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Broadway East Art Walk Community Film Festival Saturday October 11th

10 Oct

CommunityFilmFestivalOct.11The folks at Broadway East Art Walk will be hosting their second annual Community Film Festival on Saturday, October 11th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at 303 8th Avenue. You are invited to come celebrate the places and stories that make our neighbourhoods unique and see them unfold through the screening of local short films. You will experience a wide range of locally made films in a variety of genres, ranging from documentary to music videos and experimental films. The event is free but an RSVP is required which you can do via this link at Eventbrite. If you would like a run down of the all the films that will be showing, visit Broadway East Art Walk.


AND for something else artistic, fun and environmentally friendly, the Broadway East Art Walk will be collecting broken umbrellas to upcycle them and create the Mount Pleasant Canopy Project. If you wish to get a sense of what this type of project ‘could’ look like check out these great displays in Agueda, Portugal. You are asked to bring your broken umbrellas to the Community Film Festival. You can also leave the umbrellas at the front desk of The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E Broadway, during their normal hours Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This is another great community project funded by the Vancouver Foundation through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program.

Umbrella Photo: Flickr user pmtnagueda-portugal-umbrella-sky-project-woe7-690x518


MetamorFest Community Festival in Mount Pleasant September 27th

25 Aug


You are invited to Metamorfest, 800 East Broadway, on Saturday, September 27th from Noon – 6:00 pm.  This is an annual community festival that celebrates the diverse Mount Pleasant community. They will showcase all the best aspects of this neighbourhood including the local businesses and organizations that strive to make this a great neighbourhood.  The festival will take place on two street blocks: one north of East Broadway on Fraser Street to Sahalli Park and one south of East Broadway on Prince Albert Street. Connecting the two streets on East Broadway will be an art walk brought to you by the Broadway East Art Walk. The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House will also be hosting activities inside their building on the corner of Broadway and Prince Albert Street. Likewise, the Broadway Youth Resource Centre and Vancouver Native Housing will do so in their brand new building on the corner of Broadway and Fraser.

Metamorfest will have live music on 3 different stages, an art walk, and many activities and booths for children, seniors, and everyone in between. Organizations and businesses have booked booths that will line each of the streets. Each booth will also have an activity to go along with it. There will also be a Silent Auction going on throughout the event which include some fantastic donations.  Or you can come and enjoy a workshop on Zumba and Laughter Yoga or just check out all the great things that Mount Pleasant has to offer as you wander the streets and listen to great local artists and bands. For those that get hungry, there will be a couple of food trucks on hand on day as well as a BBQ provided by Buy-Low Foods.  Everyone is welcome to attend this free event that is fun for all ages.


MetamorFest Montage

Free Short Film Workshop August 23-24 In Mt. Pleasant

11 Aug

ShortFilmWorkshopBroadway East Art Walk is hosting a new project with a view to empowering members of the community with valuable skills to create neighbourhood pride through short film.

Three experienced film mentors will be leading a free 2-day short film workshop August 23rd and 24th at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E Broadway. They will provide participants with the basic skills needed to make their own short film. The aim of the workshop is to expose people with little or no prior experience to the tools and methods required to produce a short film. They do, of course, hope participants will consider submitting their short film to the Community Film Festival which takes place in October.

Anyone from the general public is invited to review the film mentor profiles at Broadway East Art Walk and apply to participate by filling out the 2014 Film Workshop Participation Form. Note that although not everyone will be accepted to participate in the workshop, their goal is to record the sessions and make them available to the public on their website. Preference will be given to applicants who work, volunteer or live in Mount Pleasant. Applications will close by August 15th and decisions will be communicated by August 17th.

Workshop Outline

  • Saturday, August 23 (9:30 am-3:00 pm)
    • Story
    • Script
    • Equipment
    • Shooting
    • Lighting
  • Sunday, August 24 (10:00 am-2:00 pm)
    • Editing
    • Sound
    • Screening your film

Broadway East Art Walk Returns Saturday July 12th

6 Jul


The Broadway East Art Walk returns Saturday, July 12th to the Broadway corridor.  Art work by local artists will be on display July 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are not familiar with the Broadway East Art Walk, the vision of organizers is to transform the stretch of Broadway between Price Edward and Price Albert through community engagement and art. All events are open to the public.  The artists and where they will be located are set out below:

425 E Broadway (Andrew Sheret – Outdoors)

490 E Broadway (Teamsters – Outdoors)

452 E Broadway (Large chain-link fence)

2474 Prince Edward (Indoors at St Michael’s Hall and Front Lawn)

While in the neighbourhood, be sure to check out the juried outdoor art exhibition which will be taking place at the same time at the Brewery Creek Garden at Dude Chilling Park, courtesy of the Dude Chilling Art Collective.

