Culture Days

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, artists and cultural organizations in cities and towns across Canada come together and invite the public to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.  Culture Days returns on September 29, 30, October 1, 2017.

Each year, the national Culture Days office releases the Top 10 Cities & Towns that offered the greatest numbers of activities over the Culture Days weekend. In 2016, and for the third time since North Shore Culture Days began in 2012, North Vancouver is ranked in the top 10 for cities of a similar size. Thanks to all of the artists, cultural groups and community members in North and West Vancouver for contributing the creative energy that has enabled the North Shore to be a leader in the national Culture Days movement. 

2016 NORTH SHORE CULTURE DAYS BROCHURE - ALL HUBS

 

View the complete list of North Shore Culture Days events in the online brochure, or check below for activities happening in each of the six Event Hubs.  

Download the PDF here:  North Shore Culture Days brochure

HUB 1: MID-LONSDALE - Centennial Theatre, Smith Gallery, Silver Harbour, NV LIbrary

MID-L0NSDALE HUB: Centennial Theatre, Silver Harbour, Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, Artists for Kids, NV City Library

 

 

FRIDAY

SILVER HARBOUR ART SHOW & RECEPTION – Come and see a variety of arts, crafts, weaving created by Silver Harbour members.
WHERE:  Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, 144 East 22nd St.
WHEN: Friday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

[ab-strak-shuh n] THE ART & THE ACT GUIDED TOUR – Is it art? Artists for Kids docents guide you through their world acclaimed exhibition and you decide!
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

ART MAKING PROCESS & DISCOVERY – view George Rammell's video 'Shooting for a Pollock' an event where archery meets art - including a hands on activity for kids. 
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN: Friday, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

LIBRARY SHARE A SNACK DAY! – Enjoy snacks from around the world. Teens in grade 7 -12 bring their favourite snack to share. Refreshments, gaming and fun activities.
WHERE:  North Vancouver City Library Program Room, 120 W. 14th St.
WHEN:  Friday, 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM

THE RHYTHM’S TALENT SHOW – A student-run musical group that wants to make a positive change. Enjoy free performances, cultural face paintings and tarot card reading activities. 
WHERE:  North Vancouver City Library, 120 W. 14th St.
WHEN:  Friday, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

GEORGE RAMMELL: LIVE ART/ARCHERY PERFORMANCE -  as part of his archery series, the artist will create works with bow and paint filled arrows 20 metres from the canvas. Adult event.
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Friday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

SATURDAY

ART MAKING PROCESS & DISCOVERY – screening of George Rammell's video, ‘Shooting for a Pollock’ about art where grizzly bears walk on clay and shooting arrows to create paintings.
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

[ab-strak-shuh n] THE ART & THE ACT GUIDED TOUR – Is it art? Artists for Kids docents guide you through their world acclaimed exhibition and you decide!
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WORKING IN A GALLERY: WHO’S LOOKING AFTER THE COLLECTION? – A fun and interactive ‘how-to’ workshop about taking care of art. Kids create special tags and handle artworks so they can manage their own collections.
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MUSIC OF THE WORLD CONCERT - An enchanting performance by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra playing instruments from cultures spanning the globe.
WHERE:  North Vancouver City Library Program Room, 120 W. 14th St.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

“BRUNO BRUTO’S QUEST” - BOOK READING & ART WORKSHOP – Enter into a mystical jungle at a reading of Bruno Bruto’s ‘Quest for the Intepidus Donum’ by Perry Miotto followed by a jungle drawing activity with book illustrator Natasha Broad.
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

FRINGE PERCUSSION SHOW - Daniel Tones presents a family friendly percussion recital that promotes nature, sustainability, and environmentalism. 
WHERE:  Artists for Kids, Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

SUNDAY

4TH ANNUAL ORCHESTRA JAM - NS Chamber Orchestra in partnership with the NS Celtic Ensemble invite string players - students and amateurs of all ages - to join them for a fun sight reading session of all kinds of music.  
WHERE: Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

UKULELE STRUMMIN’ & SINGIN’ JAM – JOJY Music for Children offers a Hawaiian style ukulele workshop for kids. Bring your ukulele or borrow one here!
WHERE:  Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM

KIDS ORFF & KODALY MUSIC JAM - JOJY Music for Children offers a music workshop filled with songs and creative movement with xylophones and percussion.
WHERE:  Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Sunday, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

