Arts Crawl returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Some of the best local artists in the community will have their work on display at local businesses as the Downtown...

Robi Smith

Some of the best local artists in the community will have their work on display at local businesses as the Downtown Maple Ridge Arts Crawl returns.

The crawl runs from Sept. 18-28, and a number of businesses in Maple Ridge have turned into pop-up galleries, featuring the works of local artists and artisans.

The crawl was tried twice in 2011 and 2012, took a two-year hiatus, and returns this year.

Those taking part can print off a passport from www.downtownmapleridge.ca or pick one up at a participating business. They then visit businesses and view the art there to receive a stamp on their passport. When a passport is filled with a minimum of 10 stamps, the participant can enter for a chance to win a piece donated by one of the artists.

Each of the artists involved will be donating one of their works.

“It’s a great idea,” said local artist Robi Smith. “It’s a great way to get art out of the artist’s studios and out where people can see it.”

She is an artist in residence with the city, doing a three-year term, and her paintings will be at Hagen’s Travel and Cruises on 224th downtown.

“The idea is to pair local business and local artists, so they both get exposure,’ said organizer Michelle Zazulak, the membership and events coordinator for the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association.

She calls some of the relatively undiscovered artwork “absolutely incredible.” She was particularly impressed with some of the photography, the assemblages sculptures that will be be on display at Little Cricket Gallery, and native-style beadwork on handbags

The public is invited to join the participating Arts Crawl artists at the Culture Days Summer Market on Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. alongside the Haney Farmers’ Market. They can enjoy art displays, live music, vendors, kids’ activities and more.

Find the complete list of participating businesses and artists by visiting downtownmapleridge.ca or calling 604-467-2420, or look for the stop signs on their doors. The tour is designed to be self guided and easy.

 

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