Did you know that there is a public consultation process underway that is designed to create a West End Art Plan?

Born out of the City of Vancouver’s West End Community Plan, adopted by Mayor & Council November 2013, the West End Art Plan will supplement the existing Community Plan to ensure that local residents, artists, youth and businesses are included in a process to create a vibrant, healthy, more connected future through the arts.

The West End is one of Vancouver’s most artful neighbourhoods; some 4,100 of our 45,000 residents are employed in arts & culture. This public session will provide one of the final opportunities for West End residents (and those who work and/or play in the area) to give input on recommendations to be included in the plan.

The first two sessions explored possible recommendations and then prioritized these ideas. As a result of these first consultations, seven working group/committees have been created and have met. These focus on Arts Markets, Pop-up Galleries, Diversity and Inclusion, Arts Venues, Communications, Youth Activities and Lane-ways/Studios.

The third and final gathering on Sunday, May 31 from 1-4pm at the Empire Landmark Hotel will again be led by choreographer, arts advocate and facilitator, Judith Marcuse. This final public session will focus on identifying key deliverables for the plan and possible future activities.

This is a free workshop with refreshments provided by local community sponsors. For more information or to register, check out WE Arts.