11 Aug 2017

Sweet Art

Pop-Up Carnival I, shown in our feature photo, was shot by the talented artist Anthony Redpath in an initially vacant lot in Port Alberni. He was inspired by ‘the swift transformation of this vacant mall building and parking lot into something colourful and promising.’ Redpath’s work is part of CANDY,

06 Aug 2017

Carson @ Harmony

“It’s exciting in that I’m-so-terrified kind of way,” says Anne Carson. “Let’s just say that nothing focuses the designing mind like a three-day trunk show happening next week.” Jewellery designer Anne Carson – our very first profile on Creators Vancouver – is one of the artisans who will be showing

04 Aug 2017

Vancouver Mural Festival 2017

Three days from now, on August 7th, the second annual Vancouver Mural Festival will start. Inaugural Year 2016 was a great success with its striking new murals, live entertainment and visitor hubbub. This year, there will be events and street art in both Mount Pleasant and Strathcona. The volunteer team are predicting that more than 100,000

11 Jul 2017

More Main Murals

Vancouver is busy gearing up for its second annual Mural Festival from August 7th to 12th. More than 350 artists submitted proposals and the committee has been working its way down to a short list. Once again, Mount Pleasant will be ground central. Vancouver Mural Fest 2017 In the meantime,

02 Jul 2017

YVR Dali

Salvador Dali. What are the first things that come to mind when you hear those words? Salvador Dali. Backs deep in the couch, neat white beard looming overhead, the freely associating people would offer up a lot of the same words: surrealism, moustache, melting clocks. A great student of Freud, Dali might

30 Jun 2017

Battle of the Food Trucks

Anyone who has been seduced by the seeming romance of the food truck lifestyle would have loved the movie Chef, great soundtrack included. It’s a tough way to make a living, but Vancouver is known for its abundance of food trucks, trackable around the city through various apps. If you want

25 Jun 2017

Brenna + Annie + Utility Box

Here are two more utility boxes that have been artfully wrapped by local creators as part of Vancouver’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program. First, at 4th and Cypress, is the work of Brenna (Beetle) Mackinder. Brenna graduated from Capilano University’s IDEA program and now works in town as an illustrator and graphic

23 Jun 2017

It’s Hard Being The Bard

Summer is here – let’s hope the sun has been notified – and the Bard is back on the Beach. Now in its 28th season, the Vanier Park Waterfront festival is still under the guidance of Artistic Director and Founder Christopher Gaze. From June through September, the talented Cast and Crew

16 Jun 2017

South Granville Art Walk

Tomorrow, on June 17th, South Granville will be holding its 6th annual Art Walk. It’s a chance to wander up and down Granville Street, pop into multiple galleries, listen to artist talks and nibble your way through different, local snacks. You can start south, at the Bau-Xi Gallery between 14th and

13 Jun 2017

Pictures From Here

There are not just pictures from here. These are pictures from artists who established our city’s reputation as a leader in photoconceptualism. This is the ‘Vancouver School’ that includes Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and extends to Christos Dikeakos, Fred Herzog, Sandra Semchuk, Cornelia Wyngaarden. These