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Free Family Day Fun At Western Front Saturday June 18th

1 Jun

FamilyDayWesternFrontLooking for some free family fun? Well you are in luck. On Saturday, June 18th the Western Front is hosting their first ever Family Day.  Established in 1973, Western Front is one of Canada’s leading non-profit centres for contemporary art and new music, producing and presenting visual art exhibitions, new music concerts and media art residencies. Their upcoming Family Day event will feature musical performances, curated screenings as well as hands-on art and music activities for all ages. You are invited to explore their facility and get those creative juices flowing which can be through drawing scores for guest musicians that will be on hand, or hat-making, cookie-decorating or a host of other activities they will have lined up.   The Western Front’s youth music program will showcase some of their compositions from the past year which we hear will feature everyday sounds interpreted through looping, beatbox, storytelling, hip hop, electronics, video triggers and of all things, cornstarch!   The Western Front is located at 303 East 8th Avenue and the fun begins at 12:00 pm and goes till 5:00 pm and again, it’s all free.

TOQUE At Western Front December 4-6

2 Dec

TOQUE2015You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. Proceeds from TOQUE support the year round art and music programs at Western Front.  The now 3 day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals1UP Caramels, East Van Jam, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics,  Simply Read Books, Strathcona Stockings, WarmAndDrift, Woodlot and many more. This event runs Friday, December 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair December 5th & 6th

4 Dec

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You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music.  The two-day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals, 1UP Caramels, Hives for Humanity, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Olla Flowers, Simply Read Books and WarmAndDrift and many more.   This event runs Friday, December 5th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 11 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

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

26 Sep

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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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