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Where Will Your Sketchbook Take You?

Where will your sketchbook take you?

Your sketchbook has become your companion, always in your bag or under your arm. From your morning coffee to traveling home from work, an artist's sketchbook is home to multiple mediums and countless memories.

These memories create inspiration. They spur the artist further as they play with concepts for pieces or as a source of entertainment to help pass the time on their travels. Your sketchbook was there with you when you drove down the coastline with your family, that morning you got stuck in traffic, and during the most unexpected rushes of inspiration....Read more

Press Kit: Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

We’re inviting EVERYONE to celebrate and participate in the 5th annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on May 15th!

Join BC’s creative community for a day of making art outdoors, friendly competition, and over $27,000 in prizes at this free event hosted by your local Opus Art Supplies.
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Vancouver, BC – March 31, 2016 – The staff of Opus Art Supplies invites artists of all ages, mediums and skill levels to spend a creative day outdoors at the 2016 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

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What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

City of Port Moody - Call for Qualifications, Artist Designed Street Banners

I. Introduction
The City of Port Moody is looking for an artist, or artist team, to create artwork suitable for a series of printed street banners. This Call for Qualifications is to solicit interest from artists experienced with public art, budgeting and art design.
This Call for Qualifications does not require a proposal.

II. Project Vision and Background
In 2002 the City added a StreetArts program to the Public Art program. StreetArts was developed to create a street-level “City of the Arts” ambiance that enriches the quality of life for residents and visitors, enhances economic development and builds an audience for the arts in the City of Port Moody....Read more

SFU Philosopher’s Café: Art Salons with CAG curator Shaun Dacey

Shaun Dacey will discuss the Jochen Lempert exhibition and Jérôme Havre’s photographic installation at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.