What do you get when you combine art, community and adventure? ROVE the free self guided art walk in Mount Pleasant!
Since 2013 these free art walks have been happening over one night twice a year in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver. ROVE features a hand picked selection of galleries, artist studios and curated spaces for participants to explore. You can cover the whole route in one night and stop for drinks and food along the way!
It's the perfect way for artists and lovers of art to engage with and support the vibrant Mount Pleasant art scene. Around 300+ enthusiastic rovers participate in this unique event and it’s a great opportunity for artists and galleries to build relationships with people who care about art!
All you need to do to ROVE is….
STEP 1: Come to Mount Pleasant on Friday, May 25th from 6pm to 10pm.
STEP 2: Get your map.
STEP 3: Follow the route to check out galleries, studios and creative spaces.
STEP 4: Enjoy the incredible artwork and people that the Vancouver art scene has to share.
STEP 5: Party! Head to the Projection Room above the Fox Cabaret at 2321 Main St at 10pm for the official ROVE After Party!
We are currently accepting applications for venues so please apply now if you'd like to be added to the map!
ROVE is run by THRIVE Studio which supports women (cis and trans), genderqueer, and non-binary people on their journeys to becoming the artists and people they most want to be. THRIVE is built on a foundation of community, a passion for learning and a commitment to support rather than compete. THRIVE studio is home to THRIVE Mastermind, THRIVE Talks and THRIVE Talks Podcast throughout the year for female artists!
Vancouver Is Awesome is an independent, community-minded media company dedicated to showcasing to residents all of the great things that keep them in Vancouver, despite the bad. They hone in on positive stories aiming to inspire people to enjoy their city as well as to get out and make Vancouver even more awesome than it already is. !
Located upstairs in the former cinema’s projection booth, the new cocktail and snack bar The Projection Room completes the cycle to launch The Fox Cabaret as a multi-room venue in Mount Pleasant. Operating as both a venue and a neighbourhood bar, the Fox will act as a cultural space for the best independent music, art, performance, and entertainment.
Jamie Smith created ROVE as a way to engage the community with the vibrant art scene of Mount Pleasant. She is a Vancouver artist, educator, consultant and events producer. She holds degrees in Fine Arts from University of Victoria and Arts Education from University of British Columbia. Jamie is an artist herself in Mount Pleasant and runs THRIVE Studio a space that supports female artists in Vancouver (and beyond!).
Photography by Hyoin Bae