Seen In Vancouver #325: “The Window Community Art Shop” Opens On The DTES

 

The Portland Hotel Society throws down with yet another community-building venture. This one, located at 9 West Hastings (a few doors east of Save On Meats), is called The Window Community Art Shop. The non-profit is a place where local artists and designers can flog their wares without forking over huge commission fees. And don’t roll your eyes yet. Just because it’s not-for-profit doesn’t mean it’s full of itchy, ill-fitting sweaters and lacy lavender pillows. This is a really cool retail/studio space where people can buy, sell and create arts and crafts. Think of it as Etsy or Cargoh in 3-D with a little bit of DIY on the side. Scout popped in the other day to have a browse and this is what we saw:

  • The Window, 9 West Hastings
  • Interior "The Window"
  • Katie and Shelley @ The Window
  • Sculpture, "The Window"
  • "The Window", 9 Hastings Street
  • Sculpture detail
  • Rooster
  • Kilns and sewing machines "The Window"
  • Handmade books The Window
  • False Teeth - the soap version
  • Feathers
  • Jewellery @ "The Window"
  • Peacock
  • Interior 2 "The Window"
  • Interior shot of "The Window"
  • Love globally, hug locally
  • Necklaces at The Window
  • "The Window" window
  • Blue backpack
  • Scarf
  • Pillow at The Window community craft store
  • Artwork at the Window
  • hats, scarf
  • change purses
  • Sculpture
  • Beautiful necklace
  • Key to my heart
  • Bow Ties - The Window

The not-quite-ready-website might be here one day. For now, hook up with The Window on Facebook and note well that the grand opening goes down from 5pm to 8pm on December 2nd.

Tuesday – Saturday | 10am-6pm | The Window Community Art Shop (9 West Hastings)

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