I imagine this is probably the same in most cities: having to move artist studios every few years.
I’ve moved studios every couple of years, and each time it doesn’t get any easier. Sometimes I moved because a shared studio space wasn’t working out anymore, other times because the studio was going to get torn down for new developments. And each time there’s a certain amount of stress of trying to find a new fit, followed by the actual act of moving all of my art work and supplies.
The new studio search can feel like I have all my art belongings in my arms and I’m wandering the city to find it a new home. This past December I was lucky to move to Gene Studios, which is part of an artist community in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.
Next Friday, I will be taking part in ROVE, an art walk through Mount Pleasant that takes visitors through 8 different art spaces open for one night to the public. From 6 to 10 pm, people can visit different galleries and artist studios. Gene Studios houses many different studios, so come say hi while you check out all the different artists here.