HAWC is also a weekly video blog that introduces you to the cultural creators of Vancouver, BC. Each new, intimate video interview features an artist, curator or facilitator from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Posted every Thursday, the interviews showcase the arts in Vancouver, connect art audiences with their creative neighbours, and dispel the myth that everyone creative is leaving our wet city. Vancouver may not be the cultural centre of the world but we certainly are an incubator for talented people.
2206 Main Street (@ 6th Ave)
Vancouver BC Canada V5T 3C7
Tuesday by appointment
Open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday
of every month and for openings, special events, workshops and more. Also available for rentals (details soon). Check the Calendar for details.
Are you an artist? Check out the Calls for Submissions for upcoming show submission details. You can also send a link to your portfolio to be considered for an interview. Have an idea for a show? Email a proposal for consideration. Have a look at the gallery floor plan.
Join the email list (at the bottom of the page) to find out about upcoming art events hosted by Hot Art Wet City and Hot One Inch Action. Subscribe to the interview RSS feed. In addition to the weekly video posts, HAWC is an occasionally updated blog featuring writing and photos.
If you enjoy what we’re doing, please send your friends a link to your favourite interview, visit the gallery in Vancouver, check out the artists’ websites, and send them emails to show your love – and buy their work and/or hire them for your projects! Thanks to Erin Gibbs for your help and support at the gallery. Also thanks to Hilary Henegar, Amy Walker, and Jim Hoehnle for interviewing some of the artists, and to Natalie Vermeer and Rohit Prasad for making some of the music. Thanks to Rachael Ashe for organizing the monthly Hot Talks.
HAWC is not currently looking to represent artists but may in the future. Don’t hesitate to send a link to your online portfolio. Please do not send jpgs unless requested.
In October 2011, local art event Hot One Inch Action began interviewing artists who had participated in the show. In March 2012, in a desire to showcase the work of Vancouver creatives that haven’t been in Hot One Inch Action, Hot Art Wet City was born. From September 2012 until February 2013, HAWC also hosted a pop-up gallery. In April 2013, HAWC opened at 2206 Main Street in Vancouver.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Chris Bentzen is the owner of Hot Art Wet City Gallery and blog. He is a freelance graphic designer and art event organizer (including Hot One Inch Action). Drop by the gallery and say hello.