01 Mar 2022

Don Coltman Shoots 1940s Vancouver

Thanks to photographer Don Coltman, we now have 5,122 new photographs in the City of Vancouver archives. These join the more than 10,000 Coltman photos that already reside in Vancouver’s digital library. Don Coltman was a WW1 Canadian battalion soldier whose horrors abroad included being buried alive, and having a

27 Feb 2022

Anna Sarvira @ MOMA

Over two weeks ago, MOMA asked Anna Sarvira – a Ukrainian graphic artist and curator, based in Kyiv – to build a story about daily life in the Ukraine, when war was still ‘just’ a looming threat. “The city feels tense and anxious,” Sarvira told MOMA, “maybe because of the

20 Feb 2022

MRG Mackenzie Heights

Interview with Gallery Founder, Mónica Reyes … . i. Tell us a bit about Mónica Reyes Gallery. How long have you had your first site? What inspired you to set up there in Vancouver?  I have been working in the arts for about 20 years now in various roles, but

18 Feb 2022

Blanketing The City @ Winter Arts Fest

Happy Family Day Long Weekend! If you are looking for something different to do outside, Vancouver Mural Festival’s Winter Arts Fest is on until February 27th. Having launched in 2021, this is ‘a free, all-ages, outdoor celebration transforming downtown Vancouver into an open-air gallery featuring AR art, light installations and

15 Feb 2022

We Won An Anthem Award!

Woohoo! We are thrilled to announce that the Creators Vancouver website has won a Silver Medal in the Inaugural Anthem Awards.  🤸‍♂️ The Anthem Awards – a new sister to the Webby Awards – recognizes ‘the breadth of social good work (online and offline) around the globe by honoring the

13 Feb 2022

Love Lights @ Capilano Suspension Bridge

For those of you who are not terrified of heights – *sits down* – Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is known for featuring hundreds of thousands of Canyon Lights during the holiday season. And now, until February the 28th, the suspension bridge itself, the Cliffwalk, and the Chandelier will glow with Valentine-hued

04 Feb 2022

Love In The Rain

“The romantic gestures cause long-term heritage degradation and danger to visitors.” What could inspire Health and Safety officials from Paris – City of Light and Love, no less – to say such a thing? It was the engraved love locks that couples were latching onto the city’s Pont des Arts

01 Feb 2022

Lucky Clementines

Happy Lunar New Year! Prosperity, happiness, and good health to you as we usher in the Year of the Tiger. One of the most commonly offered symbols of good fortune and abundance is the orange, particularly of the clementine variety. Our lucky oranges come in the form of beautiful paintings.

28 Jan 2022

Got Craft Foodie 2022

If you’re lucky, you might have tasted those yummy lemon square samples at Granville Island. In 2015, co-founder Chef Dan Spratling told us that the much hunted-down lemon recipe travelled here with him from Australia. Courtesy, that is, of his mother. As he said: “I have to give credit to

18 Jan 2022

Hot Chocolate Festival ’22

Need to get out of the house and warm your innards? The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its 12th year, offers a delicious way to support local entrepreneurs, many of whom have had a tough past two years. It is also a fundraiser for Growing Chefs – which