The weekly video blog introduces you to the cultural creators of our wet city. 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 expose the city as an incubator for talented people.
HOT ART WET CITY GALLERY & SHOP
2206 Main Street (@ 6th Ave)
Vancouver BC Canada V5T 3C7
Wednesday & Saturday from noon-5pm
Thursday & Friday from noon-7pm
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Are you an artist? Check out the Calls for Submissions for upcoming show submission details. 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! HAWC is not currently seeking artists to represent.
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.
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.