BURSTIN’ WITH BROADWAY COMMUNITY SINGALONG – Everyone’s invited to come and belt out your favourite show tunes backed up by the famous BWB ensemble.
WHERE:  Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave.
WHEN:  Sunday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

HUB 2: LOWER LONSDALE + LONSDALE QUAY - CityScape, JBCC, Presentation House, Shipbuilders' Square

LOWER LONSDALE + LONSDALE QUAY HUB:  Presentation House, CityScape Community Art Space, JBCC, Lonsdale Quay market stages, Pipe Shop in Shipbuilders' Square

 

 

FRIDAY

TACTILE FOREST - A visual art exhibition about our coastal temperate rainforest featuring seven diverse artists’ display of pigments, wood, fibres, flora and clay.
WHERE:  CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave
WHEN: Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WATER’S EDGE: STORIES FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF THE BURRARD INLET – A multi-media exhibition of the local maritime community including The Blue Cabin, the last remaining foreshore cabin former home of artists Al Neil & Carole Itter.
WHERE:  North Vancouver Museum, Presentation House Centre, 209 W 4th St.
WHEN: Friday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

SATURDAY

INDOOR PIANO ON 1ST STREET - The JBCC 'Piano on the Street' will fillthe neighbourhood with colourful music. Everyone's invited to drop by to listen and play.
WHERE:  John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st St.
WHEN:  Saturday, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE DANCE DAY @ PERFORM ART DANCE STUDIOS – Come and try a free dance class in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap & Musical Theatre for ages 3 & up.
WHERE:  Lonsdale Quay Market, 2nd Level
WHEN:  Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

WATER’S EDGE: STORIES FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF THE BURRARD INLET – A multi-media exhibition of the local maritime community including The Blue Cabin, the last remaining foreshore cabin former home of artists Al Neil & Carole Itter.
WHERE:  NV Museum, Presentation House Centre, 209 W 4th St.
WHEN:  Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

TACTILE FOREST - A visual art exhibition about our coastal temperate rainforest featuring seven diverse artists’ display of pigments, wood, fibres, flora and clay.
WHERE:  CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave
WHEN: Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

SUNDAY

INDOOR PIANO ON 1ST STREET - The JBCC 'Piano on the Street' will fill the neighbourhood with colourful music. Everyone's invited to drop by to listen and play.
WHERE:  John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st St.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

DUELING PIANOS CONTEST – Anyone can compete for a chance to win the colourful Civic Plaza piano at the Pianos on the Street closing ceremonies.
WHERE:  Lonsdale Quay South Plaza
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM –2:00 PM

SHIPYARD SOCIAL DANCE HALL – Come down to the 1900s-inspired public dance hall in the historic Pipe Shop for live ragtime music, dancing, food and drink. All ages welcome.
WHERE:  Pipe Shop, Shipbuilders’ Square, 115 Victory Ship Way
WHEN:  Sunday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP – Shimmy and shake with Pooneh at her Middle Eastern dance workshop. Family friendly and easy to follow.
WHERE:  Lonsdale Quay outdoor plaza
WHEN:  Sunday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WATER’S EDGE: STORIES FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF THE BURRARD INLET – a multi-media exhibition of the local maritime community including The Blue Cabin, the last remaining foreshore cabin former home of artists Al Neil & Carole Itter.
WHERE:  NV Museum, Presentation House Centre, 209 W 4th St.
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

HUB 3: LYNN VALLEY - LVVillage, NVMA History Centre, Lynn Valley Library Culture Cram

LYNN VALLEY HUB:  LV Library, LV Village Square, NV Museum & Archives

 

 

FRIDAY

FAMILY RECORDS WORKSHOP – Get tips from the NVMA Archivist on how to organize family records, photos and treasures. Pre-Register 604 990-3700 x.8016
WHERE:  NVMA Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Rd
WHEN:  Friday, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - A magical blend of improvised music and comedy with special guest, singer, songwriter and storyteller Ross Douglas.
WHERE:  Lynn Valley Library Community Room, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Friday, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 

SATURDAY

SHAKETOWN WALK - A guided walk with NVMA Curator Karen Dearlove with history and anecdotes about Lynn Valley formerly called Shaketown. Pre-Register 604 990-3700 x.8016
WHERE:  NVMA Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Rd
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ARCHIVES – A close-up look at how the NVMA archives cares for, and stores photographs, documents and precious items in the community's collection.
WHERE:  NVMA Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Rd.
WHEN:  Saturday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

