W E D N E S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 2 3 , 2 0 1 1 Call us for a second opinion Richmond Branch (604) 270-6457 www.cibcwoodgundy.com YOUR 01074916 23 23 S O U R C E F O R L O C A L S P O RT S , N E W S , W E AT H E R A N D E N T E RTA I N M E N T ! W W W . R I C H M O N D - N E W S . C O M W herever you have human activity, you have arts and culture. The desire to express one’s imagination and creativity is a basic human impulse, and Richmondites are as impulsive as the rest. The city may not be viewed as an arts Mecca, but there have been key developments over the years that have helped sow the seeds of a vibrant and diverse arts community — the kind of community that is currently being celebrated in the Winter Festival of the Arts. $ $ $ $ $ $ Beer, Wine, Pop, Juice, Water It's worth RICHMOND BOTTLE DEPOT it. =$ 8171 Westminster Hwy. (at Buswell, one block east of No. 3 Rd.) Walkway access also from Save-On Foods parking lot Mon-Sat 8:45-6:30 Sun 10-5 (604) 780-4959 07283111 This issue of the Richmond News will look at what has happened in Richmond’s arts community to get us where we are, what needs to happen for us to move forward and what is happening right now that we have every right to celebrate.