The Art Party began as a promotional campaign for the Main Art Drift – local small businesses supporting local artists on Main Street, Vancouver in 2010.
Today, The Art Party is a social networking community and endorser of Earth Charter® principles for a just, sustainable and peaceful planet. We are a few human and robot volunteers.
The Art Party members like to go to Vancouver Happy Hours before attending Vancouver art openings, mostly Thursday evenings, and occasionally on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
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The Art Party started as a Facebook Group in 2009 to promote the Main Art Drift, an annual event of local small businesses supporting local artists along Main Street, Vancouver. The Art Party’s buy local post was shared 615 times and liked 64 times on The Art Party Facebook network. This inspired the tagline:
“Buy Local to Support Local Artists”
Today, The Art Party is a social networking community and endorser of Earth Charter®. The Art Party will leverage its +10,000 social media contacts to disseminate the Earth Charter and raise awareness in our local community. The Art Party will collaborate with Earth Charter Partners, Affiliates and with other organizations that have endorsed the Earth Charter in our region. We intend to inspire our members to spread the sustainability vision articulated in the Earth Charter® in Metro Vancouver, such as Vancouver Local Foods.
Liza J. Lee is a visual artist and marketing professional. Her experience includes over 50 small businesses, corporations and events since 2001 to support our local economy. Liza is a Google Local Guide Level 6 – providing photos and reviews of local businesses, starting in East Vancouver. This resulted in over 2 million photo views after 8 months of posting hundreds of photos at art events.
Kevan Seng provides live painting competitions events in Vanouver for local artists through Golden Brush Art and is an art gallery owner focusing on Canadian artists at Capulet Art since 2008. He is also the youngest President of Chinatown Lions Club twice.
Phil (Grant) Collins is a landlord of Gallery Apartments and emerging art collector. He has also owned and sold several businesses in Canada and internationally over several decades.
Bob Garlick has been shooting all over the world for over 40 years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today.
“I was a speaker at an event that Liza organized. From the moment we started working together she was extremely professional and went above and beyond to ensure the event was a success. Her leadership and organizational skills are exceptional. Liza is a dedicated, results-driven marketer who works hard to build mutually beneficial relationships with everyone she works with. I highly recommend working with Liza on your next marketing or event project.”
Mirey Faema, Owner, Changemaker Marketing
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Liza. She over delivered on both of the projects that she helped us on, including bringing to our fold a number of investors and media contacts that we had not considered.”
Mike Nabavi, MBA, Owner, Tribe Space
We’ve produced and promoted over 20 of our own local events for creatives and changemakers on The Art Party Facebook Page and The Art Party Facebook Group. We chose Facebook as the main platform to promote networking events, as it was the dominant site in social networking in Canada where 86% of social networkers have a profile with Facebook.
In addition to The Art Party Facebook Page for Facebook Ads, The Art Party Facebook Group allowed us to funnel our Facebook Friends into a “smaller space” for social networking and promotions. These Members support the arts in Vancouver, including live painting entertainment events. We’ve shared and promoted over 400 live local art and music events on The Art Party Facebook Group since 2010 to help build our community.
As a Google Local Guide Level 6, Liza has been providing photos and reviews of local businesses, starting in East Vancouver! This resulted in over 2 million photo views after 8 months of posting hundreds of photos at art events and more. The appreciation from local business owners has been uplifting for making a real impact in our local community. Google founders are real philanthropists and they want to help the “little guy”, not just big advertisers with their Google Local Guide program.
What is Google Local?
Google Local started off as Google Maps, then Google Places and then Google Plus Local. Recently they removed all the names, focusing on the current name Google Local. It has two purposes: to help business owners increase their online visibility and to help people find and review businesses in their local area. Google does this to improve the user experience search for local businesses. The photos are taken and uploaded to Google Local from a smart phone and Gmail account.
Smartphones capture a lot of information about each photo snapped, including the camera’s settings at the time and place the picture was taken called “metadata” and it is stored within the image file itself. This way, Google Local is able to verify the longitude and latitude of a local business from smart phone photos. So that means, Google Local Guides must be physically local.