18,000 sq feet of artist work and exhibition space. 79 private units with over 100 artists participating

Location

2111 Main St
Vancouver, BC V5T 3C6

Hours

Public studio hours vary. If you’re looking for hours to an individual artist’s studio or shop, please contact them directly.

Studios are open to artists 24 hours a day

Events

Farmer’s Market & Open Studios
Sat July 22nd, 12PM – 5PM, FREE
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Vancouver Mural Fest & Open Studios
Tues Aug 10th – Sun Aug 13th, 2PM – 5PM, FREE
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About Us

The City Centre Artist Lodge occupies the iconic former City Centre Motor Hotel in Mount Pleasant. The building is once again full of energy and life with 79 low-cost, work-only artist spaces that have been filled with intention, prioritizing underrepresented and marginalized individuals.

We aim to foster a community among the artists here and strengthen Vancouver’s art scene. Partnerships with arts and entertainment festivals enable us to connect the public to the artists and special events hosted by the Lodge or the individual artists create more opportunities and interest in the Lodge. The low-cost model of these units allows emerging artists to access the community, showcase their work and build their practice.

The murals enveloping both buildings and spreading across the parking lot were curated and produced by Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) with three local artists- Fiona Ackerman, K.C. Hall, and Joon Lee– creating the beautiful building as you see it today.

All good things must come to an end (eventually!)

If you’re a resident of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, it’s impossible not to know about some of the considerable changes the city has planned for it. One of note is the Skytrain extension, called the Broadway Subway Project, currently in progress and targeted to open in 2025.

The City Centre project began when City Centre Motor Hotel was purchased by Nicola Wealth Real Estate in 2021 with the intention of redevelopment. Rather than leaving the space empty or turning it into a parking lot during the development process, they partnered with us to fill the building while they plan the future. We anticipate that Nicola Wealth Real Estate will begin redevelopment around the time the Skytrain is done, around 2024 or 2025, but that is only our best guess! The future is unwritten.

Vancouver Mural Festival logo
Nicola Wealth Real Estate
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Studios

Artists can use and adapt their studio for anything art related, be it creation, sales, or workshops, and they are welcome to set up shops in their studios. Artists can share their space or use their unit for themselves.

Studios are being used for a huge variety of mediums, including Writing, Florals, Ceramics, Textiles, Photography, Jewelry, Vintage Refinishing, Candles, Fabric Art, Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Embroidery, Animation, Handmade Water-colours, Clothing, Woodwork, Pulp Paper, Poetry, Film, and Tattoo

Studio Specs

  • 79 units
  • 200-250 sq ft per unit
  • 3 larger studios have been made from the penthouse, party room, and lobby
  • 1 smaller studio has been made from the office
  • All studios have a bathroom and running water

Studio spaces are currently full.

 

 

 

Studio Map

Click on the map for a larger view

City Centre Artist Lodge Open Studio Map

City Centre Artists

Click on the floor levels below to view artists' names and studio numbers.

