Forbes Travel: Exploring Vancouver's Newest Gallery District

Friday, February 14, 2014

Carolyn B. Heller for Forbes Travel Guide: "“We’re finally coming of age here,” says Jennifer Winsor, director of Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery. She’s talking about the emerging arts district, named The Flats, on the city’s east side.

Several of Vancouver’s notable contemporary art galleries, including Winsor, have moved from the long-established South Granville Gallery Row to this rapidly evolving neighborhood near the intersection of Main Street and 1st Avenue, a short drive (or quick cab ride) from downtown. Four major galleries and several smaller art spaces now share the streets with stocky industrial warehouses, artists’ live-work buildings, new microbreweries, and lots of ongoing construction projects. Here’s what new and cool out in The Flats.

Winsor Gallery
“If somebody wants to exhibit a tank, I’d be able to do that,” quips Winsor, about her 7,000-square-foot gallery on East 1st Avenue. Relocated from South Granville in late 2012, the Winsor Gallery represents Canadian and international artists, from sculptor Alexander Caldwell to videographer Paul Wong. From February 19 through March 29, the gallery will exhibit new works by Vancouver painter Fiona Ackerman in a show entitled It’s Not You, It’s Me. Later this spring (April 3 to May 3) is Concurrent 20/20, a group exhibition in which the 20 artists chosen to exhibit work will each invite an artist to present alongside them. A show featuring works by noted British Columbia-based sculptor Martha Sturdy opens May 8."

Read more on the Forbes Travel Guide website.