Capital G Creatives created a warm intimate space in a historical East Side building to launch a unique selection of local vendors (including Hugos Churros!), thumping DJ Dave Pugh and an extensive candy bar fit for King Henry VIII.
The Neon Art Party celebrated the collaboration between Andrew Hibbs, of Endeavour Neon (IG: @endeavourneon) and Canadian artist, Dana Mooney (IG: @danamooneyart).
Dana Mooney‘s background is in makeup artistry and interior decorating, but painting has been a common thread throughout her entire life. Now she is painting full time and loving every part of it. Her goal with her art is to create something beautiful and personal for the client and their space, combining elements of fine art and interior design while creating a seamless integration of something fresh, original, and dynamic to the interior space. To achieve this she uses layers of product including acrylic paint, ink, gold and silver leaf and often a smooth finish of epoxy resin. Her paintings may be familiar as they are available at The Cross in Yaletown.
Andrew Hibbs was 13 years old when he began pumping neon. That is filling them with the reactant gasses that give the illuminating signs their light and colour. This love of neon has continued with him learning to bend neon and is a career that is still going strong 16 years later.
Andrew is one of the few who are still bending neon by hand, as much of the industry has been mechanized. Customers have the ability to send Endeavour a design or even a phrase in their own handwriting and he brings it to life.
“I always liked to work with my hands. Ever since I was young I would always go fix stuff, would always be working on something,” he says. “This is all hands on. Everything is done by hand. Nothing is bent by machines or anything.”
Venturing out of your comfort zone with Capital G events
This off the beaten track venue consisted of 4 rooms over 3 floors including a stylish main floor area with calming succulent displays by Botany Living and lush bouquets by Flower Factory, delicious Hugo’s Churros (IG: @hugoschurros) with Nutella drizzle and refreshing Nectar Juicery samples.
Capital G’s guests were invited into a large dark vault with intimidating concrete walls to feast upon a gloriously divine candlelit candy bar before heading down to an all white room with adult beverage counter by Granville Island Brewery complete with glow sticks and DJ Dave Pugh spinning, then on to the lowest level to meet the artists and view the artwork.
Next time you are deciding what to do with your evening, we invite everyone to look for events out of the way, in venues you are not familiar with, in neighbourhoods where you do not frequent. Take a chance and step out of the ordinary and you may find yourself having an experience that is new with surprising elements to share with your friends.
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