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  • May 25 - July 08
    Presentation House Gallery is pleased to announce Phantasmagoria, a group exhibition showcasing new works by emerging artists from Vancouver. Like the perceptual trickery of the eighteenth-century magic-lantern projections from which the show takes its name, the artists in this exhibition exploit the deceptive illusionism of camera images. Their photographs, moving pictures and sculptural works explore the elemental qualities of the photographic at a critical and historic moment of change for the medium.

    Opening Reception: Thursday May 24, 7pm
  • May 30 - July 24
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to present artists Meghan Carich and Thom Harvey Kline at the District Foyer Gallery.

    Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
  • June 06 - July 28
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking artists for a themed exhibition called “Sans Brush” that will take place Sept 28 – Oct 20, 2012, at CityScape Community Art Space.
  • June 12 - August 31
    Have you noticed the colourful knitted tree on Lonsdale outside the North Vancouver Community Arts Council? Want to participate in creating and installing yarn bombings such as this? Well it’s not too late to get involved in this exciting project! The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents TAG... You're Knit! a Yarn Bombing project in North Vancouver.
  • June 20 - August 14
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to present works by artist Druh Ireland. Kindergarten recklessness meets abstract expressionism, Druh's paintings are modern and industrial with a rugged peacefulness.

    Opening Reception: Sat, Jun 23, 2:00-4:00pm
  • June 22 - July 14
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Slippage, an exhibition about the difference between the expected and the actual. Three accomplished artists explore this with paintings, sculptures, and installations.

    Opening Reception: Thursday June 21, 7-9pm
  • June 22 - August 25
    A wide variety of North Vancouver artist Suzy Wilson's art will be on display for two months this summer at the Gropps Gallery Collective in Vancouver. Suzy's art includes paintings, inkings, drawings, collages and sculptures.
  • June 22 - July 01
    In partnership with the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival the North Shore Jazz Festival returns for its 11th year with a fresh array of musical treats. Free outdoor events at Civic Plaza and Jack Loucks Court with Vince Mai and his high energy Latin beats; New Orleans Ale Stars; and Andrew Collins and his string trio.
  • June 26 - August 06
    Works by selected Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award Recipients. The exhibition focuses on works that involved the use of heat and fire in the process of their creation. We are exhibiting a concise collection of ‘fire works’ of enduring beauty and excellent design, created by craftspeople, each with their own particular approach to their medium.

    Opening Reception Tuesday June 26, 7-9pm
  • July 03 - August 03
    Art Mania is offering five week-long summer art camps for K-7 kids that include sculpture, cubism, mosaics, still life and playtime! Summer art camps for K-7 kids at St. David's United Church, Taylor Way. Local, convenient, affordable fun - kids learn fine art techniques and make great pieces to bring home!
  • July 06 - August 24
    Live in Lynn Valley is a free outdoor concert series, featuring many local artists performing great live shows in an outdoor venue. Shows take place in Lynn Valley Village (corner of Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway) every Friday throughout July and August.
  • July 07
    Treat yourself to some new art! We are a community of artists who open our studios on the first Saturday of every month. Come by and see what we create. The first Saturday of every month.
  • July 09 - August 31
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is pleased to offer weekly half day and full day summer camps for kids age 6-10.
  • July 13
    These two contrasting and excellent choirs from Australia and Kenya are fresh from their participation at the International Choral Kathaumixw. This will be an exceptionally spirited concert!
  • July 16 - August 24
    Presentation House Theatre is proud to offer a range of theatre-based summer camps for kids aged 9-12 and individuals 13+. From performance, to writing, to stilt walking and mask making and even Professional Theatre training, PHT supports Life Long Learning this summer.
  • July 21 - July 22
    Come admire the talents of local artisans and crafters while they display their unique, hand-crafted items for sale. There is an assortment of artisans at each craft fair, offering an abundance of different wares as well as live music. Items for sale include hand-crafted jewellery and metal work, wood toys, purses, pottery, original artwork and photographs, home décor and more.
  • July 28 - July 29
    Caribbean Days celebrates its 25th anniversary with a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar attracting crowds of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver's Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.