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Art Pod at Granville Island Farmer's Market




TIME: 10 AM - 3 PM


(in between the Netloft and Public Market)


Paint, display and sell your artwork at the Granville Island Farmer’s Market!


This opportunity is exclusively for Active and Signature Members of the Federation of Canadian Artists.


Last year was the first year the FCA had their own booth at the Granville Island Farmer's Market and it was a huge success.  Who doesn't love sunshine, fresh food, music, art and smiling faces.  This year, it was an obvious choice to run the program again and offer another opportunity to our artist members. 




Join up to two of your fellow members for a day of painting and sales from the FCA tent at the bustling Granville Island Farmer’s market. You’ll be featuring along with a variety of diverse vendors including florists, grocers, microbreweries, wineries, artisans and more besides.


Under cover of a 10” x 10” tent, you will be provided with a table, chair and are encouraged to bring your own easels and a variety of different pieces of work, both available for sale and for show. Please be prepared with supplies to paint live. Easels are also available for loan from the gallery.  Artists will be responsible for facilitating their own sales. 


This is a great opportunity for expanding your market and selling your original artworks, art cards and prints. Artists will be acting as ambassadors for the Federation, sharing the benefits of membership as well as pointing visitors in the direction of our Granville Island gallery.


Interested artists can email with your name and first, second and third date preference.  It is first come, first serve! Dates available are:


June 6                  July 4                 August  1              September 5

June 13                July 11                 August 8              September 12

June 20                July 18                 August 15             September 19

June 27               July 25                August 22            September 26

                                                         August 29


(Video's from previous years when artist's painted inside the Public Market, giving instruction on video)


Active Member, Catherine Adamson, says about her Art Pod experience:

"Thank you, FCA, for providing artists with the opportunity to paint at the Granville Island Marketplace Art Pod this past month. I have spent three days, so far, painting and giving instructions, and have been enjoying myself immensely. To date, eleven people have come forward to try my "Free-Flow" method of painting: allowing latex paint to flow off a flat stick and down onto a prone canvas. The guests have ranged in age from nine to sixty-nine, male and female, and each one has been mesmerized by watching the lines and patterns emerge on the canvas. (...)"