Richmond’s artist-in-residence Keely O’Brien will be among the many hosts of Doors Open Richmond, a two-day affair to highlight the city’s arts, heritage and culture.
On Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 there will be 41 sites open to the public. Among them is Branscombe House, where O’Brien lives to conduct community art workshops.
She will display Walking Atlas, an installation of handmade maps of Steveston that document arriving in a new home and neighbourhood. As well, the maps pinpoint overlooked details of Steveston.
O’Brien’s overall work is to explore how Richmondites create and define home and community.
Walking Atlas will be available each day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4900 Steveston Highway.
Doors Open kicks off Friday, June 1 with an opening celebration at Seine Net Loft at Britannia Shipyards. There, according to the city, you may enjoy live music, light refreshments and family crafts and activities, all while overlooking the picturesque Fraser River. Self-guided tours of the Our Coastal Connection exhibit are available.
Among the many activity-laden institutions open to the public at Doors Open are: The Sherman Armoury, London Heritage Farm, BC Ambulance Station 269 (3999 Williams Road), Terra Nova Pollinator Meadow and the Olympic Oval.
Check out all the events and activities in the brochure: