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November 19, 2020
Arts Office eNews:: November 2012

Tis' the season to let the creative spirit move you!

In this month's eNews we want to help fuel your holiday spirit by letting you know about the wide array of special concerts, plays, exhibitions and artisan fairs that are happening throughout the holiday season right here on the North Shore.

We shine the Artists Among Us spotlight on a talented urban designer who works by day in the offices at the City and District of North Vancouver. Plus, we share news of a couple of upcoming shows, each of which fills a special niche in the local performing arts scene.

With creative, crafty and sustainable gift giving being all the rage, we've included some ideas for your holiday shopping list.  Consider giving the gift of a live show or concert, a one-of-kind craft, or an original piece of art. You'll be buying local and supporting North Shore artists in the process! 

Just think of the ON! event calendar as your holiday shopping concierge this season! Facebook and Twitter too. Please LIKE us and FOLLOW us and we'll make sure that everyone on your list gets the creative treatment!

The Arts Office Team
Ian, Barb, Lori and John

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  • Frank Ducote's mission as a Senior Urban Designer is to make the world a better place by being more sustainable, equitable, affordable, and even - dare we say - beautiful!  As a multi-faceted artist working in a variety of mediums, Frank brings a sense of curiosity and willingness to try new things to his work within the municipal framework. "Like art, if a city, building or plaza is considered beautiful it will be remembered and cherished. If cherished, it will last."

  • When it comes to holiday style, local and sustainable are the "new black" these days. And what better way to show off your own unique gift giving style than by purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork or crafts from local artisans? Or how about tickets to a cultural event or a subscription series for your favourite North Shore arts group? Read on for more holiday gift ideas that are light on the environment and rich in spirit!

  • North Vancouver's Cascadia Society provides a holistic program for people with developmental disabilities including work and recreational activities with a special focus on music and the performing arts. With the support and direction of an experienced team of creative support staff, Cascadia residents share their love of the arts with the community on a regular basis through cultural offerings such as their upcoming production of Hansel & Gretel.

  • Nothing makes a work of art more unique than a creative collaboration where the resulting work becomes greater than the sum of its parts. On Saturday December 8th, Creative Dominion in partnership with Presentation House Theatre, presents Launch Pad Mission 11 - An Evening of Dance highlighting works by local artists and choreographers.

  • Peer Assessment represents one of the Arts Office's most important core values. In order to decide which arts and cultural organizations will receive a grant, the Arts Office is guided by recommendations received through a peer jury review. Every year, the Arts Office seeks out individuals that are familiar with arts and culture on the North Shore, and that will bring to the table knowledge and experience in different fields of artistic and creative practice.