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Vines Art Festival At Trout Lake Park August 17-19, 2018

8 Aug

VineArtsFestival2018-Lily-Cryan-Sirens-Promo5Vines Art Festival happens August 8 – 19, 2018 in various locations in Vancouver with a  number of the events happening at Trout Lake/John Hendry Park this weekend. This festival was created by Heather Lamoureux in 2015. Heather works with a young, vibrant and talented group of people to create this festival now in its 4th year. The inaugural festival was a one day event at Trout Lake Park run solely on a fundraised budget built with a strong vision, determination and volunteers. The second year they tripled their budget with support from the Vancouver City Cultural Service and their primary sponsor Mountain Equipment Co-Op. The third festival grew from a one day to a ten-day event in 7 of Vancouver’s public parks in partnership with Vancouver’s Artists in Residence program.

Vines was two missions in its creation, one to broaden the reach of artivism. Bringing the art, with its ability to inspire creativity and social change, out of the theatre or gallery and into community parks, paths, and trails making it accessible to all. Two, to direct local artists to create in relation to the earth – creating works at the intersection of environmental and social justice. The festival is a free public event that creates platforms for local artists and performers to create with and on the land, steering their creative impulses toward work that focuses on the environment – whether a deep love of nature, sustainability, or climate justice.  During the festival, they present a wide range of disciplines and cultures while acknowledging the festival takes place on unceded territories of the Musqueam and Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Vines Art Festival has a long line up of events happening this weekend which concludes with an Unsettling Ceremony with Sara Cadeau Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm.  To see the full line up of events, visit Vine Arts Festival.

Photo Credit: Vines Art Festival

Artful Sundays Happen In The Napier Greenway August 12th to September 2nd

1 Aug

Artful Sundays 2018 PosterArtful Sundays return to the Britannia Community Centre this summer.  If you aren’t familiar with this event, it is weekly outdoor visual art market which happens over 4 Sundays in the Napier Greenway.  The first event kicks off Sunday, August 12th from Noon to 5:00 pm and for the next 3 Sundays following. Each Artful Sunday brings a variety of local artists, workshops, artist demonstrations, live music and more. We see Clara Shandler, the Sidewalk Cellist will be on hand as will Wonky Clay Pots. Lots to do and see and it’s free to wander and take in the art that surrounds us.  The event takes place in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 pm each Sunday from August 12th to September 2nd.

Stone Soup Festival At Britannia Community Centre Saturday May 12th

9 May

Stone Soup 2018The Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 23rd Annual Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 12th.  This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks, seed swap, net making and Metis dance workshops, live music, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community. This is a free family friendly event that happens from Noon – 5:00 pm.

Artful Sundays at Britannia Community Centre

31 Jul

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Artful Sundays return to the Britannia Community Centre this summer. This is an outdoor visual arts market that begins Sunday, August 13th, 2017.  The event will run every consecutive Sunday until September 3rd. This event now in its 17th year and features local artists, workshops, artist demonstrations, live music and more. Some of the artists on hand include Sue Griese with ceramics, Hive Printing with screen printed clothing, Jen Conway with mixed media art, jewellery and accessories, Kirsten Brundin with her photography, Amy Lee with paintings and jewellery to name just a few.  There will also be live music each week throughout the day varying from week to week, but we hear that Clara Shandler, The Sidewalk Cellist will be on hand as will Russell Shunsky and Bud Kurz.   There will be workshops available each Sunday.  The event will take place in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 p.m. To learn about what’s happening on which date, we invite you to check out their Facebook page for updates, or stop by on any given Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm.

Eastside Flea At The Wise Hall Saturday, January 18th

17 Jan

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The ever popular Eastside Flea is back at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, this Saturday, January 18th.  Like past events, you will find an array of items from many local vendors. You can expect to find collectibles, records, antiques, vintage clothing, books, local artists such as RISH Jewelry with some handmade rings and, of course, so much more. The Flea gets under way at 10:00 a.m. and goes till 4:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Admission is $1.00.  If you miss it this weekend, the next scheduled dates at the Wise Hall are February 22nd, March 8th & 22nd and April 12th.

Art Garage Sale At Hot Art Wet City Saturday November 30th

28 Nov

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Would you like an opportunity to purchase local art for under $100?  If so, this Saturday is your chance. Hot Art Wet City is hosting an Art Garage Sale, 2206 Main Street (at 6th Avenue) with the works of 13 local artists including:

Andrea Hooge
Howard Penning
Charlene Vickers
Char Hoyt
Katie Wilson
Karin Vengshoel
Viktor Barkar
Shary Contrary
Cherry Thompson
Sean Karemaker
Mark Illing
Jackie Dives
Asian Dick

There is an opportunity to preview the work that will be for sale November 28th to November 30th  from Noon – 5 pm. The actual Garage Sale gets under way at 7:00 p.m. on November 30th. No early birds. Cash only. All work is under $100.

Artful Sundays At Britannia Community Centre Begins Sunday, August 11th

10 Aug

Artful Sundays 2013Britannia Artful Sundays is an outdoor visual arts market that begins Sunday, August 11th and will run every consecutive Sunday until September 1st.  This event features local artists, live music, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops, tea leaf reading and more. The event will be held in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 p.m.  Live music for the first Sunday will be provided by Backspin from Noon – 2:30 p.m. and Rio Samaya will be on hand from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The workshop this weekend will be “Scraps and Stitches” a sewing workshop with Karenza T. Wall.  Artists on hand this weekend include:

Kirstin Brundin – Photography

Sue Griese – Ceramics

Amy Lee – Jewellery

Candace Massey & Nikita Bates – Paintings

Tracy Matthews – Jewellery

Diane Wood – Cards, Dolls and Collage

For a full listing of all  the artists, musicians and workshops for all four Sundays, visit Britannia Community Centre.

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