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09 Apr 2017

Creative Cities US

Which cities in the US do you consider to be particularly rich in the arts? Visual Capitalist, a Vancouver digital media company, worked with Homes to develop a Creative City Index to analyze just that question. In their overall results, New York placed first, with San Francisco, Seattle, LA and

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09 Apr 2017

Fusion Fritters

You will find splendid examples of fusion in Vancouver: in food, drink, music, art, fashion. Yesterday, we took cover from the rain – rain, rain, go away – with lunch at Minami in Yaletown. Minami – ‘a beautiful wave’ –  is the creation of Siego Nakamura, who named this second location after

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07 Apr 2017

Sakura Doughnuts

As you celebrate the Vancouver cherry blossoms, you might want to dash down early to Lucky Doughnuts to try a limited edition Sakura treat. They make a few each day and will stop this year’s bunch once they run out of ingredients. This ode to our pink streets is a Bismarck filled with

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04 Apr 2017

Capturing Vancouver

In a City of Glass, bound by mountains and sea, photographers will thrive. Photoconceptualism – or ‘The Vancouver School’ –  includes world-renowned artists like Vikky Alexander, Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace. Jeff Wall: Tableaux, Pictures, Photographs 1996-2013 gives us a vivid glimpse into Wall’s pioneering work in cinematographic re-creations. “Something

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02 Apr 2017

Why Do It? 9 Creators Weigh In

Few people will say that the full-time creator’s life is easy. There can be vulnerability in presenting your work, financial instability, waves of self-doubt, pressure to get a ‘real job.’ So, why do artists persist? We mined some of our Vancouver creator profiles from the last year for some insight: “It

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