15 Nov 2019

Eastside Culture Crawl

To get a real peek into the heart of Vancouver’s artist community, visit the Eastside Culture Crawl event this weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with 493 artists showing and selling their work over 4 days and 80 buildings, including 1000 Parker Street. ‘The largest of its kind in Canada,’ writes

10 Nov 2019

The Last SFM

i. I am Frances Dickinson: a textiles designer specializing in felt and dyeing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: Ideally, going for a run, perfecting my garden, heading to the studio to get my hands on some fabrics and playing with colour. iii. The name of our upcoming show

03 Nov 2019

Talking To Butterflies

As things move and change around Robson Street – this old store out, this new store in – it’s grounding to see this curious child and butterfly so immersed in each other. ‘Are you sure you want to delete this?’ is the work of prolific, talented Vancouver artist, I♥. “I

18 Oct 2019

Splash 2019

If you’re downtown today and can find a little spare time, head over to the Pendulum Gallery at 885 West Georgia. It’s the last day that the gorgeous works for Arts Umbrella’s Splash Art Auction will be on display in the lobby. ‘This fall marks Arts Umbrella’s 40th anniversary as

15 Oct 2019

Janna Hurtzig : First Pick Home Decor

i. I am a Textile based artisan, I work recycling cashmere, leather, denim and shearling to create Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: In my studio doing production or other show preparation, searching for textiles to recycle, or organizing my own market, First Pick Handmade.

01 Oct 2019

The Dominion Building

What inspired the Vancouver Fire Department to invest in a motorized aerial ladder? The mansard-roofed Dominion Trust Building, according to author Chuck Davis, or ‘Mr. Vancouver’, as he was known prior to his passing in 2010. With pride of placement across from Victory Square, the Beaux-Arts building was designed between

24 Sep 2019

Kelly Deck, Tommy Smythe + IDS

This weekend, from September 26th to the 29th, the Interior Design Show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It’s an exciting four days celebrating creators and design products from across Canada. Over the huge space, you can browse new products, listen to speakers, shop, and snack. The 2019 list

10 Sep 2019

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

It’s #1 on National Geographic’s City Gardens list. In their 2011 Secret Journeys of a Lifetime. 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems, the National Geographic team writes: ‘Some of the world’s most fascinating gardens lie hidden, like little-known oases, in the middle of busy cities. For the largest

01 Sep 2019

Kerrisdale Antique Fair

With fewer and fewer antique shops open across the city, here’s a chance to admire the artisanry of the past and the curatorial vision of today’s dealers. Sunday of this Labour Day weekend is Day 2 of the Kerrisdale Antique Fair – booth after booth set up nicely around the

23 Aug 2019

Her

You have two more days to head down to the Bau-Xi Gallery in South Granville to see Her: a beautiful exhibit from four women depicting women. Painters Darlene Cole and Vicki Smith showcase their work alongside photographers Barbara Cole and Virginia Mak. ‘The exhibition,’ we read, ‘seeks to provide a