The Red Gate Arts Society was founded in 2012, after a series of closures of community arts spaces left a void in Vancouver’s historically arts-friendly Downtown Eastside district. The primary goal is to provide affordable working space for artists, musicians, and creative individuals of all kinds, in a supportive and collaborative environment in which different skills and interests can be shared and new ideas can take form.
The multi-use space provides approximately 60 artists and musicians with 3500 sq. ft. in 10 lockable rooms. In addition to an art gallery, darkroom and workshop facilities, there is a large multi-purpose space for meetings, exhibitions, seminars, film/video production and screenings, photo shoots, theatre rehearsals, and other short-term projects. There is also a free store run by members. The building also features murals by multimedia artist, Bud Snow. The maximum capacity for events is 120 people.
This community driven, self funded collective meets on a weekly basis to make decisions about bookings, operations, and rentals.
- Music Waste 2016
- Denim Vest: Benefit for Girls Rock Camp Vancouver
- Chapel Sound Festival
- Damo Suzuki’s Network with Jesse Zubot, Gord Grdina & Friends