If you haven’t had time to tour the art hubs in Port Moody, next Friday night is your best bet to see many professional painters, jewellers, glass blowers, sculptors, potters and rock and gem collectors in action.
The Shuffle returns to the City of the Arts for its second year, giving visitors a chance to meet and watch creators as they hone their crafts.
Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the art walk involves dozens of artists, musicians and performers showing their work in 18 venues in the Moody Centre neighbourhood for the first day of summer, June 21.
Port Moody Arts Centre will have the biggest concentration of artists inside its two heritage buildings and, next door, on the lawn at Kyle Centre.
Across St. Johns Street and along “Gallery Row,” participants can walk to Queens Street Plaza to make art or check out the Little Gypsy’s Gallery.
Gallery Bistro, owned by Rainer and Helen Daniels, will feature the sounds of the Itty Bitty Big Band — made up of Gord Hembruff on saxophone and Krista Wallace on vocals — a group that performed at last year’s Shuffle.
And there will be at least two exhibit openings that night: Floral Realism by Gerry Thompson and Sandy Terry at the Silk Art Gallery on Clarke Street; and Perplexity by Lori Holdenreid at the Black Sugar Coffee House on St. Johns.
MLA Rick Glumac’s constituency office will be open to display the work of Deb Chaney, Tracey Costescu and Jessica Hurd while First Nations artists James Harry and Ocean Hyland will be celebrated at Rocky Point Park at a paddle-out event to coincide with National Indigenous People’s Day.
Before making your way to Brewers Row to see the collaboration by photographer Bryce Barry and floral artist Breanna Quan at Moody Ales, check out the Esplanade Artist Studios, where 10 artists will exhibit their works.
• The Shuffle runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21. Follow the social media handle @PortMoodyArtWalk for activity and performance updates.
• 2214 St. George St.
• Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St.)
• Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.)
• Black Sugar Coffee House (2500 St. Johns St.)
• Little Gypsy’s Gallery (49 Queens St.)
• Vivio Flower Gallery (2333 Clarke St.)
• Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St.)
• Spatial Art Studio (C-2415 Clarke St.)
• Silk Art Gallery (2419 Clarke St.)
• The Stitchery (80 Mary St.)
• Willow & Wallflower (2606 St. Johns St.)
• Rick Glumac’s MLA office (2708 St. Johns St.)
• Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.)
• Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street)
• Esplanade Artist Studios (2709 Esplanade St.)
• Straight Up Studios (2605 Murray St.)
• Moody Ales (2601 Murray St.)