River Station Arts
"What do you mean by hot rooms?" I asked.
"Oh, that's where stuff gets made and it can get a little messy," she replied. There were several of these activity centres as Anastasia took me on a little tour, one for jewelry making, one for printing signs, and another for various projects - I think a piece of furniture was being constructed in that one.
I was blown away about the size of River Station Arts. Behind what looks to be the perimeter of the space sits a whole series of rooms including offices, a kitchen, meeting room, multi-purpose room and several studios.
It had been many months since I checked out Anastasia's collection of art supplies, back when she was working out of her garage downtown. She has done a good job increasing her inventory and has a nice shopping area in the heart of River Station Arts. If you're looking for paints, brushes, canvases or specialty art products, drop by for a visit. They are also offering a range of learning opportunities.
River Station Arts has the potential to grow into an arts hotbed in our community. Congratulations to Anastasia and her team for a job well done in getting set-up and operational. You can check them out on Facebook by clicking here, or visit them in person at 8130 Fraser Avenue. They are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.