23 Jul 2021

Rory Doyle Mural

If you haven’t been downtown for a while, you might not yet have seen the striking new mural by Vancouver artist Rory Doyle for Vancouver Mural Fest. Doyle both creates his own work and runs Sefton Design Studio. In creating this colourful work at Burrard near Thurlow, Doyle was assisted

21 Jul 2021

Pier Gallery @ Silva Bay

Art, water, blue sky, boats. What’s not to like? Gabriola Island – aka ‘Isle of the Arts’ – has a newly expanded gallery to show off the work of its rich roster of local artists. The Pier Gallery is an Artists Collective located on the water side of Pages Inn

11 Jul 2021

Gulf Island Flower Stands

If your BC weekend travel takes you to the Gulf Islands, keep an eye out for roadside flower stands. Local farmers and master gardeners put together gorgeous, natural bouquets with fresh out of the soil sweet peas, dahlias, irises, gladiolas.. This sweet flower stand on Gabriola Island also features little

22 Jun 2021

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

As the city slowly opens up, Vancouverites are delighted to once again visit the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Garden. And right now, the garden is featuring a special exhibit: Rivers Have Mouths. Rivers have Mouths is part of the Solidarity Public Art program which celebrates local Indigenous and Chinese Canadian

18 Jun 2021

Jeffrey Milstein Above Paris

In his gorgeous 2021 book Paris: From The Air, artist Jeffrey Milstein describes what it is like taking photos from chartered helicopters as he flies over cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam. ‘It is a more difficult type of shooting from the air,’ he writes. ‘To achieve the

13 Jun 2021

Parasol

In Vancouver, we know a lot more about umbrellas than parasols. Forecast rain? No problem. Let me choose from my bouquet of battered umbrellas. Shelter from the hot hot sun? Um. Maybe I should bring a hat? Now, we have the fanciest of parasols at the Bentall Centre. Giant, glowing

04 Jun 2021

Punjabi Market Walking Tour

On June 7th, the 2021 Indian Summer Festival begins. Now in its 11th year, the roster of events includes a Self-Guided Punjabi Market Walking Tour. To learn more about this intriguing event, we spoke to Jag Nagra, whose many roles at the festival include being named 2021 ISF Feature Artist.

18 May 2021

Karen Kain’s Stamp

“I’m really an introvert and only an extrovert when I’m performing.” So says famed Canadian ballet legend, Karen Kain in a 2020 interview with the Globe and Mail. “I tend to not be drawing attention to myself unless it’s appropriate.” Like it or not, the profoundly gifted Kain has attracted

11 May 2021

The Drop

Does it rain in Vancouver? Who wants to know? Not if the past few days have been any indication. For those days when we forget our liberal skies, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers a steely reminder. The Drop is the blue steel creation of Inges Idee, a collaboration of four German artists: Hans

30 Apr 2021

While We Wait: Records Of Solitude

It is talented artist Kriss Munsya – born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, raised in Brussels, now living in Vancouver – who created the striking work in our feature image: ‘Dreams Tonight’. When Munsya presents this or other pieces from his 2020 ‘Highway Reflection – The Eraser’ series,