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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

Artist Talk – Mother Tongue

Monday, March 8 at 7:30 pm
Online

 Join us via the North Van Arts YouTube channel for a live conversation with the artists on International Women’s Day where Sara Khan, Laura Rosengren, and Katherine Duclos will talk about the exhibition as well as share the ideas behind their work. Follow this link...

Culture Compass Treasure Hunts!


FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 15, 2021 THE CULTURE COMPASS TREASURE HUNTS ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! After the success of the Culture Days Treasure Hunts which took place in Fall 2020, the Culture Compass Treasure Hunts are back – this time, to celebrate the launch...

North Van City Mosaic & CityAlive


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 and CityAlive. The projects are two of five quick-starts to advance the City of North Vancouver’s social...

Anonymous Art Show 2020 Online Fundraiser and Sale

November 26 - December 19
CityScape Community ArtSpace & Online

We are thrilled to host this group exhibition showcasing original artwork of 250 emerging and established artists. Hundreds of 8″ x 8″ artworks fill the gallery walls for a poetry of colour, expression, and creativity. As one of the sectors that have been...

Extreme Carved Pumpkins

October 23 - October 31, 2020
Lynn Valley Centre

North Van Arts is pleased to partner with the Lynn Valley Centre for an exciting new Halloween event for kids and families to enjoy while visiting the mall. Eight artists have creatively carved pumpkins now on display at several retailers until Halloween day. This...

Anonymous Art Show 2020 Online Fundraiser and Sale

November 26 - December 19
CityScape Community ArtSpace & Online

To adhere to our COVID-19 Policy and Procedures, we have had to implement some changes to this year’s Anonymous Art show to ensure the safety of artists, our staff, volunteers, and visitors. The exhibition will be installed at CityScape Community ArtSpace, but the...

Art in the Garden


Looking back at Art in the Garden Online 2020 Due to risks brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Art in the Garden 2020 was transformed into an online platform.  We hope this unique edition provided visual artists and musicians an opportunity to reach...

Art in the Garden Online

May 4-31, 2020
Online

Due to risks brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Art in the Garden 2020 has been transformed into an online platform.  We hope this unique edition will provide visual artists and musicians an opportunity to reach out to their audiences and for...

International Film Series | Winter 2020

Jan 22 - Mar 18, 2020 | 7:00pm
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas

The North Van Arts International Film Series is presented by North Van Arts in cooperation with the Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout the year a series of festival selections are screened at Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas for special...

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
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...

Artist Talk with Susanna Blunt

Saturday, July 20, 1pm
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at 1pm for a talk with exhibiting artist, Susanna Blunt. Susanna invites us to take part in a discussion on new ways to interpret art. Artists are explorers and translators, creating maps and imagery for you to delve into and explore. This...

Philosophers' Café

Thursday, March 7
Cityscape Community Art Space

North Van Arts has partnered with SFU to host a Philosophers’ Café at CityScape Community ArtSpace during the Art Rental Show. Cafés are always free, and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. The discussion will be guided by the following questions: How...

Sewing Bee

Thursday, Nov 1, 1-3pm
CityScape Community Art Space

In keeping with the textile narrative theme of the show, artists Anne Montgomery and Dawn Livera invite you to join them in a community sewing bee. We will gather together with cloth and needles in hand to share stories, laughter and encouragement. You may...

Light Painting with Aurélia Bizouard

Thursday, Oct 11, 6:30-8pm
CityScape Community Art Space

Experience the Exhibition in a New Way Light Painting Through Glass Aurélia Bizouard will be bringing her light painting to CityScape, providing another way to engage the viewer within the current exhibition, Journey of a Salmon.  Projecting coloured light...

Culture Days Weekend: Poets in the Kitchen

Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
CityScape Community Art Space

POETS IN THE KITCHEN  Saturday, September 29th 1-4PM COOKING | ART PERFORMANCE | DIALOGUE  Featuring spoken word poets:  Johnny MacRae, Anjalica Solomon, & Andrew Warner...

