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.

4 Responses to “Illuminares Open Studio Workshops Coming to Trout Lake Community Centre”

  1. what May 20, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Did you guys heard that dates have year part too? Based on your page, how do I know which year are you refering to?

    • createveinvan May 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

      Fair comment. We were trying to amend the theme so it would show automatically, but were unable and honestly we didn’t realize the site would gain the momentum it has and continue for as long as it has. We will be adding dates for 2016, so anything without is outdated. Thanks for your comment.

    • D Archer July 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

      Sadly, this festival is dead, dead,dead. It’s 2017, and there’s no indication of when this was posted. Dates/days don’t line up, so… please take this down or amend it so it doesn’t get our hopes up! We really, truly miss this event. Vancouver really is “No Fun City.”

      • createveinvan July 15, 2017 at 11:59 am #

        Yes, we are also disappointed that this event is dead dead dead and the date within does state 2014. BUT there’s hope. Trout Lake is doing a smaller scale event end of August, currently on our Events Listing, plus Still Moon Arts Society does an amazing event with lanterns mid-September. Recommend you watch for this one, don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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