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Harmony Arts Festival

Plein Air Master Alfonso L. Tejada

Starting Friday, July 30th and running until Sunday, August 8th, the Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Limited kicks off its landmark 20th year, marking the return of the premiere summer North Shore arts festival. The public is invited to visit the various seaside venues to experience first-hand all the sights, sounds and sensations of this award winning 10-day festival. Everyone is welcome and all of the events are free. ...Read more

Plein Air BC

Plein Air BC is a website to bring the plein air artists of BC together for planned or impromptu paint outs. You can find Plein Air BC at www.pleinairbc.com.

"I couldn't find other artists to paint with in my area so I decided to create a website in hopes of helping me find others or groups of people to paint with." says Michael King, creator of the Plein Air BC website.

The intention is to provide an area online where artists in BC can come and see if there are any paint outs in their neighbourhood. If you have something to be listed, artists are encouraged to email all the details to Michael at
mrking@michaelking.ca and he will put it up within 24 hours....Read more

Art Kits @ Opus

Arts Umbrella Art Kits at Opus Granville Island

Located on Granville Island for more than 30 years, Arts Umbrella has grown from a dream of a few young and artistic parents to a highly respected model for children’s arts organizations around the world. Arts Umbrella ignites a lasting inspiration in the classroom, so that students can learn to think creatively in everything they do.

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit centre for arts education for young people, reaching thousands of children and youth annually through core programming, outreach programs and school performances. Arts Umbrella is committed to making arts education accessible, especially for children and youth in under served neighbourhoods, with innovative instruction in dance, theatre, music and visual and media arts. ...Read more

VFS Digital Design

VFS Digital Design

Digital Design at Vancouver Film School. Maybe not the first thing you think of when you hear "design school". Hey, that's okay, because there are advantages to being small. It's what makes us different. It's what lets us offer a one-year education that's about pushing design forward instead of just pushing buttons. Combining process and results in a package that spans graphic design, interactive design, motion design, and video production, no other school wastes so little of your time and demands so much. ...Read more

Welcome to our new design!

Screenshot of the front page of opusframing.com

We're excited to be moving to the new design of our website today. A number of factors went in to the decision to do this, but primary among them was making information on our website more readable. As a bonus: the current changes come with some great new features!...Read more

Drawn / Artists and Drawings / 2010

Drawing at Drawn Festival 2009

"Drawing is under-appreciated," says Lynn Ruscheinsky, an art history professor who teaches courses in indigenous and contemporary art at Langara College and Emily Carr University. "Artists throughout history have long understood the value and importance of this medium, yet the general public and even the art world itself have traditionally viewed drawing as little more than a preparatory form for works created in other media." According to Ruscheinksy, this view of drawing's place is both arbitrary and wrong: "Drawing is an important artistic language with something unique and very special to say." ...Read more

Creating an Art News Community Profile

Your Art News Community Profile (what we call your "Art News login") allows you to post Art News and to keep track of the comments and posts you've made on our site. In the future, we hope to introduce more ways to help you stay connected and informed through our website. ...Read more

You can now post Art News!

Yes, it's true – no more emailing us, or using our old submit form. By creating an Art News Community Profile with us, you gain access to some new abilities to interact with our website. One of those abilities is posting Art News. Here's how you do it....Read more

Supporting Our Community

The visual arts give us so much, and so it has always been a central theme in Opus’ business philosophy to support visual arts programs in our community. We do this by encouraging new artists and masters alike, by promoting community arts events, by contributing to non-profit visual arts organizations and programs, and by supporting visual arts education. ...Read more

Surrey Children's Festival

Surrey Children's Festival

Join us for a culturally diverse artistic journey at the 6th annual Surrey Children’s Festival. This year’s Festival will take place June 3, 4 and 5 at the Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. Surrey Children’s Festival is the only Arts-based children’s festival in Surrey and surrounding area, and this year we are expecting over 20,000 people on site to enjoy hands-on art activities and high calibre performances....Read more