The Dude Chilling Art Exchange in Vancouver, BC

The Dude Chilling Art Exchange in Vancouver, BC

Rachael Grad
Aug 5, 2013

During a recent move to a new home in Vancouver, British Colombia, Cheryl Cheeks wanted to purge some of her books and art.  Inspired by Little Free Libraries, she dreamed up the Dude Chilling Art Exchange, a place to take and leave artwork and other creations. 

When Cheryl took her art to a local book exchange she had such a nice response that she applied for a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation to make an art exchange. Cheryl's father, a retired carpenter, built the art exchange booth with mostly salvaged, recycled, and donated materials and the name is a nod to the Brewery Creek Community Garden in Guelph Park (nicknamed the Dude Chilling Park), where the exchange is located.

The Dude Chilling Art Exchange is a place to exchange "art supplies, music, poetry, short stories, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, and other creations." The community has responded so warmly to this art exchange that we wonder if there will be more popping up soon. Read more about the booth at Cheryl's blog Infinite Dive.  

(Image: Chris Kovacs via Infinite Dive)

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