17th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Every year, the Downtown Eastside community looks forward to the Heart of the City Festival. This year, more than ever, the Festival is highlighting the importance of local artistry, mandating to promote, present and facilitate the development of artists, art forms, cultural traditions, history, activism, people and great stories about Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Due to circumstances of the pandemic, the festival has been reimaged to facilitate the mandate on a smaller scale, with most events scheduled for online and outdoors. Continue reading:
17th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Vancouver Opera: A Digital Season Re-imaged for the Screen

Vancouver Opera announces a reimagined 2020–2021 season embracing digital content with diverse and high-quality series of programming marking their first-ever digital season. Continue reading:
Vancouver Opera: A Digital Season Re-imaged for the Screen

BC Culture Days Announces Expanded, Cross-Country Virtual Celebration of Arts & Culture

Sacred Circle Steppers by Mary Matheson

BC Culture Days, an annual Arts Event covering multiple artist disciplines, has announced its 2020 festival programming, offering art lovers an all-access pass to events taking place across BC and Canada, whilst also enhancing accessibility & diversity through month-long offerings of free, inclusive activities hosted in-person and online. Continue reading:
BC Culture Days Announces Expanded, Cross-Country Virtual Celebration of Arts & Culture

New Satellite Exhibition in Chinatown Exploring Chinese Immigration in BC

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) proudly present A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia in Chinatown, a temporary exhibition that is now open to the public.

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New Satellite Exhibition in Chinatown Exploring Chinese Immigration in BC

2020 Vancouver BIKEnnale/WALKennale Launches for August!

Pump up your tires and lace up your sneakers – the Vancouver Biennale is launching BIKEnnale/WALKennale!

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2020 Vancouver BIKEnnale/WALKennale Launches for August!

Vancouver’s Arabic Language Festival this December

By Masa Kateb

On December 18th, Vancouver will witness an evening of live Arabic music, poetry reciting, dance performances, storytelling and a peek into a rich culture from lands overseas with people from near and afar.

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Vancouver’s Arabic Language Festival this December

Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

By Nomi Chi

If you’ve ever asked around about talented tattoo artists in Vancouver, Nomi Chi is almost certain to have come up. The other-worldly storybook creature meets organic yet alien style of their work brings an endearing gentleness to sometimes grotesque forms. A tattoo by Nomi, to say it simply, is distinct. It’s no surprise that the Vancouver Opera, who has chosen boldly non-traditional art for the past several years, contacted Nomi to design posters for their 2019/20 season, which opens on Thursday October 17th.

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Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster