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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2015

2015 New Spring Plein-Air Blossom Sessions

The 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s (VCBF) Plein-Air Session will be an exceptional celebration of beauty in the city, with participants painting outdoors, searching for the colours and majestic images of the cherry trees in bloom this spring.

The Plein-Air Session is an opportunity to open our eyes, and with our full senses discover the richness of the world always present. It is a time to break away from seclusion and be inspirited by the beauty that surrounds us....Read more

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PULSE :: Paintings by Jessa Gilbert @ the Charles Clark Gallery

Echoing the first signs of Spring emerging from the grey of winter all over town, this show is bursting with movement and energy.

Using colour, shape, and line to create rhythms that emphasize change, the artist captures an expression of motion and the way in which objects and figures move through space and time.

Exhibition on February 26th through March 26th. Gallery Hours Mon-Thurs 3-11pm, Fri-Sun 12-11pm.

Artist’s Reception Monday March 2nd, 6-8pm.


Vancouver Mini Maker Faire Call For Makers is Open!

The 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a community-run event aimed at bringing together Makers, Doers, and Creatives for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and building community. It showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of Makers – anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Entries can be submitted from individuals, small teams, or larger groups such as hobby clubs, community organizations, schools, and businesses. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Event Dates: June 6 & 7, 2015
Location: PNE Forum, Hastings Park, Vancouver
Applications Open: Now...Read more