VANCOUVER DAZE VOL. 80: Gather Pop Up Shop in Gastown

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Volume 80: Gather Pop Up shop at 1 West Cordova (old Boneta space) in Gastown on July 27, 2012. Hashtag: #GatherPopUp. More photos available on Flickr.

Gather Pop Up Shop | 1 West Cordova, Gastown

Pop up shops are rapidly becoming all the rage. This is double for an intersection of art and commerce like Vancouver.

Gather Pop Up Shop | 1 West Cordova, Gastown

En vogue, artistic folk and the co-founder behind Cargoh set up shop in the heart of Gastown for a three day art and design fair last weekend, appropriately called Gather.

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Twenty hand picked local designers partnered with dangerously creative workshops (dubbled “Workshopaholics”) in taking over the local space for the weekend.

Gather Pop Up Shop | 1 West Cordova, Gastown

They aimed for mixture of creativity, collection, and most of all community with this artistic endeavour.

Gather Pop Up Shop | 1 West Cordova, Gastown

The theme was moving forward in a frontier of urban social space and design.

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There was a cavalcade of everything from fashion to food, popsicles to pottery, music to mixology

Gather Pop Up Shop | 1 West Cordova, Gastown

Roving forward, the packed downtown shop attracted all kinds of creative types with the ornate displays, ceiling mirrors, and lavish setups to promote work from local community.