Got Culture? Visit 440 Artists in 4 Days on the Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov 19-22

A creation from glass and jewellery artist Maria Keating. Sourced from culturecrawl.ca

A creation from glass and jewellery artist Maria Keating. Sourced from culturecrawl.ca

You’ve had your fill of pub crawls, dining crawls and desert crawls. So why not enjoy a heaping helping of culture?

More than 400 Vancouver artists are opening the front doors of their homes and studios for four days this month for the annual Eastside Culture Crawl. The uniquely Vancouver event, which sees art fans canvassing the city’s Eastside in search of bohemian gold, returns for another year, Nov. 19-Nov. 22.

Up to 25,000 people are expected to take to the streets for a fascinating, first-hand glimpse into the city’s creative scene. Once a gritty, blue-collar bastion, East Vancouver has blossomed into one of they city’s cultural hubs. In century-old homes and old warehouse spaces, hundreds of artists turn out everything from jewelry and sculpture to prints, avant-garde photography, furniture and carvings.  Continue reading:
Got Culture? Visit 440 Artists in 4 Days on the Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov 19-22

Public Art in the Great Outdoors – Downtown Vancouver’s Best Walking Tours

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Photo: R. Weiss

Lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street – Liam Gillick

Passionate about art? Love being outside?

Grab your umbrella and lace up your walking shoes! With Vancouver’s self-guided Public Art Walking Tours you can have the best of both worlds.  Great art isn’t just in our museums and galleries and fall is the perfect time to get outside and discover public art throughout the City. As the leaves change the splashes of red, orange and yellow create a natural backdrop to the many public art installations located in the downtown core.

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Public Art in the Great Outdoors – Downtown Vancouver’s Best Walking Tours

Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

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credit: Sonny Assu, artist rendering for Façade, 2015

FAÇADE 2015, a monumental projection mapping project and outdoor architectural intervention, is set to transform the Robson Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of Vancouver-based artists from September 4 to September 7, 2015.

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, this public art project will feature newly commissioned works by artists Sonny Assu, Ed Spence as well as the WALLPAPERS artist collective.

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Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation co-present FAÇADE 2015, Sept. 4-7

Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22

Green-breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Green-Breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Who hasn’t looked up at the sky and dreamed of soaring with birds? Liron Gertsman, a 14 year old Vancouver photographer, is making that dream come true in his own way while giving back to the birds that inspire him.

An avid bird watcher and photographer, this remarkable teenager has amassed a life list of 694 bird species. In the past four years, his photographs of these birds have attracted attention from local and national media including a feature on CBC’s daily news show, The National. Continue reading:
Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22

Hop through 16 galleries at South Granville’s annual ArtWalk

Michael Tickner's Drawn To The Light | Pousette Gallery |Photo from ArtWalk website

Michael Tickner’s Drawn To The Light | Pousette Gallery |Photo from ArtWalk website

It’s time for one of the most sophisticated block parties of the year.

This Saturday (June 20) is the annual South Granville ArtWalk. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect piece to hang above your mantle or are just curious about the latest in Canadian and British Columbian art, come on down: everyone is welcome.

Just south of downtown over the Granville Street bridge, the South Granville neighbourhood is an area of high-end boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. (The latter include the famed Vij’s restaurant, which is near the Stanley Theatre.)

Stretching over about 10 blocks, South Granville has the highest concentration of fine art galleries in Vancouver.

They feature a diverse range of art, including Canadian and international conceptual, European modernism and old masters, and photography. There are also two galleries devoted to First Nations and Inuit work.

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Hop through 16 galleries at South Granville’s annual ArtWalk

Vancouver Spring Break Family Activities: The Super-Saver Edition

Photo Credit: Jessica Lucia/Flickr

Photo Credit: Jessica Lucia/Flickr

Take a deep breath parents, Spring Break is here which, unless you’ve made plans to head out of town, means you need to conjure up some fun activities to keep your kids entertained. Unfortunately costs can really mount up over the holidays so we’ve tracked down some of the most fun but thrifty things that you and your family can do over the next two weeks.

From blowing off steam in the great outdoors and getting up close with wildlife in our parks and lakes, to exploring their creative side or even learning swordplay or how to crack a tricky case as a junior detective, there is something to suit absolutely everyone. Have fun!  Continue reading:
Vancouver Spring Break Family Activities: The Super-Saver Edition

Vancouver’s West End Amazes With Giant Pocky and World Class Art

Photo Credit: Matthew Presidente

Photo Credit: Matthew Presidente

Think you know all the West End has to offer? Think again. Sure there’s the stunning forest trails and seawall walks around Stanley Park, the aquarium with its cute sea creatures and educational programmes, and on sunny days, the trio of sandy beaches which wrap around the park are unmissable.

However, there are plenty of hidden gems in the West End that even some of the locals don’t know exist. From a dazzling blown glass sculpture by world-class artist Dale Chihuly and Canada’s only outlet of Malaysia’s favourite baked treat, to one of the most photographed crosswalks in Canada it’s all here, you just need to know where to look… Continue reading:
Vancouver’s West End Amazes With Giant Pocky and World Class Art