COQUITLAM — Focusing on kids, adults and everyone in between, Place des Arts is rolling out a series of events to celebrate the impending holiday season.
The Maillardville-based arts centre opened its doors Thursday to its annual Positively Petite exhibit, which highlights 2D and 3D miniatures created by more than 40 artists in a variety of media.
Among the returning artists are Carolyn Bruce, who specializes in tea-inspired jewelry, and Heike Kapp, who’s created flowers out of borosilicate glass.
Some of the new presenters include Louise Smith, Jessie Forman and Robi Smith, who produce embroidery on hand-painted silk, needle-felted wool bears and collaged postage stamps, respectively.
Also on display, but not for sale, is work by the late John Ostenstad, submitted for this exhibition by his daughter.
The exhibit runs until Dec. 21 in the Atrium Gallery.
The artisan shop, on the other hand, is currently serving as the home for Place des Arts’ popular annual Christmas Boutique. Running concurrently with the Positively Petite exhibit, the boutique is filled with locally made, handcrafted items of all shapes and sizes. Like Positively Petite, the boutique will remain on display until Dec. 21.