Landmark Pop-UpTown Arts Studio

Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery from the City of White Rock

The City of White Rock is proud to support local artists through the Pop-Uptown program. The intent of the art studio is to facilitate and inspire new artistic and creative enterprises in White Rock. Pop-Uptown allows artists to occupy the arts studio and share their talents with the community. 

EXHIBIT TO SHOWCASE HISTORICAL PHOTOS AND ARTWORK OF WHITE ROCK PIER 

On December 20, 2018 the Lower Mainland felt the impact of an unforgiving wind storm, which White Rock felt firsthand. And, according to BC Hydro, this storm was the largest and most damaging in the Crown utility’s history making it larger than the August 2015 windstorm that affected the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, and larger than the 2006 windstorm that hit Vancouver Island and devastated Stanley Park in Vancouver.

White Rock’s historic pier buckled and broke apart that day. Like other locals, the images of the destruction of the pier struck a chord with the White Rock Youth Ambassadors who began a fundraising effort. Eight weeks later, they will also have helped create a celebration to recognize this iconic part of White Rock’s identity through art.

The City’s Recreation and Culture Department, Communications and Government Relations Department, the White Rock Museum and Archives, and the White Rock Youth Ambassador Program are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit Our Pier: A Retrospective at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery in Central Plaza, 15140 N. Bluff Road, starting in February and running through March 23 (Thursdays/Fridays 1pm-5pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm).

At 6pm to 8pm on Thursday February 14, everyone is invited to a free gala opening of the exhibit. Historic reproductions will be available to view and prints available for sale, with proceeds going to waterfront repairs. Light refreshments will be served. If you can’t make the opening, please plan to stop by the Landmark Pop-Uptown gallery space during opening hours.

For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Keurvorst 604.542.7580 ekeurvorst@whiterockcity.ca

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Photos from the February 14, 2019 opening night of "Our Pier: A Retrospective Exhibit".

Bridge over water