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Plein Air at the 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 the FCA facilitated a similar initative, called Art Pod that was held indoors at the Granville Island Public market. This year we're taking it outdoors to the Granville Island Farmer's Market. (videos are from last year.)



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 easel. 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 preferred date. If you would like more than one date, please include in your email your first choice date as well as additional dates you'd be interested in. Dates available are:


June 1                  July 6                    August   3             September 7

June 8                  July 13                  August 10            September 14

June 15                July 20                  August 17            September 21

June 22                July 27                  August 24            September 28

 June 29                                              August 31


(again, from last year...)


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. (...)"