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Illuminares Open Studio Workshops Coming to Trout Lake Community Centre

8 Jul


The Public Dreams Society will be presenting their Illuminares Lantern Festival and Procession on July 20th. This marks their 25th anniversary and to honour that they will be celebrating their theme “25 Light Years”.   Illuminares has been described as an iconic part of the cultural landscape in Vancouver and has been named ‘Best East Vancouver Festival’ by the Vancouver Courier newspaper. The Lantern Festival has something for all ages and is not an event to be missed.

Public Dreams Society will be conducting Open Studio Workshops at Trout Lake Community Centre starting this Saturday, July 13th, 2014. A Public Dreams artist will lead you through the steps to create various styles of lanterns which will include everything from a simple glass jar design to more complicated designs with bamboo and paper. Cost per lantern is $5.00 for small, $10.00 for medium and $15.00 for a large lantern.  Once you’ve paid for your lantern, you are welcome to come in as many times as you’d like to  work on your illuminated creation. Workshops will be held in the Ice Rink Lobby on the following dates and times:

Saturday, July 13th Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14th Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 15th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 18th 5:00 p..m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Illuminares Lantern Festival kicks off at Trout Lake in John Hendry Park with festivities beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the procession beginning at dusk. The event goes until about 10:30 p.m. This event draws over 20,000 each year and is sure to be a magical experience.

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