Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Arts in Parks: Vancouver Field House Residency program

Family Day workshop by Cloudscape Comics Collective Photo Credit: Cloudscape Comics Collective

Family Day workshop Photo Credit: Cloudscape Comics Collective

Did you know that you can learn about the basics of comics drawing or traditional Aboriginal weaving after, say, a game of Frisbee or a picnic with friends in a Vancouver city park?

For the last two years, Vancouver artists and art collectives have moved into local field houses and park buildings in a city initiative that provides free studio space to Vancouver arts groups in exchange for community-based art outreach and programs to the public.

In 2011, two field houses were granted to two artists groups, in 2012 seven more parks-based spaces were opened up to artists, and most recently four other artist residencies started their community-focused programs in city parks.

Over 50 artists (solo or collective) work out of Vancouver field houses (former resident care-taker accommodations), park facilities, marinas and community centres from Slocan Park to West Point Grey Community Centre. The program accepts new artists each year by putting out a call for proposals to Vancouver’s vibrant arts organisations.

Some of the field house arts projects include work by: weavers, theatrical troupes, bird-loving designers and comic artists. Here’s a quick glance at some of Vancouver’s 13 field house artist residencies. Continue reading:
Arts in Parks: Vancouver Field House Residency program