07 Jan 2022

VPL Recording Studios

Do you have a digital project that you would like to take to the next level? Podcast, video or audio-recording? First episode of your new YouTube series? Check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab. It’s 7,500 square feet, it’s stocked with the latest recording technology and it’s free for use with

02 Jan 2022

Vancouver Reads Through It

Have your reading and watching habits changed during the last two years? If yes, are you more likely to dive in and learn all you can about each new horror as it arises? Or does your waking and sleeping brain yearn for some light-hearted escape? Overall, what did Canadians –

31 Dec 2021

Mystery Portraits

This week, City of Vancouver Archives posted an intriguing portrait of an unidentified man from the early 1920s. It made us wonder how many other such unnamed portraits sit in our city vaults. As it turns out: lots. Who are these unidentified people? What were their life stories? Our header

07 Dec 2021

Travelling Sistine Chapel Exhibition

“Ssssssh.” “Sssssssh.” Having been enticed by the beauties of Rome, exhausted by the lines outside the Vatican, and stunned by the sculptures within, the crowds start to burble as they push their way into the Sistine Chapel. “Woah!” “Regardez!”  “Venga!” When –  in the face of Michelangelo’s four and a

05 Dec 2021

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the this fountain then that as he strolls by. Give those pipes and pumps a break when the Sun King is out of sight. But, the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be

28 Nov 2021

Legendary Student Art Sale @ ECU

Are you interested in discovering some of Vancouver’s up-and-coming artists? If so, today is the last day to check out the 2021 Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr University. Emily Carr, founded in 1925, has a long list of artist alumni – count the acclaimed Stan Douglas and Sonny

12 Nov 2021

Eastside Culture Crawl. Tiffany Blaise

The Annual Eastside Culture Crawl starts tomorrow – this weekend by appointment, November 18th to 21st with safety-compliant, open studios. Now in its incredible 25th year, this year’s Crawl features more than 400 artists over 60 buildings. 25th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl . We’re delighted to talk to one of

22 Oct 2021

Latin American Heritage Month

If you walk east from the Granville Island Food Market, you’ll see a beautiful installation: Altar de Muertos. Erected for Latin American Heritage Month Festival, this altar is created for Día de Muertos, a celebration in memory of those who have passed. The Altar de Muertos is scheduled to be

29 Sep 2021

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre In Whistler

The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation falls tomorrow, on September 30th. As we read through the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s Instagram: ‘Thursday, September 30th is now a federal statutory holiday to recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Everyone is encouraged to reflect on the intergenerational

24 Sep 2021

Strawberry Fields Forever

‘My little mushrooms dance by the sound of Strawberry Fields Forever with the mountains that surround the city as a background.’ So writes artist and  designer Dimítria Elefthérios in an Instagram post where she is standing by the South Granville artwork she designed pre-Covid. Located at 11th Avenue and Granville,