The 17th annual Art for Life returns this month in support of Friends for Life. The evening involves a live art auction of pieces contributed by over 30 local artists. Friends For Life provides over 1,800 life-affirming appointments each month to more than 1,700 members with life-threatening illness as well as support to their families […]
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Many have been concerned about the fate of Vancouver’s only memorial for Terry Fox on Beatty and Robson as BC Place undergoes a massive renovation. However PavCo, the operators of BC Place and coordinators of the stadium and plaza’s revitalization, has just announced that they have commissioned local author and artist Douglas Coupland to create […]
One of downtown’s hidden gems is the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, just off Georgia, on Hornby Street. Here you’ll find a breathtaking collection of Reid’s art that varies from wire sculptures and a diamond necklace, to tribute carvings and statues. I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour from Bill’s […]
Through the Eye of the Raven, Western Canada’s largest mural, was unveiled last week on the side of the Orwell Hotel in the Downtown Eastside. Photo credit: BC Housing on Flickr Through the Eye of the Raven features cultural elements from several First Nations as well as community landmarks such as the iconic red “W” […]
Over the last few years there’s been a boom in Vancouver’s public art — aside from the bears, eagles, or orcas in the city campaigns. While the city has long-standing sculptures, fountains and statues, events such as the Vancouver Biennale and even the 2010 Winter Games have introduced a contemporary and colourful splash of public […]