Photos: 1000 Parker Street showcases more than 60 Vancouver artists at Parker Art Salon this weekend

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      The Parker Art Salon returns to 1000 Parker Street this weekend, where more than 60 resident artists will showcase their work in the halls of the 152,000-square-foot warehouse-turned-arts hub.

      This afternoon, the Straight got to preview the second annual event, where artists were busy hanging and displaying their artwork.

      Organizer Niina Chebry says the Parker art community—made up of more than 220 artists using the building’s 110 studios—sees the event not just as a sale but as a way to interact with one another. “The exhibition takes place down the hall from the studios,” said Chebry. “We did this on purpose in the hopes of creating more of a spark between artists.”

      The salon begins this evening (Friday) at 7 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. Studio tours and artist demonstrations will be held throughout the venue on Saturday and Sunday. The salon will run from noon to 4 p.m. on both days.

      See the schedule for artist demonstrations below, but first, check out our photographs of the space ahead of tonight's opening.

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      Artist Demonstrations: Saturday, April 23

      12 to 1 p.m.: Lynn Falconer - sculpture mold making

      1 to 2 p.m.: DeSerres - acrylic mediums and paint

      3 to 4 p.m. DeSerres - mixed media

      Artist Demonstrations: Sunday, April 24

      12 to 1 p.m.: Michael Brown - egg tempera painting

      1 to 2 p.m.: DeSerres - acrylic mediums and paint

      3 to 4 p.m.: DeSerres - mixed media

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