STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show features small but affordable original work this Saturday

A “few” post-its from the 13th annual Post-It Show at Giant Robot 2.

Tiny art, big ideas: STICKY is an art show featuring over a thousand pieces of work by local and international artists on 3×3 inch Post-It notes. Presented by Hot Art Wet City, the show is one night only – tomorrow, Saturday March 30, beginning at 6 p.m. – at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave). Find out more below.

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STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show features small but affordable original work this Saturday

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Get ready for a weekend of interactive theatre, drunk science, paintings of kittens, and your choice of folk music or psytrance – and that’s just Friday! There is much in the works to tire out all the people training for the Sun Run well before Sunday. Good luck to all the runners out there from all of us on the sidelines and… from those of us soundly sleeping in.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Whether it rains, shines, or both (most likely) this weekend, the cherry blossom canopies are in full bloom and there is lots to do under them (as well as lots to do under a solid roof.) We’ve got Led Zeppelin and Nirvana cover bands, walks and a bike ride through the pinkest most flowery streets in the city, picnics, and a whole lot of art!

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrate the lunar calendar’s Mid-Autumn Festival with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Showing Up for Street and Graffiti Art in Vancouver

Urban Stormtrooper by Wrk(less). Photo by Ehren Seeland

Urban Stormtrooper installation by Wrk(less). Photo by Ehren Seeland

Weaving through the busy sidewalks of Granville Street, head bowed over a screen as I heed the Pavlovian ding of my incoming text messages, I retrieve a description of who to look for at the designated meeting spot on Hastings Street. “I’m out front with a bucket and pole. Hard to miss.”

It’s the tail end of summer and I’m fresh off an inspiring trip to the street and graffiti art mecca of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Now back in Vancouver, my resolve is focused on sourcing the best examples of urban art in the city.

Initially encouraged by the recent addition of the behemoth OSGEMEOS mural on Granville lsland by Brazilian artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, my quest turns a bit challenging as I glance down manicured streets lined with glass towers, with no trace of my target visuals in sight. That said, there is street and graffiti art in Vancouver – you just have to know where to look for it.

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Showing Up for Street and Graffiti Art in Vancouver

Street Art Exhibition Coming to Vancouver

Photo sourced from Hot Art Wet City

Photo sourced from Hot Art Wet City

Vancouver’s vibrant street art scene is coming indoors this month at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery on Main Street.

Five local street artists – whose stencils, graffiti and wheatpaste art have been showing up on city walls and alleyways for years – will step out of the shadows and showcase some of their best work.

Here’s a look at the talented Vancouver street artists profiled:

M.W. Bowen lives and works in Vancouver as an illustrator, painter and street artist.  His works have a strong element of social commentary and he has a keen ability to question norms and conventions through his art.  Says Bowen, “A great deal of art I see in galleries seems to be a winking match between artists and I believe strongly that this kind of work ostricizes the general public. I want to make art that is all-inclusive …”

Photo sourced from mwbowen.com

Photo sourced from mwbowen.com

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Street Art Exhibition Coming to Vancouver