PARK is a not-for-profit organization that aspires to create opportunities for developing artists to share their art and sustain a profitable business.
It is often challenging for many young artists and creative entrepreneurs to find spaces where they can make their first impressions without having to pay expensive vendor fees or a high percentage of commission. In order for culture in Western Canada to grow, we need collective spaces where young artists can participate in each city’s arts and creative communities.
PARK creates these spaces by hosting annual events that give artists the opportunity to showcase their talents:
PARKLUXE is a fashion show and art exhibition initiative featuring established designers and artists who share a common high-end target market. This show is designed to connect fashion and art lovers with sophisticated local designers and artists who are making an impact throughout Canada and North America.
PARKSHOW is an emerging fashion and art showcase featuring local designers and artists. This event provides an opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to gain more exposure and expand their customer base. Participants of PARKSHOW are often new graduates and business owners that are looking to share their talents and make their mark in the Canadian creative industries.
PARKSALE an annual outdoor market where artists and vendors can sell and showcase their work. All expenses from this event are paid for by our organization, creating the opportunity for each vendor to participate without having to pay vendor’s fees or commission.
In addition, we host educational forums and networking events, build relationships with local businesses to host local artists, provide designer mentorship, assist with grant writing for artists and offer production services for arts or fashion related events.