Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week returns on November 28 to December 2

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week co-producers Joleen Mitton (R) and Pam Baker (L) have over 50 years of experience in the fashion industry combined. Photo credit: Brian Nguyen

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week (VIFW) returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2022 for its third edition, with the goal of rekindling joy in the face of grief. New collections from 32 Indigenous fashion designers from across Turtle Island (North America) will sashay the runway on models of First Nation / Métis / Inuit descent. Continue reading:
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week returns on November 28 to December 2

Eastside Culture Crawl Returns to Beloved Classic Format for 26th Annual Edition November 17 to 20

More than 425 artists will open their doors and welcome tens of thousands of visitors for the 26th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival, held November 17 to 20, 2022. The Culture Crawl is thrilled to welcome art lovers, Vancouverites, and tourists alike to rediscover its classic, in-person festival experience.

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Eastside Culture Crawl Returns to Beloved Classic Format for 26th Annual Edition November 17 to 20

Michelin Sets its Sights on Vancouver

Destination Vancouver is so excited to share the news that the MICHELIN® Guide is coming to Vancouver. Vancouver now joins Toronto as the only MICHELIN Guide destinations in Canada and among only seven in North America. Continue reading:
Michelin Sets its Sights on Vancouver

North America’s First Immersive Experience Focused on King Tut to Arrive in Vancouver this Fall

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. As the first Canadian city named to host the highly anticipated exhibition, Vancouver will welcome Beyond King Tut to the Vancouver Convention Centre East this October.

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North America’s First Immersive Experience Focused on King Tut to Arrive in Vancouver this Fall

Children and Youth Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery for Free Starting July 1

Jan Wade: Soul Power, Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery, February 2022,
Photo: Anita Bonnarens

Today, the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most innovative visual arts institutions, is thrilled to announce that, starting July 1, all children and youth 18 years old and under will receive complimentary admission to the Gallery. This initiative has been made possible by a generous $1 million gift from the April 1 Foundation of Vancouver and will be in place over the next five years as the Gallery prepares to move to a new building, planned to open in 2027.

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Children and Youth Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery for Free Starting July 1

Bill Reid Gallery Presents True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel

Photo: Carrielynn Victor

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel from June 15, 2022–March 19, 2023. Curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō), True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, whose expanding boundaries and embracing of contemporary styles and techniques are informed by personal and collective traditions of form, story, and place. The group exhibition explores a spectrum of colour palettes – from bright neons to muted ochres – and features painting on a variety of mediums, including canvas, wood, paper, sculptural forms, traditional basketry, as well as digital creations. Continue reading:
Bill Reid Gallery Presents True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel

The Innovative Youth Academy Ethọ́s Lab Opens First Physical Location in Mount Pleasant

Ethọ́s Lab held a community event over the holidays in December 2021, prior to moving into the new space in Mount Pleasant.

The innovative youth academy Ethọ́s Lab is moving into their first permanent home at 177 East 3rd Ave. and celebrating with a public block party on Saturday, June 18 from 10am–8pm. The Black-led organization has been offering virtual, STEAM-based education within an antiracist, technology-forward framework throughout the pandemic, and will now be able to add in-person programming. Continue reading:
The Innovative Youth Academy Ethọ́s Lab Opens First Physical Location in Mount Pleasant