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THE PURPLE STAPLER PRESENTS

THE 4th ANNUAL 

Back Alley Artists Night!

A CELEBRATION OF EMERGING ARTISTS 

Our vision of the Back Alley Artists Night is an annual exhibition featuring the work of emerging visual artists, filmmakers, slam poets, performance art and musicians from the Lower Mainland and provides an opportunity for cross discipline networking while celebrating amazing artists.


past artists

Samantha Gerrit   -   Rami Katz   -   Olliemoonsta


Exhibition Date: July 8-9, 2017

Exhibition Location: CBC Studio 700 @ 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2R5

Submission Deadline: June 5th

Accepted Artworks Announced: June 8th

Submission: Free for members (become one today!) or $10. See below for how to submit.

AWARD: Chosen by the audience, the Back Alley Visual Artist award has - in past years - included a solo exhibition and sponsored gift cards/discounts from local art supply stores. The 2017 prize will be announced shortly!

All artists will have the opportunity to offer their work for sale. When pricing your work, please take into consideration our 5% commission fee. This fee goes directly to hard costs such as operating this website and running the event. 

Your submissions should be ready to hang or able to stand on their own.

NOTE: Submission is not a guarantee of inclusion in the exhibition. Accepted artists and artworks will be announced on June 8th. One month before the show.

**National submissions accepted, so long as the work can be hung/showcased in Vancouver on July 8-9 this summer.


HOW TO SUBMIT:

  1. Pay the $10 submission fee online below OR become an Artist Member.
  2. Email a MAX of 5 pieces to: elisabeth@thepurplestapler.com
  • Please include: an image of the artwork, its title, dimensions and price.

Back Alley Artists Night Submissions
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It's official! The 4th Annual Back Alley Artists Night is now accepting submissions! Got a new film you've been dying to screen? Taken a stellar photo or finished a new painting that deserves some attention? Send it in!

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Not a visual artist? Check out the filmmaker page! If you're a musician, please shoot our Artistic Director an email.