2013 BC Arts and Culture Week Events

Here are some great events taking place in the  lower mainland as part of the 2013 BC Arts and Culture Week celebrations. For more information and details please visit http://bcartsweek.org/events.


Burnaby Festival of Dance

April 22-23 7pm

Burnaby Mountain Secondary

Find out more at blogs.sd41.bc.ca/vpa/district-festivals/burnaby-festival-of-dance/

This annual festival, now in its 32nd year allows students from K-12 to share their dances with students from around the district. Organizer’s website: blogs.sd41.bc.ca/vpa/


Arts, Culture & Collaboration!

Saturday, April 27 10-6 – Tickets: Free

Scottsdale Centre , 7031 120th Street

Find out more at www.collaboratedelta.org/join-us-for-arts-culture-collaboration-at-scottsdale-centre/

Artists and Performers are invited to share their creative passion during a one day celebration held at Scottsdale Centre in North Delta. They can display their art, provide demonstrations, perform and engage their audience in a casual setting. The day will begin with a roundtable discussion by arts and culture representatives on what is happening in Delta, what they wish to see improved, and how collaboration will assist in communicating and working more effectively together for future arts and culture activities in Delta. Organizer’s website: www.collaboratedelta.org


Discovery Tours of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

April 25 at 12:30 pm and April 27 at 1:30 pm – Tickets: pre-registration required at info@smithfoundation.ca or call 604-998-8563

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art , 2121 Lonsdale Ave.

Find out more at www.gordonsmithgallery.ca

Tours provide an exhibition overview and insight into the collection in its social and historical context. Organizer’s website: www.gordonsmithgallery.ca


Craft, the Environment & Our Community

April 24, 2013 7:00-8:30 AM – Tickets: Free. Seating is limited

Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library , 350 West Georgia Street

Craft, the Environment & Our Community features 5 BC Craft artists working with natural or recycled materials. Each with their own different message about human involvement in the natural world and reworking consumer society, the 5 artists will give 5 short talks. The public can then engage on their own with the artist at her own table and look at and discuss samples of work. Organizer’s website: www.craftcouncilbc.ca

Phoenix Chamber Choir – Aspire: Sing a New Song

Saturday, April 27 7:30 pm – Tickets: Phoenixchoir.ca/product-catalog

Shauhhnessy Heights United Church , 1550 West 33rd Avenue (1 block west of Granville Street)

Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixChamberChoir

Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir presents pieces by some of the brightest new composers of our generation. The concert will feature the winner of Phoenix’s Young Canadian Choral Composers Competition as well as international sensations Ivo Antongini, (Swiss-Italian) Krystof Penderecki (Poland) and Paul Mealor (the remarkable young English composer whose music was featured during Will and Kate’s royal wedding). The concert is sure to please both choral aficionados and casual music fans. You won’t want to miss the remarkable final concert of our sensational 2012-2013 season! Organizer’s website: www.Phoenixchoir.ca

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents Will Stroet

Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11am & 1pm (2 sessions) – Tickets: Free

ArtStarts , 808 Richards Street

Find out more at artstarts.com/free-weekend-workshops

Award-winning children’s entertainer Will Stroet connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. Will sings catchy songs about literacy, active living, sports, road safety, animals and multiculturalism – transforming ordinary topics into an extraordinary musical experience. Organizer’s website: artstarts.com

For details and other events please visit http://bcartsweek.org/events