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About cultural events

Community cultural events help bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, featuring visual and performing arts, and encouraging public engagement.

Events

Arts in the Garden 2024

Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th, 2024

 View the Arts in the Garden 1 minute video to get a taste of this event! Arts in the Garden is an annual outdoor community event based on the North Shore. Taking place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the event is bringing visual artists, musicians,...

North Shore Art Crawl


October 13, 7pm - 9pm, October 14 & 15, 11am - 5pm

The North Shore Art Crawl is returning as an in-person weekend event, taking place October 13-15, 2023. Come enjoy this free weekend event and connect with the arts on the North Shore! In its thirteenth year running, the North Shore Art Crawl partners with local...

North Van City Mosaic Project


As working group members of The Mayor’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective, North Van Arts is proud to present the North Van City Mosaic. The mosaic is one of five projects created to advance the City of North Vancouver’s social resiliency...

lgbt Q+A

Wednesday July 28, 2021

QUESTIONs + ANSWERs ABOUT THE 2SLGBTQ+ COMMUNITY  Maybe you have questions that you’re not sure how to ask. Maybe you don’t know any queer or trans people, or you do, but you’re not quite sure how to connect with them. Are you looking to learn more...

Inspiring Connection and Friendship


Let’s Stop Racism In Our Community In response to the Anti-Asian graffiti in Lower Lonsdale last month, North Van Arts collaborated with local artist Esmie Gayo McLaren, North Shore Multicultural Society, North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership, and Centre...

Arts in the Garden Archive


Arts in the Garden 2022 May 28th & 29th, 2022 In 2022, Arts in the Garden returned in-person, with visual artists, musicians and performers bringing their creativity and energy to twelve garden spaces across the North Shore. This event was especially memorable for...

Culture Days: Arts and Culture For All


The arts sector has the ability to start conversations, to connect communities, and share stories. But how inclusive are the arts and how does an organization create more inclusive spaces?  North Van Arts and Presentation House Theatre (PHT) presented a panel...

Culture Compass Treasure Hunts!


Explore the North Shore with Treasure Hunts in 3 formats: in-person > follow the cluesheet to find cultural treasurecombination in -person/online > some of the clues will lead you to NorthShoreCultureCompass.ca for the treasureonline > cluesheets guide you...

Jazz Sundays

Every 2nd Sunday of the month 3-5:30PM
CLUB #45 | ANAVETS 119 3rd St East, North Vancouver

JAZZ SUNDAYS 2019 North Van Arts partnered with the Army Navy Airforce Club #45 (ANAVETS 45) to present Jazz Sundays at their location on 3rd Street in Lower Lonsdale. The series brought professional jazz musicians to the Lower Lonsdale area every second Sunday of the...

Decades: A Retro Celebration

Saturday, September 14, 7pm - 11pm, 2019
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Decades, North Van Arts 50th Anniversary Fundraising Gala.   For one night only we transformed our gallery into a pop-up bar and immersive visual art experience inspired by the past 50 years. Decades is a celebration where you can indulge in site-specific light...

CreativeScape: Photo Collage


Cityscape Community Art Space

with artist Dona Nobata Bring a photocopy of a Family Portrait and learn how to draw, paint, and extend the picture. Led by Photobase artist Dona Nabata, participants will draw, paint, and manipulate their own photo. Working with old images can bring awareness of...

ART + PLACE

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 2:00-5:30pm
Waterfront Park

Alt-Shift Dancer, Liliane MoussaAlt-Shift Dancer, Marine Rixhon, engaging with the publicAlt-Shift Dancer, Anne-Flore de Rochambeau, preparing to amaze the crowd (Starting left) Members of Alt-Shift, with (middle) NVCAC Executive Director, Nancy Cottingham Powell, and...

Let It Rain!

March - June 2017
30 Locations Across North Vancouver

A community public art project by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council [intro-text]Let It Rain! has come to the rain-soaked streets of North Vancouver. [/intro-text] Look out for short, uplifting phrases of rain-activated art placed at bus stops and public...

Special Events and Programs Archive


2014 45th Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00-8:00pm CityScape Community Art Space 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is celebrating 45 years of stimulating culture in North Vancouver!...

Trolley Dances Archive


Trolley Dances was a trolley ride event that highlighted select cultural, historical and natural features across the North Shore through music and dance performances. Replica San Francisco-style trolleys transported guests to four secret locations, where audiences...

Music in the Park Archive


Music in the Park 2017 Labour Day – Monday, September 4, 2016 Capilano River Regional Park Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver Presented by North Van Arts in partnership with Metro Vancouver. Welcome on behalf of the Squamish Nation extended by...

May is Art Month Archive


May is Art Month In partnership with Capilano Mall, North Van Arts brought togethr local youth and professional visual and performance artists to showcase a wide variety of artistic styles, media and genres. The event included a pop up gallery, various live...