August 15, 2020
Arts Office eNews :: August 2013

Blame it on the sunshine! The popularity of outdoor concerts, festivals, craft fairs and community celebrations has taken us to a whole new level here on the North Shore as our record-breaking summer of great weather continues.

Plus, momentum continues to build for North Shore Culture Days happening September 27, 28 & 29 in North and West Vancouver. With over 40 intriguing and free activities already registered, it will be a great opportunity for everyone to get 'up close and personal' with art and artists, and to catch a sneak peak of a whole bunch of creative places and spaces in our community.  Read on for details on how you can participate.

Check out the ON! events calendar for a full line up of arts and cultural events happening all summer long. Enjoy!

The Arts Office team,
Ian, Barb, John, Lori & Laura



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  • The afternoon coffee crowd at Delany's in Lynn Valley Village has been treated to some cool jazz this summer compliments of local guitarist Jim Soloway. A recent newcomer to North Vancouver, Jim saw the Call for Buskers on the Arts Office website and jumped at the opportunity. Hailing from Portland, Jim is the owner and creative force behind Soloway Guitars building high-end electric guitars for the past ten years. With the move north and the business winding down, Jim decided to switch his primary focus from making instruments to making music.

  • Artists for Conservation will offer an interactive wolf sketching workshop at the foot of Grouse Mountain. There's a Polynesian dance class at the John Braithwaite community centre; a guided tour of the Bosa Film & Animation Centre; or, maybe it's a 'Touch of Paris' that you've been craving.  North Shore Culture Days has something for the creative and curious in everyone! On September 27, 28 and 29, choose from over 50 events and hands-on activities in places and spaces across the North Shore.  All are free, fun and family friendly.

  • If you are hosting and event or activity for North Shore Culture Days event and it's already registered on the Culture Days website, it's also included in the event listings on the Arts Office/North Shore Culture Days webpage.  Plus, your event will appear in the North Shore News special North Shore Culture Days 4-page section in the September 25th issue.

    The deadline to have your North Shore Culture Days event included in the free or enhanced listings in the North Shore News is Monday September 9, 2013.


  • The 7th Annual Tsleil-Waututh Cultural Arts Festival takes place on Sunday August 18, 12noon-6pm at Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park and everyone is invited! Join in the celebration of Aboriginal cultures, community, and the Nation's inextricable link to its territory. It's an action-packed day filled with music and dance performances, demonstrations of ancient technologies, guided trips in traditional-style canoes by Takaya Tours, and traditional foods. Admission is free!

  • Location, location, location ... along with great music, unique art displays, and 'all that sunshine' is attracting crowds from far and wide to the City of North Vancouver's Concerts in the Square in Shipbuilder's Square.  A new addition to this summer's line-up is the first-ever Shaw Children's Festival featuring popular entertainers and local musicians in a day-long festival of of music, puppets, sing-alongs and dancing on Saturday August 24 from 11am to 5pm.

  • Jill Anholt, a North Shore artist whose practice is devoted exclusively to public art, has received commissions to create artworks in locations all across North America.  Her latest work, Lost Stream Found, located on Mt. Seymour Parkway at Apex Avenue, was commissioned through the District of North Vancouver’s Developer Public Art program for the Northlands Terrace project.  Rising out of a dry creek bed on the site, twisting and turning dynamically in the air before disappearing back below the surface, Lost Stream Found celebrates the resurfacing of a hidden stream’s journey.