SNAP is on the move!
We’ve been through tense and divisive Provincial and Federal elections, massive climate strikes and marches have happened all over the country, and SNAP Gallery & Printshop have had to fast track plans to relocate to a new facility with less than 12 months of planning and implementation. These are potentially fragile times for our Artist-Run Centre, but perhaps that has always been the case and we took a few recent years of stability for granted. Nonetheless, SNAP is on the move once more, relocating to its 4th location in just under 40 years. Assuming a smooth course ahead we’ll be open in our new space in March 2020 and look forward to sharing many more fragile years with our SNAPline readers, brilliant publication contributors, members, and print artists everywhere.
We need your support. Renovations are now well underway, turning two empty commercial bays into the well-built space we’re envisioning. In total, renovations and moving costs will be $300K dollars. We’re calling on our supporters to help us raise 1/3 of the costs.
To donate, please visit: snapisonthemove.com.
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In Spring 2020, SNAP moves into its forever home — an expanded 6,000 sq. foot space on 115th Street and 105th Avenue in the Queen Mary Park neighbourhood of Edmonton. Real estate developer Gather Co. has graciously offered SNAP a 20-year lease with fixed rates, securing a home for Alberta print artists now and in the future.
The new facility will bring SNAP Gallery and Printshop under one roof, increase our exhibition and programming space, introduce multi-use spaces including a classroom and meeting room, and grow our capacity for artists’ studios. In so many ways, the new location will allow SNAP to serve more print artists, the art curious and art lovers for decades to come.