Vancouver Artists Fight to Protect a Colourful Piece of the City's Art History

Carole Itter drags her shopping cart over gnarled roots and slippery rocks along the uneven oceanside trail leading from the little blue cabin on Vancouver’s North Shore to her car, a duck decoy inside the little buggy. Ms. Itter, 75, is slowly emptying the cabin where she and Al Neil have been making art and music for decades. They received an eviction notice from Port Metro Vancouver in the fall with a Jan. 31 deadline to vacate, and a demolition permit has been issued for Feb. 1. Now a number of prominent players on the local art scene are working to save the little cabin that tells a big story about Vancouver’s history. The waterfront area was once home to a number of squatters – many of whom were artists, including the author Malcolm Lowry …READ MORE

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