Cressey’s Revolving Door Infuses Community and Culture in Southeast False Creek
Cressey Development Group today announces the launch of Revolving Door, an initiative aimed at cultivating a further sense of community and culture in the bourgeoning Southeast False Creek neighbourhood.
With over 40 years experience of quality construction across BC, Cressey recognizes the importance of building community along with great homes. Between August and November 2014, Cressey will open up the doors of their new presentation center at Meccanica, located on the corner of East First Street and Quebec Street in Southeast False Creek, to host a series of seven intimate events, curated by local ‘residents’ – artists, entertainers and connectors within the community – who will transform the space to help tell their unique stories while raising funds for local organizations.
“We believe creating community starts well before the first owners move into their new home,” says Jason Turcotte, Vice President of Development of Cressey. “This is a pivotal time for Southeast False Creek to start to create an identity of it’s own. With Revolving Door, we hope to provide the community with a forum to help develop its character.”
Revolving Door’s inaugural event, ROVE, will take place on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 with seven additional events to follow, including:
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Initiated by up-and-coming artist Jamie Smith, ROVE is a gallery crawl that promotes local artists around Main Street. Drawing on response from the community, Smith’s exhibit, ‘Words to live by,’ will use visual art to depict the mantras that inspire our daily lives. Attendees are encourage to start at one of eight galleries and pick up a map and then “rove” around Main Street viewing local art at each space. For more information about Rove visit: http://www.jamiesmithstudio.com/rove/
Rightovers Home Cooks Celebration
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
RightOvers is a social impact start-up promoting better access to home-cooked food and is aimed at reducing food waste and increasing sustainable dining across the city. Recently launched by Todd Lajeunesse and Dylan MacDonald, as part of the Revolving Door series Rightovers will host home cooks at Meccanica for a night of food, wine and collaboration with the goal of connecting people who love to cook with those who enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Pooch Photo Shoot & Kids’ Pet Art Exhibit
Friday, September 19th, 2014
An avid animal lover and Vancouver-based artist, Monika Blichar regularly turns her dogs’ adventures into pet-loving art and is inviting the community to do the same at her one-day “Pet Portrait Fundraiser” hosted at Meccanica and facilitated by MAB Art Studio & Gallery. Along with a display of kid-created “pet portraits,” created at MAB Art Studio’s Summer Art Camps, the event will feature a pet apparel and accessory sale as well as light refreshments. Bring your pet down with his or her accessories, get a photo of your best buddy and support the North Shore Animal Welfare Society and Make and Break Arts Foundation.
Based in Mount Pleasant, a new non-profit arts organization known as Disturbingly Brilliant intends to animate arts events in the False Creek community and beyond. As part of Revolving Door, Disturbingly Brilliant will host a night of revelry featuring performers exploring the question: “What’s An Artist Anyway?” An opportunity for artists to share their creative process with audience members, the event will include a performance of “Aficionados”, an interactive one-woman show, along with a host of talented artists who reside in the Mount Pleasant area. Event attendance will be by donation with proceeds going to Disturbingly Brilliant.
Additionally, on July 24th, 2014, Cressey will open online submissions for local artists, entertainers and connectors interested in hosting their own Revolving Door event at Meccanica. Please visit www.cressey.com/meccanica/revolvingdoor-yvr for more details.
About Cressey Development Group
Cressey is a privately owned, fully integrated project development, construction, marketing and property management company with over 40 years of experience. With over 200 projects to date, Cressey has earned a reputation for constructing landmark developments of unparalleled quality, making them one of the regions most recognized and celebrated builders. The CresseyKitchen™, a prime example of Cressey’s forward thinking design is renowned for its functional walk-through layout, ample storage space, and sleek, seamless design.