North Building
Party Room The WELL Studios Click here to visit website Community Studio
028 Gill Benzion Click here to visit instagram Jewellery
029 Trent Maynard Click here to visit website Land-based media, film, word art
030 Rhaya Therrien Painting
031 5 Cat Collective Click here to visit instagram Outsider art
032 Maxine Woogman Art Click here to visit instagram Abstract painting
033 Apathee Studios Click here to visit website Multidisciplinary
034 Tracy Anne Northey Click here to visit instagram Visual artist
035 Studio Zero 3 Five Click here to visit instagram Portrait photography
124 The Friendly Barber Click here to visit instagram Barber
125 Harper's Studio Click here to visit instagram Jewellery
126 LOVELY DAY STUDIO Click here to visit instagram Woodwork
127 (Extra) Ordinary Design Click here to visit website Industrial design
128 Tafui Art and Design Click here to visit website Fine art, prints, textiles
129 Occupied  
130 Poetic Pulp and Paper co. Click here to visit instagram Pulp paper & poetry
131 Occupied  
132 ART SOUL METHODS Click here to visit instagram Consignment & gifts
133 The Art of Seeing Creative Imaging Click here to visit website Fibre art
134 Sprout & About Click here to visit website , You Concrete Me Click here to visit instagram Candles & concrete
135 Bug Cru Click here to visit website , Becca Teeth Click here to visit website Tattoos & illustration
224 Ikapati Studio Click here to visit instagram Healing Arts
225 mnemonic design labs Click here to visit website Visual artist
226 Conor Levesque Click here to visit instagram Painting
227 ENJOY YOUR MIND STUDIOS Click here to visit website Painting, fashion, web design +
228 Occupied  
229 Occupied  
230 Occupied  
231 LeLe Chan Designs Click here to visit instagram Visual art
232 Zuckermann & Wong Click here to visit website Photography
233 Occupied  
234 Triple Five Jewelry Click here to visit instagram Silver & goldsmith, stonesetting
235 PARTY CHURCH Click here to visit website Multi-dimensional installation art
South Building
Lobby The Art Shop Click here to visit instagram Local emerging artists
Office Brad Hill Click here to visit website Photography
Lunch Room Dave's Rockshop Click here to visit website Sound services
102 The Writer's Bloc Click here to visit instagram Screenwriting
103 Niki Brown Click here to visit instagram Mixed media & florals
104 Pendamental Click here to visit instagram Beats & rhymes
106 Enigma Arcana Designs Click here to visit instagram Custom design
107 Gray Magik Click here to visit instagram Performance artist
108 Pressure Point Click here to visit instagram Multidisciplinary
109 Ilena Lee Click here to visit instagram Ceramics
110 Elana Sigal Click here to visit instagram Textiles, photography, jewelry
111 Torq Campbell Music Click here to visit website Music
112 Fucking Piece of Shit Guy Click here to visit instagram Crap hole
113 The Rainbow Realm Studio Click here to visit instagram Mixed media & fashion
114 Dying To Meet You Click here to visit instagram Spirit lead arts & death doula
115 Kevin Click here to visit website Video installation
116 Rachel Sudbury Click here to visit instagram High end fashion
117 Leah Bradley Click here to visit instagram Painting & fibre arts
118 AS-IKU Clothing brand
119 blush+bee Vintage Co. Click here to visit instagram Vintage refinishing
120 Nohona Tiki Click here to visit instagram Ceramics
121 Safemilk / Meredith Jay Click here to visit instagram Ceramics & sculpture
122 Occupied  
123 Stephane Savoie Click here to visit instagram Embroidery
201 Occupied  
202 Oirea Click here to visit instagram Permanent jewelry
203 Hayley Nicole Crichton - Happy Nomad Candles Click here to visit instagram Candles & fabric art
204 Stepback Click here to visit instagram Mixed media
205 Gibson Switzer & Associates Click here to visit instagram Screenprinting, airbrushing, design
206 Sylvan Hamburger Click here to visit website Public art, printmaking, installation
207 Ehren Salazar Click here to visit instagram Drawing, painting, design
208 Lukas Lundberg Click here to visit instagram Painting, murals
209 Mossom Media Ltd Click here to visit instagram  
210 Occupied  
211 Mallory Donen Click here to visit website Embroidery & digital art
212 Shehzar Abro Click here to visit website Animation & painting
213 Hannah Lou Myers Click here to visit instagram Handmade watercolours
214 HEVEA Click here to visit instagram Latex clothing
215 ETW Media Productions Inc Click here to visit website Video & photo production
216 Mollie Burke Click here to visit instagram Painting, sculpture, installation
217 Hannah Dubois Click here to visit website Interdisciplinary art
218 Whats Her Face Click here to visit instagram Custom Swimwear
219 MerlinDB Click here to visit website Film Photography
220 Occupied  
221 Devorah Peterson Click here to visit instagram Painting
221 Betweonum Studio Photography & painting
222 Occupied  
223 Studio A Click here to visit instagram Multidisciplinary art & design
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

    Mural fest at City Centre Artist Lodge

     

     

     

    Photo Credits: VMF, Sabrina Miso Creative