Submitted by: Helen Duckworth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21/APRIL/2016
Federation of Canadian Artists
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7
This spring at the Granville Island Public Market, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) in co-operation with the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, are bringing arts to the people.
Vancouver, BC: Art Pod is an initiative that will change the way you think about art and the artists that create it. Every weekend this spring when you pay a visit to the Granville Island Public Market, you’ll not only get your food fix, but an art fix as well.
Located at the entrance of the market, Art Pod features between 1-3 artists at a time, up to 6 artists a day, every weekend. “Outgoing, friendly and undeniably talented, today’s artists are a new breed and we’re pleased to represent over 2,400 of them!”, says FCA Executive Director Patrick Meyer who spearheaded the project.
Feel free to snap a picture, ask them a question or just enjoy bearing witness to creativity as it hits canvas. The artists are there to paint and interact with you, as Active FCA member Sheila Neufeld found out during her time at Art Pod in April, “My time at Art Pod was thoroughly enjoyable. It was a wonderful platform for meeting other FCA artists. A rare opportunity to paint at such a busy location, I’m thankful to have had this opportunity to interact with the public and would gladly participate again”.
Once you’ve had your fill of art in action, take a walk down Cartwright Street towards the Granville Island Hotel to see the Federation gallery itself at 1241 Cartwright. Open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tuesday – Sunday, it’s your chance to see artworks in a variety of media and styles from artists painting right now. Exhibitions rotate every two weeks, so there’s always something new to see.
The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is located at 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7. They are a non-profit registered charity of over 2,400 members throughout Canada, with a gallery located on Granville Island dedicated to supporting, sharing and preserving the visual arts and artists throughout Canada. Founded in 1941 by members of the Group of Seven, the FCA offers exhibitions, workshops, competitions, and professional development courses for emerging and established artists.