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Art Battle: Yared Nigussu - Artist & Champion

I think I was born to be a painter. I don't know if I chose it but maybe art chose me. It is above me, beyond what I am. It's like eating, drinking –  so I need to paint.

From crowded arenas to the solace of his studio, artist and 2-time National Art Battle Champion, Yared Nigussu connects with the world around him through his highly expressive paintings. He engages viewers with his upbeat energy, genuine personality, and fast–paced painting style, which has elevated this rising star throughout the Canadian visual art community....Read more

Space To Create

Welcome to Space To Create, a fun new way to help you keep your resolution to make ‘making’ a priority this year.

Doodle or draw, paint or paste! We are excited to provide creative exercises offering you a small space for creative play....Read more

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

Call for Vendors at Make It's holiday show

Make It is a handmade market devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists and designers and to giving enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made items from top artisans from all over Canada. The vibe at the show is funky, hip and modern - this is not your traditional granny's craft show! Make It is about appreciating creativity, connecting entrepreneurs, and giving conscious shoppers an alternative to the mall. More than 250 exhibitors will be selling everything from clothing, to art, to home décor and accessories....Read more

Red Tree Gallery Art Show, Pender Island

Show Opening with Artists in attendance, Saturday, August 2nd.
Show runs August 1st to September 3rd.
#3 - 4301 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island BC
Gallery Open daily 10 - 4