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Safe Amp at ArtStarts

Safe Amp at ArtStarts

Last month the ArtStarts Gallery was host to a special fundraising event for The Safe Amplification Site Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a permanent all-ages space for music and other arts events in Vancouver.

Gallery Tours!

Gallery Tours!

Students from Hammond Elementary in Maple Ridge recently visited the ArtStarts Gallery for a tour of our current exhibition, Welcome to Our World.

Keeping Vancouver Spectacular

Keeping Vancouver Spectacular

ArtStarts thanks the Keep Vancouver Spectacular program, a project of the City of Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver, for making sure our neighbourhood looks great!

Arts & Culture Week at Dasmesh School

Arts & Culture Week at Dasmesh School

The 11th annual BC Arts & Culture Week wrapped up on April 24th. Many schools and arts councils around the province took part. From the Arty Awards in Abbotsford to a school tour of the north by Vancouver dance company Joe Ink, citizens and students across BC got engaged in arts activities that connected them with their local communities.

Instrument Fun with The Kerplunks

Instrument Fun with The Kerplunks

Award-winning band The Kerplunks visited ArtStarts today to deliver a fun-filled musical performance. The 4 talented members taught the audience about a variety of instruments, including bass, guitar, trumpet, trombone, banjo, drums, and even kazoo!

Sudnya Mulye at the ArtStarts Gallery

Sudnya Mulye at the ArtStarts Gallery

Sudnya Mulye visited the ArtStarts Gallery on Saturday for a workshop on Indian Dance. Kids and parents learned about the classical dance style Bharata Natyam, exploring Indian culture and tradition through this expressive medium.

Schools Across BC prepare for Arts & Culture Week

Schools Across BC prepare for Arts & Culture Week

Schools across BC are preparing to celebrate BC Arts & Culture Week. During the week of April 18-24, hundreds of schools and community arts organizations will host events, from Arts Galas to theatrical performances.

Artist spotlight: Julian Lawrence

Artist spotlight: Julian Lawrence

Students from Windemere Secondary school, who came in for a tour of our current exhibition, Welcome to Our World, recently left ArtStarts some very original thank-you gifts!

Portraits of Resilience on display at ArtStarts Gallery

Portraits of Resilience on display at ArtStarts Gallery

The Many Strong Voices Programme (MSV) was created in 2005 to bring together indigenous peoples, community organizations, policy makers, NGOs, and researchers from the Arctic and Small Island Developing States. One of its key goals is to make sure the voices of people in these vulnerable regions are heard.

Drumming with Milton Randall

Drumming with Milton Randall

Saturday marked another action-packed ArtStarts on Saturdays workshop. Milton Randall dropped by to teach kids & parents about the language of drumming. Participants got a workout and practiced their counting skills as they banged on their individual drums.

Code Live

Code Live

CODE Live Opens February 4th! -- 18 days of interactive art and cutting edge music. All part of CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital

Sing-along with Bobs & Lolo

Sing-along with Bobs & Lolo

After a month in hiatus, the ArtStarts on Saturdays series is off to a great start in 2010. In record breaking numbers, families poured into the ArtStarts gallery for a performance by popular local artists, Bobs and Lolo. Kids sang and danced to a number of songs, using movement and imagination to celebrate the natural world.

Welcome To Our World

Welcome To Our World

This afternoon ArtStarts celebrated the opening of our newest gallery exhibition: Welcome To Our World. It was a busy day, as young artists, friends, teachers and mentors came to see the display of creative work by students from Port Moody to Greenland.