Monika Blichar started the Art World Expo in 2009 to help bring the Vancouver artist community together.” I am the “Impresaria”; the one that recruits artists, handles the financing, hires staff and volunteers and also works with sponsors and affiliates. I do it all!” And what a wonderful job she does. This year Art World Expo took place at Science World attracting hundreds of viewers and local artists.
“I started doing it not only because I personally love the arts, but I also saw a need for someone to step into a role that would enable others to share their creativity with their community and online. We just finished the 3rd installment and are working on the 4th for May 2, 2014.” Blichar adds.
The event featured painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed media artists, jewelry designers, fashion designers and body artists. Vancouver Real HouseWives’ star Reiko MacKenzie was also present to host the Body Painting Competition.
All photos by Patrick King PK Media
Zara’s Wardrobe by Claudia Da Ponte
Zara’s Hair/Makeup by Kelsey Enegren