Barter Market and Free Movie Night Wednesday April 16th

14 Apr

BarterMarketMidtown Experiment and Broadway East Art Walk are gearing up for their next event which I might add is FREE.  First up is the Barter Market which will be held at the Midtown Experiment at 585 E. Broadway. Do you have extra things to get rid of or services you’d like to offer in exchange for some goods? If so, bring the items you wish trade to this week’s Barter Market. You are welcome to bring books, clothing, seeds, seedlings, art, services or whatever else you wish to share.  You are invited to come down and be a part of Vancouver’s sharing economy.  The Barter Market gets under way at 6:30 pm.

Next up is a free screening of the documentary People In Motion which is about Parkour. Parkour is an art that encourages people to think differently about their environment and experience it in a new way. As seats are limited for the movie, you are encouraged to bring a folding chair if you have one, or a blanket or coat, as the space can get a bit cool.  The movie runs for one hour after which the Barter Market will continue until 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.  You are asked to RSVP via Eventbrite.

Broadway East Art Walk And The Midtown Experiment March 21 – 23, 2014

20 Mar


The Broadway East Art Walk in collaboration with the Midtown Experiment will be hosting a variety of art and community oriented activities March 21st –March 23rd in Mount Pleasant. The event will help raise funds for upcoming activities this summer including an art walk, a community film festival and public art installations. Art work by local artists will be on display beginning Friday, March 21st and will be available for viewing over the weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A grand opening for the art exhibit is planned from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by Weirdeaux starting at 9:30 pm.

A few Pecha Kucha inspired presentations and short film screenings featuring speakers from Papergirl Vancouver, Dude Chilling Art Exchange, Hot Art Wet City, the Drift, Vancouver Cycle Chic and more will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The film screenings will continue on Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00 pm.  A community information fair will take place on Saturday, March 22nd between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. featuring various community organizations including Papergirl Vancouver, 100 in 1 day Vancouver, the St George Rainway Project, Vancouver Farmer’s Market and the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House to name a few. The community fair will continue on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m.

If you are not familiar with the Broadway East Art Walk, the vision of organizers is to transform the stretch of Broadway between Price Edward and Price Albert through community engagement and art. All events are open to the public.  Note: RSVPs are required for the grand opening, film screenings and Pecha Kucha talks. You can RSVP by visiting their Facebook page. A $5 per person donation is suggested to attend individual activities.  Events take place at the Midtown Experiment located at 585 E. Broadway (at Carolina) with the grand opening kick off on Friday March 21st at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the upcoming activities, visit their website Broadway East Art Walk.

Mount Pleasant: Metamorfest, Broadway East Art Walk & Robson Park Clean Up Sept. 28th

26 Sep


Lots to see and do in Mount Pleasant this Saturday. First off, Metamorfest presented by the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House gets under way. This is an annual Harvest Festival showcasing arts and culture in the lively, vibrant, and diverse neighourhood that is Mount Pleasant. The day will include live bands featuring a wide array of local talent. There will be face painting, henna, a play for children, food and much more. Come down and check out the festivities which begin at Noon and run till 6:00 p.m.

While in Mount Pleasant, take in the next installment of the Broadway East Art Walk. This group of passionate community minded individuals have come together to bring you art in unexpected places and have married businesses with local artists.  You will find art along the Broadway stretch from Prince Edward to Prince Albert. For a complete listing of artists and locations, visit Broadway East Art Walk. The event runs from Noon – 5:00 pm with short film screenings at 7:00 pm at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC.

If you feel like helping out your community and cleaning up a neighbourhood park, Moksha Yoga East Van is organizing a clean up of Robson Park located near Fraser & Kingsway.  Meet up time is 11:00 am by the playground and runs till about 12:30 pm. A picnic will follow afterwards. To sign up, contact Moksha Yoga East Van.  Kudos to them for undertaking this initiative and helping keep our parks green and clean!

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