CreativeScape with Sharka Leigh

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Cityscape Community Art Space

Abstract / Realism artist Sharka Leigh will lead a free interactive workshop where participants will create a mixed media art piece that is partially abstract and partially realist. Participants will be encouraged to collage, paint, and draw whatever comes into their...

Art at the Market

Fridays, Jun 15 - Aug 17
Shipbuilders Square

Art Activities at the Shipyards Night Market [intro-text]We’re excited to be back for another summer at THE place to be in North Vancouver on Friday night!  Look for our table in or around the Pipeshop.  We’re pretty noticeable with a crowd of...

Artist talk: Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph

Tuesday, 19 June, 12:15 - 12:45PM
City Atrium Gallery

Please come and join us at the City Atrium Gallery at North Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday, June 19 from 12:15 – 12:45pm for a free artist talk and weaving demonstration with Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph. Cheximiya will speak about her work on display as well as...

Industrial Perspectives: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 14, 6:30-8pm
Cityscape Community Art Space

Join artists Lori Bagnérès, Joy Munt and Lori Sokoluk to discuss the inspiration and processes in creating the artwork featured in the current exhibition at CityScape Community Art Space, Industrial Perspective. Free admission, but we ask that you let us know if...

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...

CreativeScape: Art-Inspired Poetry

January 25, 2018
Cityscape Community Art Space

Need a break from your art studio, home, favorite coffee place? With high gallery walls and natural light – let our gallery become your studio and join us for an evening of art and community. Bring your own project and supplies; we will provide tables, chairs,...

Anonymous Art Show Opening Night

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Cityscape Community Art Space

Opening Night is an exciting time to see the exhibition in its entirety and choose from 738 works of art from over 300 local artists. The Anonymous Art Show is a fundraising event and group exhibition that raises over $10 000 each year to support the valuable...

Bannock Making Workshop

Thursday, October 26
Cityscape Community Art Space

[intro-text]Luskinikn Bannock Making Workshop and Community Dinner[/intro-text] Creative Escape Evening Join us for a community potluck with Pushing Boundaries exhibiting artist Alanna Edwards who will share a Luskinikn recipe for everyone to cook and try. Luskinikn...

Culture Days | Create your own 8" x 8" Canvas


Cityscape Community Art Space

It’s time to get creative with your very own 8” x 8” art piece. Learn tips and techniques on how to make the most out of a small canvas. Two artists will be in the gallery demonstrating how to create, transfer, and finish your artwork on canvas or wood panels....

Culture Days | Create your own 8″ x 8″ Canvas


Cityscape Community Art Space

It’s time to get creative with your very own 8” x 8” art piece. Learn tips and techniques on how to make the most out of a small canvas. Two artists will be in the gallery demonstrating how to create, transfer, and finish your artwork on canvas or wood panels....

Creative Escape Evenings

August 31, 6-8pm
Cityscape Community Art Sapce

We are thrilled that the Branch Refinement artists, Bonnie Jordan, Fae Logie and Tiki Mulvihill will be leading the next Creative Escape.  We invite you to join us in an evening of drawing and collage activities.  Using elements and imagery from the past and present,...

ART + PLACE

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

(Starting left) Members of Alt-Shift, with (middle) NVCAC Executive Director, Nancy Cottingham Powell, and (far right) Program Manager, Julie Mamias, of Des Arts Dehors/Arts Outside from Made in BC, Dance on Tour(Left to right) NVCAC Executive Director, Nancy...

Fun City Art

August 12 & 13, 2017
Cityscape Community Art Space

[intro-text]Join us for a weekend packed full of fun art activities during the Fun City Festival – FREE![/intro-text] Exploring the theme of our current exhibition at CityScape Community Art Space, we encourage you to explore the place around you – all...

