DiYVR: Monthly Artist Highlights at Bird on a Wire Creations


DiYVR is a weekly spotlight on all things handmade, done-by-oneself, crafted and hacked around Vancouver, featuring profiles of makers, event announcements, exhibits and general DIY fun. Know someone or something we should cover? Email me!

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A new shop called Bird on a Wire Creations opened up at Main and Broadway several months ago, and despite their mandate to carry items handmade within a hundred miles of Vancouver, it was only last week that I made it through their doors for the first time. To sum it up, it’s like a high-end indie craft fair all year ’round.

Thursday evening, shop owner Karen Unger-Strickland launched a monthly series of artist highlights. Each month, a different pair of artists will have their work featured in the shop’s windows, and a kick-off event with live music will be held on the first Thursday.

September’s artists are Rachael Ashe and Lori Dean-Dyment, both of whom attended the soirée, and singer-songwriter Jodi Doidge played a couple of sets.

I’m confident this series will grow to become a staple of accessible art in town, and that fills me with glee and gratitude. More photos after the jump.

Shop owner Karen Unger-Strickland (right) helps an attendee.


Artist Rachael Ashe (right) with her artwork.


Artwork by Lori Dean Dyment


Jodi Doidge