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one part art project, two parts social experiment, the main street studio was a 3 month pop-up designed to create a temporary space for the promotion and innovation of mixed media arts in northern bc. 


opening its doors on may 8th, 2015, the studio ran on a friday to friday schedule flipping every week to host a new concept or topic of conversation.

the main street studio

as host of the main street studio, Coates had the opportunity to work with local and visiting artists, musicians and makers to organize a range of exhibitions and related events in collaboration with local businesses and organizations. the goal being to simply provide the community with a platform upon which to showcase their work, to share their ideas and to connect with one another and the public.


featured in the fall 2015 issue of CanadianArt and Colleen Sharp's Art Beat below

The Main Street Studio - Hosted by Art Beat on CICK Radio Smithers
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