Grand Ballroom FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Comments 60 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Art Gallery‘s popular adults-only Friday night FUSE event, which takes place only three times annually, is coming up again on July 19th. The theme is Grand Ballroom FUSE, inspired by the current Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life exhibit. This summer edition of the event series will feature a multi-room party with performers, installations, projections, and DJs inside the art gallery.

Grand Ballroom FUSE

In honour of VIVA Vancouver’s new summertime plaza, “Corduroy Road” on Robson between Hornby and Howe, there will be special treats outside the gallery during FUSE as well, along with food carts. Other features of Grand Ballroom FUSE are:

  • Contemporary dance artists House of La Douche, Waacouture and choreographer Jojo Zolina perform in the Gallery and on Robson Street in conjunction with VIVA Vancouver.
  • DJs Cherchez La Femme and friends, on Robson Street in conjunction with VIVA Vancouver.
  • 2 FUSE Lounges: One outdoors on Robson Plaza by the patio bar, and one indoor with Paul Wong’s ambient Art Bar featuring signature projections and DJs.
  • Psychedelic, experimental sounds by Vancouver-based band Von Bingen in the 4th floor rooftop pavilion.
  • Ambient art rock music from Victoria’s Freak Heat Waves in the 4th floor rooftop pavilion.
  • Spectacular projections in the rotunda by H Four, and an unforgettable performance by opera singer Jessica Lalonde, with synthesizer by Juno-Award winning composer Chris Gestrin.
  • A roving, interactive dance collaborative by Kinesis Dance on the 1st and 2nd floors… and more!

Those who attend FUSE also get access to exhibits like Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life; Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Dutch & Flemish Masterworks and Contemporary Reflections; Martin Honert; Portraits in Time; James Hart: The Dance Screen; and In Dialogue with Carr: Gareth Moore – Allochthonous Window.

FUSE will run from 8:00pm until 1:00am on Friday, July 19, 2013. Tickets are just $20, or free for Vancouver Art Gallery members. If you would like to attend, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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RT to enter to win tickets to @VanArtGallery’s Grand Ballroom FUSE from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Must be 19+ to enter and attend. Please enjoy responsibly.

Update The winner is Kate!

60 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AshleyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 12:03pm PDT

    Would love to attend this event and bring a friend!

  2. David Theduy nguyenFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 12:13pm PDT

    I missed it last time

  3. lucFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 12:58pm PDT

    Never been to a ballroom!

  4. DianeFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    This sounds like a marvellous event.

  5. Shawn RFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    This sounds great. Count me in.

  6. jenniferFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 3:07pm PDT

    would love to win!!!

  7. JenFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 3:11pm PDT

    This sounds amazing! Looking forward to an interesting mix of people, location and arts…

  8. GeorgeFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Sounds fun

  9. MaxFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 3:39pm PDT

    Sure, absolutely what a great weekender that would make. Love to see the Grand Hotel exhibition for sure.

  10. Paul BennettFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT

    Looks to be a blast! I love FUSE!

  11. amanda gutmanisFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:02pm PDT

    would love to come shake a tailfeather!

  12. SanazFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:06pm PDT

    I would love to win these tickets!

  13. ClareFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:09pm PDT

    Art lovers unite! Haven’t yet been to a FUSE before.

  14. KimFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:26pm PDT

    I love Fuse!

  15. KyleFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:34pm PDT

    This sounds like so much fun!

  16. SophiaFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:36pm PDT

    It’ll be my first time at the event. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  17. MelissaFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 4:55pm PDT

    Been craving an event like this! Would love to win tickets, although even if I don’t, I would still pay the $20!

  18. AndreaFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 5:27pm PDT

    In for the win!

  19. Arlene.Friday, July 12th, 2013 — 6:02pm PDT

    This sounds (reads?) like a fabulous event. I’d love to be there.

  20. Arlene.Friday, July 12th, 2013 — 6:04pm PDT

    This sounds like a fabulous event.

  21. HeidiFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 6:05pm PDT

    What a great night – thanks!

  22. Gillian PearsonFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 6:09pm PDT

    I can’t wait – I have a member’s ticket and need more for friends!

  23. KatieFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 7:01pm PDT

    Can’t wait!!!!

  24. AlphaFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 8:40pm PDT

    This is such an amazing event, I would love to attend!

  25. MinoriFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    I am looking forward to this special Fuse evening!

  26. PhyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 9:48pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  27. TracyFriday, July 12th, 2013 — 11:53pm PDT

    Sounds like a very fun night!

  28. KelvinSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 8:56am PDT

    I would totally love to attend this event.
    Only been here for 3 months and It would be great to mingle and have some fun.

  29. CameronSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 11:38am PDT

    I would love to attend this event! FUSE nights are not to be missed.

  30. Mary RoseSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 12:17pm PDT

    this would be so much fun!

  31. lorSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 3:46pm PDT

    looks great!

  32. Lucie BSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 7:14pm PDT

    Love this event- super fun!

  33. EileenSaturday, July 13th, 2013 — 9:59pm PDT

    Sounds like it’d be an interesting night

  34. GhazalSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 9:46am PDT

    This sounds like such an incredible experience. Would love to go. I didn’t even know something like this existed!

  35. Sandra JSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 10:03am PDT

    I was hoping to attend.

  36. parkerSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    I haven’t been to FUSE in a while – would be fabulous to go!!

  37. rjSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 11:57am PDT

    Sounds like a good time!

  38. GSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 2:23pm PDT

    Would love to win!!

  39. MaureenSunday, July 14th, 2013 — 6:46pm PDT

    FUSE appears fun!

  40. SitaMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 7:28am PDT

    This sounds like fun!

  41. KarmMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 9:03am PDT

    Been wanting to see this exhibit, and seeing it at an event with drinks and live music is an added bonus! Geez, who knew Vancouver could be so cool 😉

  42. VLMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    Love going to FUSE nights!

  43. staceyMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    Love FUSE and this one sounds amazing! would love to go!

  44. wono99Monday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:34am PDT

    have never been, would love to check it out.

  45. TannisMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    Best event in town!

  46. LiannaMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:43am PDT

    Yummy. I am so wanting to go.

  47. HxxxMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    Getting ready to party like the Chelsea Girls! 🙂

  48. ShelbyMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:57am PDT


  49. jenMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 12:42pm PDT

    awesome! would love to go!!

  50. Colm BMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT

    In it to win it

  51. kMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

    Pick me, I would love to attend 🙂

  52. PaulaMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 10:49pm PDT

    Would love to check this out!

  53. KathleenMonday, July 15th, 2013 — 11:15pm PDT

    would love to attend!

  54. Niamh RedmondTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 1:31am PDT

    I would love to bring my partner to this!

  55. hoTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 10:34am PDT

    Sounds like a fun night out

  56. KateTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    Sounds like so much fun. I’d love to win a pair of tickets!

  57. mckenzieTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 10:51am PDT

    Wow I’d love to go to this

  58. KarenTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    The FUSE events are great … I’m really looking forward to this one!

  59. Maggie MayTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 1:46pm PDT

    Sounds enchanting! would love to attend!

  60. GlendaTuesday, July 16th, 2013 — 8:35pm PDT

    Sounds very interesting!

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