READING: DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER: A COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES – Noted author and historian Daniel Francis tells stories about North Van's growth, unique neighbourhoods and the transformation from milltown to metropolis. Pre-Register 604 990-3700 x.8016
WHERE:  NVMA Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Rd.
WHEN:  Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

SUNDAY

FAIRFIELD MUSIC DEMOS & LESSONS AT THE LIBRARY– Fairfield Music offers instruments demos, mini lessons and a fun instrument making workshop for all ages.
WHERE:  Culture Cram, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PERSIAN CULTURE ZOROASTRIAN EXHIBIT - A display of Zoroastrian manuscripts, costumes, books, magazines, ritual items and more.
WHERE:  Culture Cram, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

RNB DANCE PERFORMANCE - come out to a high energy performance in Lynn Valley Village presented by the talented troupe of RNB dancers.
WHERE:  Culture Cram, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH SEAS DANCE - E komo mai... experience Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori  dance & music at this interactive performance & workshop. All ages welcome.
WHERE:  Culture Cram, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

MULTI-LINGUAL STORYTIME - North Vancouver Librarians offer bi-lingual storytimes in English, Farsi, French and Cantonese for the whole family!
WHERE:  Culture Cram, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

HUB 4: DEEP COVE + PARKGATE - Seymour Art Gallery, Parkgate Community Centre

DEEP COVE + PARKGATE + SEYMOUR HUB:  Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove Cultural Centre, Parkgate Community Centre, Parkgate Library

 

 

FRIDAY

PARKGATE POTTERY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE - Find out if pottery is for you by dropping by the fully equipped studio and giving it a whirl. All ages welcome.
WHERE:  Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court
WHEN:  Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FILM, POWER GROUND-THE LIFE & BREATH OF THE WORLD – Dr. Trevor Carolan presents this 30-min documentary about Cascadian writers and ecologists and how they rethink winning back the earth in a time of eco-crisis. To register call 604 986-4892
WHERE:  Elders Council for BC Parks Heritage Centre, 1620 Mt. Seymour Rd.
WHEN: Friday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

SATURDAY

PAINTING OUTSIDE WITH MARIA JOSENHANS - An informal and interactive opportunity to learn more about painting out of doors and look at our current exhibition "Deep Cove to Haida Gwaii" 
WHERE:  Artemis Gallery, 104C - 4390 Gallant Ave, Deep Cove
WHEN:  Saturday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PARKGATE POTTERY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE - Find out if pottery is for you by dropping by the fully equipped studio and giving it a whirl. All ages welcome.
WHERE:  Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

DEEP COVE HERITAGE OPEN HOUSE - Browse through historic photos and hear stories about the good old days in the Deep Cove and Seymour Area.
WHERE: Deep Cove Heritage Society, 4360 Gallant Avenue, Deep Cove
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PUBLIC DISCUSSION: HOW ART DEVELOPS – ‘UnBecoming: An Annotated Exhibition’. Join the discussion about the role other artists play in an artistic practice with artists Elizabeth MacKenzie and Jin-me Yoon.
WHERE: Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Avenue, Deep Cove
WHEN:  Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

SUNDAY

PARKGATE POTTERY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE - Find out if pottery is for you by dropping by the fully equipped studio and giving it a whirl. All ages welcome.
WHERE:  Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court
WHEN:  Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DROP-IN ART PROJECT FOR KIDS - Stop by the Seymour Art Gallery and get creative with a hands-on art project.  All ages welcome.
WHERE: Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Avenue, Deep Cove
WHEN:  Sunday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

HUB 5: WEST VANCOUVER - WV Community Centre, WV Memorial Library, Ferry Building Gallery

WEST VANCOUVER HUB:  WV Community Centre, WV Memorial Library

 

 

FRIDAY

WEST VAN ART INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITIONDiscover a wide array of multidisciplinary works by talented West Van artists.
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
WHEN: Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

MATERIALIZATION: ART OF MILA KARAVAIExperience this exhibition of works created in unconventional media such as aluminum and papier mache.
WHERE: West Vancouver Community Arts Council, 1570 Argyle Ave.
WHEN:  Friday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

