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An Art Market Frame of Mind

The season of giving is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to share your work at a local art market. Below, we’ve assembled a myriad of ideas to help boost your success.

Even if you’re a seasoned market booth artist, read on — you’ll find new tips that will help boost your experience this year, too!

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By All Means Create with...

Alfonso Tejada

The third artist in our By All Means Create video series is architect, urban designer and plein air artist Alfonso Tejada.

Alfonso has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to painting outdoors en plein air. This focus has allowed him to cps across the globe.

See how he overcomes his sleepless nights and calms the “Little Giant” inside his mind with our latest inspiring video....Read more

A Creative Block Comes Full Circle: featuring Danielle Krysa aka "The Jealous Curator"

“It was the most weird, emotional and fantastic moment. If somebody told me back when I was that terrified BFA student who didn’t fit in, ‘Don’t worry. In 20 years you will be back here and your book is going to be featured book of the month.’ I would have been good then.”

Years after a devastating critique in art school rocked her "art kid" persona, The Jealous Curator and Creative Block author Danielle Krysa is finally finding her way back to painting through sharing the work and struggles of others....Read more

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Langley Art Studio Tour 2014

The Langley Art Studio Tour is an an annual free self guided tour featuring 43 artists in 25 studios in the Langley area September 20 & 21, and 27 & 28.This is a chance to visit working artists in their studios, many of which are only open to the public during the tour. Visit www.langleyartstudiotour.ca for a listing of participating artists, and a printable tour map, or pick up a map at Opus. Many studios are offering promotional prices and free draws. Pack a lunch, and enjoy this chance to really look behind the scenes of Langley's arts community!

Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners & Border Wars – A Preview of Daniel Francis’ New Book

Join noted historian Daniel Francis for a preview of his forthcoming book, Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners & Border Wars. The book follows the story of North American prohibition from a Canadian perspective, describing our country’s own short-lived ban on alcohol during World War I and the federal and provincial governments’ attempts to control the social habits of Canadians. Smugglers, gangsters, and bootleggers abound.

Daniel Francis will be speaking at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ Community History Centre (3203 Institute Road) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm. Admission is free.

For more information contact the North Vancouver Museum & Archives at (604) 990-3700 ext. 8003.