What’s On

beer eventCelebrate Craft … Beer!” is a charitable fundraiser featuring a curated market of local artists while celebrating the seasonal craft beer of 18 BC breweries. The funds raised will support the ongoing delivery of the Craft Council of BC’s ‘Craft, Heritage & Me’ program for under-served youth.

Craft brewers will be submitting their unique seasonal craft beer for an evening of tasting by judges and craft community enthusiasts. Jurors – Rebecca Whyman, Chad McCarthy & Ken Beattie – will select the winning beer. And the prize for the best in seasonal category will win an amazing handmade tap designed and created by a noted local craft artist.

This charitable event will be held 7:30pm November 5th @ Performance Works on Granville Island and will include live music, munchies, a blind silent auction of BC experiences and a curated craft market for you to peruse while enjoying the selection of seasonal craft beer.

You will get the chance to bid in the silent auction for prizes such as ‘Beer for a Year’, ‘Beer for Half a Year’, an Edible Canada gift basket full of local delicious goodies, dance lessons with Joe Ink Dance, generous gift certificates to Burgoo Bistro, amongst many other amazing local experiences! 

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite, and include 4 tasters of beer & a 4oz tasting glass to take home.
Tax receipts issued for a portion of the ticket price.

$32 Earlybird (before September 23rd)
$37 Regular (after September 24th)

Additional tasting tokens are available for purchase during the evening for $1.25 each

Click here for a list of participating breweries and artists.

Louise Perrone and Jan Smith: Jewelry Dialogue: On and Off the Body

Thursday, August 18, 2016 ― Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jewelry Dialogue: On and Off the Body creates a dialogue between the two artists, their work, the wearer and the viewer. Through an exchange of source material which will be worked into a jewelry object, Jan Smith and Louise Perrone begin a conversation about making, wearing and displaying jewelry. The culmination of their dialogue will result in pieces that are worn, photographed and exhibited so that […]

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Penny Parry : to have & to hold – the physical book…more than a quaint tradition

Friday, October 14, 2016 ― Thursday, November 17, 2016

“To me, if the physical book were to become a museum piece, I fear that we would be one step closer to becoming efficient robots. The viewer will be challenged to consider what we would lose if we went head long into a world of  virtual books only.” Penny Parry Within the next few generations, how […]

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Events / Opportunities

Sat, Aug 27, 2016 ― Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Learning / Symposia / Residency
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Book Binding and Print Making Workshops

Continuing through September, BC Lower Mainland’s branch of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist’s Guild (CBBAG) is offering a variety of workshops and showings: Ranging from more general Printmaking techniques, Monoprints and Linocut classes into the world of Bookbinding, CCBAG invites you to at least one of their 8 workshops and displays. This Saturday, August […]

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016 ― Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Learning / Symposia / Residency
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Basket Weaving with Amy Robertson

Immerse yourself in a two day exploration of basketry using a variety of methods. The bark of the Western Red Cedar tree is our primary focus with other wild natural materials native to BC.  Instruction is given using demonstrations, examples, books and photos. Design and weave a basket to take home. Together, we’ll celebrate the craft circle, […]

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Fri, Mar 11, 2016 ― Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Award / Grant / Bursary
Outside BC

Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects

The Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects program provides support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations. The program encourages social and community environments that […]

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Fri, May 27, 2016 ― Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Call for Entry – 2017 Summer Int’l Artist Residency, Siena Art Institute

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Program awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. The month-long Summer Residency Program grants resident artists a studio space at the Siena Art Institute & a private 1-bedroom apartment in […]

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