THE BILLS: IN CONCERTAn extraordinary folk quintet known for their instrumental virtuosity, evocative songwriting, as well as their infectious, hypnotic and beguiling sound.
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
WHEN:  Friday, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

 

SATURDAY

WEST VAN ART INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION Discover an array of multidisciplinary works by talented West Van artists.
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

WEST VAN PUBLIC ART TOURSAn in depth look at the public art installations at the West Vancouver Community Centre with Cultural Services Supervisor, Glenn Madsen.  
WHERE: West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr.
WHEN:  Saturday, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM 

MATERIALIZATION: ART OF MILA KARAVAIExperience this exhibition of works created in unconventional media such as aluminum and papier mache.
WHERE: West Vancouver Community Arts Council,  1570 Argyle Ave.
WHEN:   Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

OCEANS OF ART AT THE FERRY BUILDING GALLERYA family friendly workshop where you can construct your own sea creature mobile made from found & recycled beach material.
WHERE:  Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

AMBLESIDE ORCHESTRA OPEN REHEARSALConductor Nicolas Krusek leads this amateur orchestra and talks about the history of the music.
WHERE:  Kay Meek Theatre, 1700 Mathers Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

SUNDAY

WEST VAN ART INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION – Discover an array of multidisciplinary works by talented West Van artists.
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
WHEN:  Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MATERIALIZATION: ART OF MILA KARAVAI – Experience this exhibition of works created in unconventional media such as aluminum and papier mache.
WHERE: West Vancouver Community Arts Council,  1570 Argyle Ave.
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

POLISH CINEMA AND ITS FAMOUS DIRECTORS - As part of the Poland the Series - Famous People, Interesting Places, a presentation to widen knowledge about Poland and its culture, tradition, history and tourism. 
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
WHEN:  Sunday, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

HUB 6: A LITTLE OUTSIDE THE HUBS - Edgemont Village, Pemberton Ave, Welch St, Garden Ave, Maplewood, Grouse Mtn.

A LITTLE OUTSIDE THE HUBS:  Edgemont Village, Pemberton Ave, Welch Street, Garden Ave, Maplewood Flats, Grouse Mountain

 

 

FRIDAY

RECENT WORKS BY ANDREA KLANN - Elegant and quirky oils on canvas. Be fascinated and delighted by the cast of characters that inhabit this artist's weird and wonderful art works.
WHERE:  3183 Edgemont Blvd
WHEN:  Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SHERRY – Kids 5-12 make your own necklace or bracelet using buttons, beads, shells, sparkles, noodles and all sorts of found objects. 
WHERE: 3102 Edgemont Blvd (outdoors)
WHEN:  Friday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

SPLATTER PAINTING - Splatter, drip and drizzle! Get messy and throw some colour on a canvas in the Jackson Pollock-inspired paint throwing room!
WHERE: 4 Cats Arts Studio, 1-3120 Highland Blvd, Edgemont Village
WHEN:  Friday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FAIRY GARDEN IN A JAR – Wonder where the fairies live? Sherry shows kids 5-12 how to make their own portable fairy garden in this enchanting workshop.
WHERE: 3102 Edgemont Blvd (outdoors)
WHEN:  Friday, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

BACKSTAGE AT HENDRY HALL – Take a backstage tour, learn the history, find out about the hysterical goings & occasional bloopers of live theatre. 
WHERE: Hendry Hall Theatre, 815 East 11th St.
WHEN:  Friday, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

SATURDAY

SPLATTER PAINTING - Splatter, drip and drizzle! Get messy and throw some colour on a canvas in the Jackson Pollock-inspired paint throwing room!
WHERE: 4 Arts Cats Studio, 1-3120 Highland Blvd, Edgemont Village
WHEN:  Saturday, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

IRISH DANCE CLASSGet lucky and kick up your heels with a free introductory dance lesson at The Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy.
WHERE:  105 Bowser Ave, North Van
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  & 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AFC SQUAMISH CELEBRATION, TOTEM CARVING DEMONSTRATION -  Opening ceremonies for the 6th annual Artists For Conservation Festival includes a drumming performance featuring William Nahanee; live birds of prey from O.W.L. Rehabilitation Society; and a totem carving demonstration, and acclaimed Coast Salish artists Xwalacktun, Huuyaa and James Harry.
WHERE: Grouse Mountain (base), 6400 Nancy Greene Way
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NO PHONE ‘SELFIE’ PORTRAIT MAKING WORKSHOP - Make a ‘selfie’ the old fashioned way using a mirror and a simple print system. Take home the print and use it as your new profile picture. 
WHERE: Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu Artist Studio, 125 Garden Ave
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

