1000 Parker Street in Vancouver, an Old Mattress Factory Converted into Artist’s Studios

1000 Parker Street in Vancouver is an old mattress factory converted into artist’s studios. In mid-November every year the building is open to all for the Eastside Culture Crawl.

old wooden buildingThe building is in two parts with an alley between. My new studio looks over this alley – it appears to be a favourite of the ‘visual arts’ industry as there is constant commotion from video and photo shoots just below me.Hanging body at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, CanadaPlants growing in between the bricks at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, CanadaTissue paper collaged onto drawings the alley between the 1000 Parker Street studiosExterior tissue paper collage at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, Canadaeastside big OInside the view from the windows is apocalyptic, especially in mid-November when the Culture Crawl is on. A window at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, CanadaEastside Window with Dark Moon10noEastsideWindoA window at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, Canadaw9677wdark window on the metropolisnothru a rain-smeared windowBut if you don’t look out the windows the inside is buzzing with the creativity of 250 plus artists in one space. You’re supposed to ask permission before taking photos of artworks but the rest of the interior is quite photogenic as well.
A window with bottles at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, Canadawhite on whiteElectrical wiring at 1000 Parker St in Vancouver, CanadaThere are lots of firehoses as to be expected in an old wooden building.
Firehose in 1000 Parker Street on the Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver, CanadaTools are on display everywhere.Tools on a wall at 1000 Parker St during the Eastside Culture CrawlVancouver's Eastside Culture Crawl tools turned gritty by using the Fresco filter in PhotoshopNot an artwork but a leather artist’s cutting board.Leather Artist's Cutting Board at the Eastside Culture Crawl in VancouverEven the floors are artsy in places.Texture abstract of a painted floor at 1000 Parker Street studiosAnd the rare chance that the sun comes out, the shadows outside can be artsy too.tree and people shadows on the Eastside run through StackablesI’m so excited to be in this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl, in Studio 218 in 1000 Parker Street – Elizabeth Gallery! The only problem is that I won’t get a chance to go around crawling like I usually do….

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One response to “1000 Parker Street in Vancouver, an Old Mattress Factory Converted into Artist’s Studios

  1. Pingback: My New Studio at 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver | Elizabatz Gallery·

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