Artist Demonstration and Talk | CityScape Community Art Space

Saturday, June 10, 1 - 4 pm
Cityscape Community Art Sapce

FREE, Fun for the whole family! Artist Demonstrations | 1 pm – 3pm Visit with artists Michelle Sirois Silver and Stephanie Symns as they demonstrate their artistic process. Michelle Sirois Silver creates hand hooked rugs with mainly recycled materials and...

Artist Demonstration and Talk | CityScape Community Art Space

Saturday, June 10, 1 - 4 pm
Cityscape Community Art Sapce

FREE, Fun for the whole family! Artist Demonstrations | 1 pm – 3pm Visit with artists Michelle Sirois Silver and Stephanie Symns as they demonstrate their artistic process. Michelle Sirois Silver creates hand hooked rugs with mainly recycled materials and...

Art Activities at Friday Night Market

June 9 - August 18, 2017 (every 2nd week)
Shipbuilders' Square

[intro-text]Come visit our table at the Friday Night Market at Shipbuilders’ Square![/intro-text] Every 2nd Friday during the summer we will be joining the fun inside the Pipe Shop at the Friday Night Markets.  We’ll be there with a different artist each...

Exhibition Proposal Info Session

Thursday May 25
Cityscape Community Art Sapce

We want your ideas! Call for Exhibition Proposals is open. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our 2018 calendar year exhibition schedule at CityScape Community Art Space. We are offering an information session, so you can...

Free Art Activity at Canada Day Celebrations

Saturday, July 1, 12-4pm
Waterfront Park

Discover Dotillism [intro-text]Join us for a Canadiana Art Activity to celebrate Canada’s birthday![/intro-text] Dot Artist, Kim Mackay will guide the creation of celebratory Canada painted stones. Kim’s painted dots play on the colour and shape of a stone...

Live Sculpting Demonstration

Thursday, May 18, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cityscape Community Art Space

Come check out an artist at work! New Forms Matter artist, Louise Solecki Weir, will be sculpting a bust from a live model in the gallery. Come down to view the exhibit and learn how a sculptor creates their work. CityScape Community Art Space | 335 Lonsdale Avenue,...

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...

Cloud Appreciation Talk

March 30, 7 pm - 8 pm, 2017
Cityscape Community Art Sapce

Please join contributing Clouds artist, Jean- Guy Dallaire, as he talks about the inspiration behind his photographic and sculptural cloud pieces. Jean-Guy Dallaire studied photography at the Northen Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. After a long career as...

Monotype Printmaking Activity, Drop-In

Sunday, March 5, 1-4pm
CityScape Community Art Space

Experience our current exhibition, ‘Limited Editions: The Art of Printmaking’ and join local artist Cath Hughes for drop in mono-printing demonstration and activity. Mono-printing is suitable for all ages, so bring the kids! This free, drop-in, hands-on art activity...

Artist Demonstration – Limited Editions

Saturday, March 4, 12-4pm
CityScape Community Art Space

Join Limited Editions: The Art of Printmaking artists,  Mariko, Elisabeth and Richard as they demonstrate their diverse methods of printmaking! Explore and ask questions about different methods or matrices — that’s the material like stone, wood, lino or metal...

Annual General Meeting 2016

September 25, 2016
CityScape Community Arts Council

Members are invited to join us for the 47th Annual General Meeting – review the past year and find out what we’re up to for the coming year.  Following the meeting, we will have a reception with refreshments. We look forward to seeing you – and...

Artist Demo with Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic

Thursday, July 14, 2016
CityScape Community Art Space

Join watercolourist Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic as she demonstrates the magic that can happen with watercolour! Michelle has mastered the medium, painting in a social realist style, inspired by family, friends and travels, her work is shown and sold across Canada as well...

Canada Day Artisan Fair 2016

July 1, 2016
Waterfront Park

[intro-text]Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, in partnership with the City of North Vancouver and Rotary Club of Lions Gate, as part of the Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park.[/intro-text] [press-button url=” “] Press Release...

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...