RECENT WORKS BY ANDREA KLANN - Elegant and quirky oils on canvas. Be fascinated and delighted by the cast of characters that inhabit this artist's weird and wonderful art works.
WHERE:  3183 Edgemont Blvd
WHEN:  Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SHERRY Kids 5-12 make your own necklace or bracelet using buttons, beads, shells, sparkles, noodles and all sorts of found objects. 
WHERE: 3102 Edgemont Blvd (outdoors)
WHEN:  Saturday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

OPEN STUDIO + PAINTING DEMOSArtist Norm Vipond demonstrates the oils and egg tempura painting techniques.
WHERE: 1178 Welch St
WHEN:  Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DESIGNTREE OPEN STUDIO & PAINTING DEMO - Artist Michael Brouillet explores colour and texture with oil paint as part of the "Journey to Self-Expression" path. Ideal for beginners and renewing artists.
WHERE: Designtree Studio, 1178 Welch St (2nd floor)
WHEN:  Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ART FOR EVERYBODY AT 195 PEMBERTON Doors open at 195 for family friendly studio tours and hands-on art activities. Jewelry, paintings, 3D works, and clothing artists.
WHERE:  195 Artist Studios, 195 Pemberton Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

PAPER MARBLING WORKSHOP - Learn about printmaking techniques on marbled paper to use as backgrounds for collages, photos, or decorate journals and wrap small gifts. Materials included.
WHERE:  Mariana Sola Art Studio,  2014 - 1515 Pemberton Ave.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CULTURAL HERITAGE AT MAPLEWOOD FLATS The Coast Salish Cultural Network hosts a multi-media storytelling event about Tsleil-Waututh people and heritage.
WHERE:  Corrigan Nature House, 2645 Dollarton Highway
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

KENDAMA-LAMA-DING-DONG - The Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy.  Come out and learn how to string it, do tricks, and join in the fun competition with giveaways.
WHERE: BC Playthings, 3070 Edgemont Blvd (outdoors)
WHEN:  Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

 

SUNDAY

NO PHONE ‘SELFIE’ PORTRAIT MAKING WORKSHOP - Make a ‘selfie’ the old fashioned way using a mirror and a simple print system. Take home the print and use it as your new profile picture.
WHERE: Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu Artist Studio, 125 Garden Ave
WHEN:  Sunday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

OPEN STUDIO + PAINTING DEMOS – Artist Norm Vipond demonstrates the oils and egg tempura painting techniques.
WHERE: 1178 Welch St
WHEN:  Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

DESIGNTREE OPEN STUDIO & PAINTING DEMO - Artist Michael Brouillet explores colour and texture with oil paint as part of the "Journey to Self-Expression" path. Ideal for beginners and renewing artists.
WHERE: Designtree Studio, 1178 Welch St (2nd floor)
WHEN:  Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ARTIST MARKO LYTVIAK OIL DEMONSTATION - Get up close to see north shore artist Marko Lytviak demonstrate his technique working  with oils.
WHERE: Giftworks, 3080 Edgemont Blvd.
WHEN:  Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Culture Days Event Registration

In North Vancouver and West Vancouver, local activity organizers invite the public to engage in variety of free, hands-on arts experiences happening in community activity hubs. Hosting an event during the 2016 North Shore Culture Days weekend is a wonderful way to engage with community by offering ‘hands-on’ activities, lectures, demo's, or ‘behind-the-scenes’ experiences. Use the opportunity to promote your regular activities, nurture existing audiences, and develop new supporters.

 

 

Here's what you need to do to get involved.

BASIC CRITERIA

  1. Your activity is FREE to the public.
  2. The activity takes place September 30, October 1,2, 2016.
  3. The activity is registered at www.culturedays.ca.
  4. You secure a venue, plan and assume all costs to deliver the activity.
  5. You promote your activity through your own regular channels.
  6. For everything you need to know about presenting an activity, visit the Present an Activity page.
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Consider these great benefits of hosting an activity:

  • Make worthwhile connections, gain supporters, develop new audiences
  • Develop your promotional and organizational skills
  • Highlight the cultural vibrancy of your community

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