About the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community event that celebrates the creative energy of local artists. The event features artists in approachable venues all throughout the North Shore, inviting community to engage with and learn about their practices. The North Shore Art Crawl energizes and inspires community through uplifting the arts.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council at the Silk Purse Arts Centre

Medium: Gallery


1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver


Additional accessibility measures:
Ramps and/or elevators

About the Artist

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council is a not-for-profit established in 1968 with the mission is to increase & broaden opportunities for the community to enjoy & participate in cultural activities; to deliver engaging arts programs; to foster interest in our diverse cultural heritage; including programming exhibitions in the Silk Purse Arts Centre. ‘Testimony’ explores themes of hope, displacement, isolation, perseverance & finding one's voice. Faria Firoz is a Bangladeshi-born artist whose expressive, symbolic paintings address the struggles of women who immigrate to Canada in abusive relationships, who must also navigate unfamiliar culture, language & customs to find their own power. Harem Jamal is a Kurdish artist from Iraq, whose childhood was spent in a refugee camp. His bold, realistic paintings explore the experiences of children displaced from their communities, surrounded by war, searching for a hopeful future.
North Shore Art Crawl 2023