner you’ll find Port Moody. Our little town is so lovely in the spring. Flowering cherry trees, a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, and a beautiful harbour, surrounded by protected park land. ArtsConnect‘s 12th Annual ArtWalk takes place in Port Moody this weekend. The ArtWalk is a destination event for the City of the Arts and 55 artists are featured this year. Some of the venues are in public spaces, but many are in the artists own homes. There is something very special about the act of opening one’s own home…it shows generosity of spirit. Below you’ll find links to a map and photos. Below that runs a list of ceramics artists who are exhibiting this year and two videos of the 2009 ArtWalk. Click here for a map of the self-guided tour. Click here for the ArtsConnect 2011 Preview Gallery. Make Port Moody’s ArtWalk your destination this weekend! Tulips, sun, and artwork beckon you….
The Opening Reception takes place tonight, Friday, April 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and features an art display, live music, refreshments, and a cash bar. Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade, Rocky Point Park, Port Moody.
ArtWalk Venues in Port Moody are open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Events and exhibits are free and open to the public.
ArtWalk Ceramics Exhibitors
Madeline Coomey, Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade, Rocky Point Park
Pauline Doyle, Artist-in Residence, Port Moody Art Centre, 2425 St Johns Street, Port Moody, corner of Kyle and St John Streets
Linda Lebrun, Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade, Rocky Point Park
Gillian McMillan, 2214 St. George Street
Martha Meimetis, 2721 St. George Street, Port Moody, corner of St. George and Moody Streets.
Dan Severance, Port Moody Art Centre, 2425 St Johns Street, Port Moody, corner of Kyle and St John Streets.
Ninna Snyder, Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade, Rocky Point Park