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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

4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant September 15th

10 Sep

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The 4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival is happening this Sunday, September 15th in Mount Pleasant. This family friendly event is hosted by the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area and will celebrate the shift in seasons. The event will also focus on attitudes towards sustainability, urban gardening and healthy living within the community. The festival takes place on Main Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue including the laneway one block west of Main Street and Broadway. There will be many interactive booths, a farmer’s market, children’s activities, local vendors, live music, handmade crafts as well as free popcorn and cotton candy. The Autumn Shift Festival  is a green event and will provide festival goers with a B.E.S.T bike valet, water fountains and recycling options led by a volunteer  “Green Team”!  Last but not least, there is a Smoking  Sausage BBQ Cook-off at 2:00 p.m. and a BLIM Fashion Show at 4:00 p.m. Festivities get under way at Noon and run till 6:00 p.m.

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