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Walk Strathcona Summer Series June 23 to July 16, 2017

19 Jun



MadeInStrathcona2017The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (BIA) has created some new events for their Walk Strathcona Summer Series which aim is to encourage a vibrant pedestrian destination.  The Strathcona BIA geographic covers the area from Clark Drive in the East to Gore Avenue in the West, and from Railway Street in the North to Venables Street in the South. There is quite an array of businesses situated within this neighbourhood which is one of the older established neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This year, the Strathcona BIA is hosting a few events which help you get familiar with what this area has to offer. First up is the Strathcona Street Party happening June 24th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  They’ve invited the Vancouver Mural Fest to join the party. You will have the opportunity to watch 9 large scale murals go live on Cordova Street along with live music, craft beer and pizza. To learn more about the event, visit the Facebook page for Strathcona Street Party.   On Saturday, June 24th, they will be hosting walking tours at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.  You will get a sense of some of the history of this hear, the diverse business community and uncover some gems. The tour will take you to a Pop Up Shop where you can learn more about their Most Walkable Street initiative and their upcoming events which continue to July 16th. All the events are free to attend. We’ve participated in Made in Strathcona tours in the past and we have say, this is a vibrant community with much to offer.  If you haven’t checked it out recently, you may wish to go for a wander. Some favourites we love in this area include les amis du Fromage, Homestead Junction, The Heatley and newcomer Stratchona Beer.

Strathcona BIA Looking For Artists To Paint In Hastings Urban Tree Nursery

27 Aug


The Strathcona Business Improvement Association is inviting proposals from artists to paint concrete planters that form a part of the Hastings North Urban Tree Nursery. The Strathcona BIA recently installed the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery which consist of a series of concrete planters housing young trees. The trees will be under the care of local businesses until ready for transplantation to permanent locations. The tree nursery will benefit the local community in many ways including supporting the local economy, providing new skills training for community members and providing an otherwise concrete landscape with beauty, shade, and new insect and bird habitat.

Five artists will be chosen by the Strathcona BIA and each of the artists will be commissioned to paint the planters on one city block. Each artist will receive a base stipend of $300 plus an additional $200 for each planter painted. The concrete planters are located between 300 East Hastings Street and 700 East Hastings Street. Strathcona BIA will provide paint materials up to a maximum of $100 per planter. After the artists have completed their work, the planters will be coated with a clear product to protect against graffiti damage.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 8th at 4:00 pm.  For more information you can contact the Strathcona BIA at info@strathconabia.com. To view the submission guidelines, visit Strathcona BIA Job Postings.

Photo: Strathcona BIA

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