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Art Battle: Yared Nigussu - Artist & Champion

I think I was born to be a painter. I don't know if I chose it but maybe art chose me. It is above me, beyond what I am. It's like eating, drinking –  so I need to paint.

From crowded arenas to the solace of his studio, artist and 2-time National Art Battle Champion, Yared Nigussu connects with the world around him through his highly expressive paintings. He engages viewers with his upbeat energy, genuine personality, and fast–paced painting style, which has elevated this rising star throughout the Canadian visual art community....Read more

Space To Create

Welcome to Space To Create, a fun new way to help you keep your resolution to make ‘making’ a priority this year.

Doodle or draw, paint or paste! We are excited to provide creative exercises offering you a small space for creative play....Read more

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Main + Hastings: Photographs by Ross den Otter

In his solo exhibition ‘MAIN + HASTINGS’, Vancouver-based photographer Ross den Otter documents street level views of Main Street and Hastings Street in Vancouver. Through his panoramic photographs, den Otter’s intent is to demonstrate the contrasts of use of the more diverse street blocks along these two arteries. Both streets are in the process of significant change, and house a mix of businesses and residential properties that could only exist in older neighborhoods, due to the grandfathering of permitted uses. These photographs offer a microcosm of the larger changes shaping the current and future developments of Vancouver and beyond....Read more

Denman Island Art Studio Tour

With 15 venues demonstrating diverse bodies of work by local artists, the tour offers a rare opportunity to peek into little-explored corners of the artist experience, and the island itself....Read more