Arts & Culture in North VancouverMore info
North Vancouver values and supports the arts. As a community we acknowledge the power of creative activity to inspire minds, encourage expression, improve the quality of life and health outcomes, and contribute to the vitality of the region.
Photo: Tag You're Knit, a community public art project undertaken by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.
Public Art in North Vancouver
North Vancouver is home to over 150 public artworks spread across the North Shore animating streetscapes and integrated into the natural environment. Each piece is an original, one-of-a-kind work that is specifically created to reflect and express North Vancouver's local heritage, culture and environment.
Photo: GroundWaterSeaLevel, a public art work by artist Germaine Koh located at the foot of Chesterfield Ave.
North Shore Culture Days
Culture Days is a cross-Canada celebration of arts and culture. Here on the North Shore artists, cultural organizations and community centres open their doors and invite the public to come in and participate in free, hands-on activities to discover their creative spirit and passion. The 11th Annual Culture Days weekend takes place September 25 - 27, 2020.
Photo: Senior Flash Mobsters in Shipbuilders's Square at North Shore Culture Days.
NVRC Arts Programs
NVRC offers a wide array of learn-to registered arts programs in a variety of disciplines and artistic mediums including: performing arts, dance, music, visual arts and pottery. NVRC's highly qualified arts instructors inspire individuals of all ages and abilities to try something new and discover the artist within.
Photo: NVRC arts instructor Maureen Coles (left) in the Parkgate Arts Studio.
Public Art Map & Guide
Public artworks can be found along nature trails and public walkways, in parks, plazas and civic buildings throughout North Vancouver. NVRC's Public Art Map contains 12 self-guided tours and is available at community centres, libraries, municipal halls. Make your next walk a public art adventure!
Photo: Site Memories - Murmuring Crows a public art work by artist Ingrid Kiovukangus located at Moody Ave. and 2nd St. East.
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