For our September 1st sketchout, come on out to the historic and arty Ortona Armoury Arts Building, 9722 – 102 Street. We will meet inside the lobby at 11am, or start sketching outside on your own. There are no restaurants nearby, so pack a picnic lunch that we can eat in the courtyard. If it rains, we’ll eat in the 2nd floor kitchen. Microwave, fridge and tea kettle available.
This City-owned historical resource, built in 1914 as the Hudson’s Bay stables and warehouse, has been home to artists’ studios and arts spaces for two decades. In 2019, the artists will have to move out and the building will be closed for up to two years while it is being brought up to code. The artists and I have been in discussions with the City to try and retain the historic Navy era interior, for which the layout has remained unchanged for 80 years.
The Ortona is located across from Telus Field, north of 97 Ave. https://bit.ly/2vTlQvJ
Posted by Marlena Wyman