Do the Moody Centre 'Shuffle'

A reboot of the Art Walk in Port Moody lands Friday night in Moody Centre.

A reboot of the Art Walk in Port Moody lands Friday night in Moody Centre.

But this time with a different name.

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The Shuffle is a collaboration between 37 artists, artisans and art groups and the inaugural Shuffle committee — made up of Helen Daniels (Gallery Bistro), artists Rose Kapp and Gay Mitchell and Port Moody visual arts manager Janice Cotter — designed to give creators a platform in the City of the Arts.

Inspired by past ArtsConnect art walks and the Indigenous Perspectives night last June, the Shuffle came about after Cotter placed a notice on the city’s website.

And while it grew organically, no outside funding came in for the volunteer-run event until just recently.

Among the performers and exhibitors taking part in the self-directed Shuffle, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., is Lydia Podobnik, who sells the work of 43 B.C. artists in her Little Gypsy’s Fine Jewelry Gifts & Gallery on Queens Street.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get out and see what’s being made and sold around town,” she said during a tour of her shop on Monday.

Other presenters include Elmira Habibullah, the 2017 winner of a Kwi Am Choi scholarship (and newly minted SFU graduate) who is currently showing her pieces at the Port Moody Arts Centre; and Yandy Chau, another Kwi Am Choi scholarship winner.

Cotter said the committee already has plans for a larger-scale Shuffle next year.

Meanwhile, visitors can use the handle @PortMoodyArtWalk to share your experiences and photos along Shuffle. Also, the city will run its new Shoreline shuttle bus that night — a one-way loop that starts at Rocky Point Park at 4 p.m. and circles up to Moody Centre. It can carry up to 20 passengers. Visit portmoody.ca/shuttle for a map.

jcleugh@tricitynews.com

Shuffle sites

• 2214 St. George St.

• 2304 Henry St.

• Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St.) • Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.)

• Little Gypsy’s Gallery (49 Queens St.)

• Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.)

• Spatial Art Studio (C-2415 Clarke St.)

• Silk Art Gallery (2419 Clarke St.)

• The Stitchery (80 Mary St.)

• Rick Glumac’s MLA office (2708 St. Johns St.)

• Esplanade Artist Studios (2709 Esplanade St.)

• Straight Up Studios (2605 Murray St.)

• Moody Ales (2601 Murray St.) 

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