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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

North Shore Art Crawl Participant Information


Event: in-person October 14 – 16 The North Shore Art Crawl spans from Lions Bay to Deep Cove. This year’s Art Crawl takes place October 15 & 16 from 10am to 5pm on both days. Some artists will also be hosting opening receptions from 7pm-9pm on Friday,...

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 and...

Feathers & Fungi

May 28 - May 29, 2022
Maplewood Flats, 2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver

celebrating the natural world and the relationship between birds and fungi, in partnership with the  Wild Bird Trust of BC For over 20 years, North Van Arts has hosted Arts in the Garden in private North Shore gardens. As the event evolves, we have wanted to include...

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...

Arts in the Garden

Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Arts in the Garden is a self-guided tour of twelve North Shore garden spaces taking place – rain or shine!- on Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2022 from 12:00-5:00pm. Twelve private and public garden spaces will feature musicians providing live music, an...

Films and Festivals to Celebrate Black History Month


The role of Black Canadians and their communities in Canada has largely been ignored as a key part of Canada’s history. Black History Month is a time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions that Black Canadians and their...

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 Online 2021 June 12-27, 2021 The 2021 edition of Arts in the Garden is once again adapted online to keep our community safe during the ongoing pandemic. We are keeping the spirit of the event alive through film and activities to engage...

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!


Throughout 2021, the Culture Compass team created a multitude of Treasure Hunts to inspire everyone to explore the cultural treasures all across the North Shore. Treasure Hunts come in 3 formats: in-person > follow the cluesheet to find cultural treasure...

Shifting to Online: Artist Stories

Wednesday April 7, 7pm

North Van Arts is excited to host an artist talk with 2021 North Shore Art Crawl participants. We’re missing in-person experiences this year, so we wanted to hear from the artists and ask how they are finding their way through this pandemic. Join us to hear from...

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...

Free Art Activity at Canada Day Celebrations

Saturday, July 1, 12-4pm, 2017
Waterfront Park

Discover Dotillism Dot Artist, Kim Mackay guided the creation of celebratory Canada painted stones. Kim’s painted dots play on the colour and shape of a stone canvas.  Her designs are created with mandala dotting tools, in styles that incorporate the shape,...

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...