Grandview-Woodland - Vancouver, BC

Entire Space
1500 SqFt
125 People

Events, Production

Retail, Meetings


Backspace is the Studio of Vancouver based artist Blake Williams. What began as purely a work space has evolved into a multi-use event space. While the studio aesthetic remains, the space can be transformed into a venue capable of hosting public and private events. Past events held at Backspace have included concerts, pop-up coffee shops, art shows and parties. Backspace is an environment that is constantly being created and recreated. Backspace is unique, with it's alley entrance, it's working studio environment and it's loyal fan base. If you have any ideas for what else Backspace could be, we'd love to talk to you.

The Backspace Family

Blake Williams
A local artist working primarily in public art along with occasional forays into graphic design and film-making. Blake was born and raised in Grandview-Woodlands and opened his first studio on Pandora street in the late 80's. He is currently living and working in a renovated industrial building that has come to be known as Backspace. Recently Blake has realized the opportunity that his studio could provide to the neighbourhood. A space that could promote the work of others and host interesting events for the local community.

Zana Williams
The daughter of Blake and the 5th generation to grow up in Vancouver's east side. While Backspace is Blake's studio, it is equally Zana's lab.
A place where she could put up jumps shots or skateboard on the mini ramp. She continues to use the space to screen print for her clothing company Kids In Van, build tables and throw events. Zana is an ex Utah State and UBC basketball player. Along with good friend Zara, they are the team behind the events Bingo Babes and Black Coffee Sunday held at Backspace.

The Space

Size: 1500 SqFt
Capacity: 125 People
Bathrooms: 2

Amenities & Features

Wheelchair Accessible


Daily: $500/day
Weekly: $1,800/week
Monthly: $5,000/month
Minimum Booking: 1-days
Security Deposit: $250
Cancellation Policy: View

Protected by $2,000,000 Host Insurance

Every booking on thisopenspace includes liability coverage, at no additional cost.

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