Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

Andrew James McKay, Large Entanglement, acrylic, ink+graphite on 36″ by 48″ panel. 2018.

Vancouver’s biggest free art exhibition returns May 4-19. The Emily Carr University annual grad show, aka The Show, features original works by more than 300 graduating art students from the world-renowned art school. Work is by graduating students from across the school’s degree programs, including Fine Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The work will be exhibited on all four floors of the campus.

Find out more about The Show below.

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Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

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

Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

Art director/visual development artist Alexia Tryfon will be a guest at this year’s Arbreakers Illustrators Market. Art by Alexia Tryfon, ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons’.

Vancouver is fortunate to be home to many animation, gaming, and movie studios. That means we have a lot of artists who work at those studios and, in their off-time, create their own porjects.

Now in its second year, ArtBreakers Illustration Market is a two-day exhibit of work meant to highlight work by some of these artists. This year, over 40 illustrators, concept designers, comics artists and illustrators, many based in Vancouver, will attend. Many will debut and sell original prints, books, shirts, bags and enamel pins.

The Market takes place at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Sept. 22-23 and is open (and free) to the public. Here are a few of the more than 40 artists scheduled to attend.

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Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

Renowned glassblower’s work featured in ‘deeply personal’ show

Naoko Takenouchi glass sculptures featured at The Spirit Messenger Show from Feb. 15-March 7 at VisualSpace Gallery.

Opening Feb. 15, the Spirit Messenger Show is a sculpture and art exhibition featuring work by Naoko Takenouchi.

The exhibit includes pieces familiar to fans and collectors of the renowned glassblower. As well, three large installation pieces are featured. The show runs at VisualSpace Gallery until March 7.

According to the artist, the Spirit Messenger Show is deeply personal and tells a story.

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Renowned glassblower’s work featured in ‘deeply personal’ show

Yoko Ono piece coming to Vancouver

Yoko Ono circa 1967. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection.

A 50-year-old installation by Yoko Ono is coming to Vancouver.

Mend Piece is an “instructional work… Illustrating Ono’s long-standing artistic quest in social activism and world peace,” according to presenter the Rennie Museum.

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Yoko Ono piece coming to Vancouver

Hot Art Wet City says Goodbye, Vancouver, with Bad People, and more

Folks at the 2016 CARDED! art party. Chris Bentzen/flickr photo.

Hot Art Wet City, one of the hippest galleries in the city, is closing. But there’s still plenty happening at the space on Main Street, at least until the end of this month.

From a final exhibit that features lurid, postcard-size art to the city’s most popular (and possibly only) amateur drawing night to an art-card trading show, Hot Art Wet City isn’t leaving quietly.

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Hot Art Wet City says Goodbye, Vancouver, with Bad People, and more

You want murals? Vancouver’s got murals!

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Murals are coming to Vancouver in a big way.

On Aug. 20, the Inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival will celebrate a series of new murals in the Main Street and Mt. Pleasant/False Creek Flats communities. The exhibition includes work by 35+ artists, both local and international.

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You want murals? Vancouver’s got murals!