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Art in the City: Studio Tour - Surrey

13730 72 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia
V3W 2P1
Websitehttp://www.tourismsurrey.com/studiotour
Toll-free
Phone604-594-2700

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Join us for the inaugural Art in the City Studio Tour from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Artists and artisans from all around Surrey will open their studio doors and provide a unique opportunity to showcase their original work to both visitors and residents. Through demonstration, exhibition, and engagement, visitors to the studios will receive a meaningful and enlightening experience on the arts in Surrey. 14 artists and artisans will be featured at 10 different locations around the city. At each site, gain a unique opportunity to watch an artist work on their craft: from using watercolours to create gorgeous landscapes to watching glass blowing in action. Shop around and find the perfect art piece to add to your collection.

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Grand Prix of Art - Richmond

Various locations throughout Steveston Village
Richmond, British Columbia
V7E 3J1
Websitehttp://www.grandprixofart.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Join us for the painting event of the year! Artists are invited to participate in a competition of Plein Air painting. Artists will be randomly allocated a location, where they will have three hours to complete a work of art. The works will be adjudicated, with over $2000 in prizes. Young artists are also invited to participate, with dedicated awards for youth as well as numerous participation awards. Visitors are invited to come down to enjoy the atmosphere, live music, & watch the competition unfold as artists battle for the conveted Grand Prix Championship. Visitors will also be able to vote for a "People's Choice" award & take in the display of the painting which will hang at Britannia Heritage Shipyards through the week.

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Sculpture Splash - Esquimalt

1101 Munro St
Esquimalt, British Columbia
V9A 6G6
Websitehttp://www.townshiparts.org
Toll-free
Phone778-433-4228

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Township Community Arts Council presents "Sculpture Splash, An Art Extravaganza by the Sea ", a two-day outdoor arts and cultural event at Macaulay Point Park in Esquimalt, BC. Sculpture Splash will transform our coastal walkway for one weekend into a seaside open-air dimensional art gallery integrating over 70 sculptures into the rugged terrain and natural beauty of Macaulay Point Park. Meet the Artists. View Artist Demos. Live Music. Specialty Food. Vote for the Peoples Choice Award. Buy a Sculpture! Free Admission. Not just another walk in the Park! Come to Sculpture Splash!

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City as Site: Public Art in Richmond - Richmond

180-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, British Columbia
V6Y 1R9
Websitehttp://www.richmondartgallery.org
Toll-free
Phone604-247-8300

Daily from September 6, 2014 to October 26, 2014

The first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond's Public Art Program. Curated by Richmond Art Gallery Director Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, the exhibition will feature several diverse public art projects representing the different ways public art is funded in Richmond - through civic funding, private development, community projects, and the program's newer series of temporary projects and socially engaged artist performances. The goal of the exhibition is to reveal the mysteries of the public art process, its role in cultural planning strategy, the possibilities it offers for community participation and its value to the community.

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Dressed in Drama - Vancouver

578 Carrall St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 5K2
Websitehttp://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Toll-free
Phone604-662-3207

Daily from September 2, 2014 to November 2, 2014

An exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. Included with garden admission. 9:30 am-7:00 pm.

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Carving on the Edge Festival - Tofino

Various Locations Throughout Tofino
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Websitehttp://www.carvingedgefestival.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-000-0000

Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 22, 2014

The Annual Carving on the Edge Festival celebrates the work of both traditional and contemporary wood carving artists; the 10-day festival includes a fine art wood carving show, demonstrations on traditional canoe-building, Nuu-chah-nulth paddle-making, mask making, burl wood carving, tool-making, and traditional designs. Presentations by master carvers, storytelling events, and family carving workshops for all ages. All events are open to the public at no charge and a "Carving Map' is available from local businesses and visitor centres will lead festival goers to event locations.

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Painting & Wine at The Vibrant Vine Winery - Kelowna

3240 Pooley Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 4G7
Websitehttp://www.debbymerkel.com
Toll-free
Phone778-214-4107

Weekly on Monday, Thursday from Thursday July 31, 2014 to Thursday September 25, 2014

Create your masterpiece at the vineyard with Kelowna artist Debby Merkel! An Okanagan Experience to take home with you.

Add this workshop to your list of "things to do this summer". Join Debby Merkel to discover your inner artist with this loose, playful style of painting - no experience necessary!

4 hour workshop at The Vibrant Vine includes: all supplies, a light lunch with a glass of wine and your creation to take home.

Cost is $150 per person and registration is required and available online. A minimum of 4 participants per class is needed.

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Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Websitehttp://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4700

Daily from June 28, 2014 to October 19, 2014

Art has helped to define Canada, its landscape and its people. Comprised of works from the Gallery's permanent collection, Painted Past traces the history of painting in both Canada and the province through three sections: portraiture, landscape and cityscape.

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Kaslo Art Walk - Kaslo

Throughout the City
Kaslo, British Columbia
V0G 1M0
Websitehttp://www.visitkaslo.com
Toll-free
Phone250-366-0061

Daily from June 14, 2014 to September 20, 2014

The Kaslo Art Walk is an annual summer event that partners local businesses with local artists of all mediums. To enjoy this self guided tour pick yourself up an Art Walk map at any downtown business and peruse Kaslo´s businesses and their artists.

A North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council Event.

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Robert David Symons - Countryman Art Exhibit - Fort St. John

9323 100 St
Fort St. John, British Columbia
V1J 4N4
Websitehttp://www.fsjmuseum.com
Toll-free
Phone250-787-0430

Daily from June 2, 2014 to September 24, 2014

See the Canadian West through the artwork of R.D. Symons at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum from June 2 through September 24, 2014.

Symons was an artist, writer and naturalist. Born in England in 1898, he immigrated to Canada in 1914, to be a cowboy on a ranch in Saskatchewan.

He lived near Fort St. John from 1943 to 1961 first as a game warden and then as a rancher. He painted, worked with horses, wrote books, and was an advocate for conserving nature.

This exhibition was curated by Heather Smith of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.

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