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Welcome! Thoughts from the Publisher

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Waking up to the warm scent of Okanagan air. Feeling the mist of the ocean as it crashes upon rugged shores. Watching a ceramicist curling her hands around a lump of clay, forming it fluidly. Witnessing a glass blower pull molten glass from the fire and shape it. Sipping a Gewürztraminer that tastes like the rolling hills and aromas of Naramata. A sea of people moving together to the rhythm at a music festival. That painting that keeps filling your vision long after leaving the gallery… These moments, these memories are the reason for my own passion to preserve, showcase and promote arts and culture in BC. To direct people to the distinct character of a community and its artisans, creators and history makers.

‘Birchy’ photography – textured aluminum print, 48”x 24”, by Desirée Patterson

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My own memories are peppered with experiences of a road less traveled. Discovering an artist studio or a gallery off-the-beaten-path. I want to encourage people to be curious, to delve deep into the heritage and culture of communities they visit. Through the guide and online companion Art-BC.com we create curated experiences that offer guide users a taste of the essence of the community and its unique cultural footprint. The Curated Community is a journalism initiative that began with the idea of giving guide readers and online subscribers a taste of the diversity, depth and charm of featured communities throughout the province. Check out our website Art-BC.com to sign up for this celebrated monthly Newsletter publication. Whether you’re road tripping on the Island with the Guide in your glove-box or using your mobile to discover local destinations online at Art-BC.com, you are the creator of your own cultural crawl through the province and BC’s Guide to Arts & Culture is your directory to real, authentic cultural experience. Warmest regards,

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International Art Fair April 19 - 22, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre Art! Vancouver features a diverse selection of art work from across Canada and around the world

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A GLOBAL FESTIVAL FOR COLLECTABLE CRAFT May 4-28, 2018 Restoring and nurturing our connection with the hand made. Please join us as we weave Celebrate Craft Vancouver into the fabric of our beautiful city. Along with our Event Partners we collectively offer a fun-filled calendar of events that dig deep into the connectivity the artist is making with each piece of craft and its intended purpose. Our carefully curated programme includes demonstrations, exhibitions, tours, workshops, film, artist talks, along with dining + tasting opportunities.

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Your journey begins at 639 Hornby St., at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Surrounded by a serene courtyard, the gallery is filled with the largest collection of Contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork in particular, works by the acclaimed Haida artist, Bill Reid.

Nearby at the corner of Hornby and Georgia, you will find the Pendulum Gallery (885 Georgia St.) in the atrium of the HSBC Building named for the overhead pendulum. The gallery features 12-14 exhibitions annually and curates to the taste of the general public.

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Crossing West Georgia St., you will find the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG 750 Hornby St.), housed in the former provincial courthouse. The VAG presents Canadian and international exhibitions and houses the world’s most significant collection of works by renowned BC artist, Emily Carr. Check out the curated Gallery Store and relax with artisanal food and coffee on the rooftop patio at the Gallery Café. Don’t forget to hit the VAG’s offsite outdoor exhibition space up the street on Georgia (1100 West Georgia St) featuring interactive public artworks.

On Howe Street, visit the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery (549 Howe St.) and see the European Masters including Picasso, Dali and Matisse.

Walking northbound on Howe St. you will find Le Soleil Gallery (100-535 Howe St.) featuring eclectic and vivid contemporary alongside classic old world masterpieces.

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Downtown Granville Street is at the heart of the city. This iconic street is a mix of high-end and funky retail, the entertainment district, hotels, restaurants and more. Tour the 12 electrical boxes wrapped with original art by Emily Carr students and alumni. There are 1 to 2 boxes on each block from West Cordova to Drake Street.

Continue north to Canada Place on the beautiful Burrard Inlet. On the Western promenade, the Canadian Trail is a unique walk across Canada from west to east. Head to the North Point for incredible views of the North Shore. Visit the Pan Pacific Hotel where you will find the Sasaki Art Gallery featuring the work of Japanese Canadian artist, Terry Sasaki.

On the water at Burrard Street, marvel at the awardwinning Vancouver Convention Centre, renowned as a green-designed, state-of-the-art facility. Enjoy public artwork surrounding the building, including The Drop, an internationally commissioned work at Bon Voyage Plaza.

Don’t miss Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings) home of The Vancouver Lookout and the Teck Gallery, featuring socially engaging artwork by SFU students.

Discover The FALL – a multifaceted, art focused Vancouver tattoo parlor, studio, and gallery promoting mixed media, and cutting-edge and alternative art. (644 Seymour Street).

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Downtown Vancouver Take in the architectural grandeur of the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street) and spot the public art piece “The Words Don’t Fit the Picture” by Vancouver artist Ron Terada. Inside visit the Moat Gallery, on the Lower Level of Library Square.

Heading across Richards Street visit the Republic Gallery (732 Richards Street, Second Floor) featuring contemporary art by Canadian and international artists. Down the street, the unique ArtStarts (808 Richards Street) - the first Canadian gallery devoted exclusively to young people’s art.

The Nike is a majestic sculpture at the intersection of West Cordova and Thurlow. Just a few steps from the Olympic Cauldron

Visit the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson Street) contemporaryartgallery.ca 604.681.2700) where exhibitions showcase the work of local and international contemporary artists. Up Nelson street, head to Art Beatus (108 – 808 Nelson Street), a gallery focusing on the work of contemporary Asian Artists.

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ike most other metropolitan centres, Vancouver is made up of unique boroughs. From East Van’s trendy Gastown with boutique shopping and gastronomic delight, to the West End with its laid back beachfront atmosphere, each neighbourhood has its own imitable character and distinct vibe. The pace and lifestyle of the West End encompasses the rich natural beauty of the pacific coast and the vibrant culture of arts and entertainment in Vancouver in one iconic neighbourhood.

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Visitors looking at the First Nations art at the Audain Art Museum. Credit: BC Ale Trail

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he majesty and natural beauty of British Columbia have been the backdrop for cultural vibrancy for millennia. Stories of BC’s First Nations have roots that run deep and are the underpinning of the diverse tapestry of arts and culture in the province. Experience intimately the beating drum of a thriving Aboriginal Culture by visiting Cultural Centres, art galleries and preserved heritage sites across the province. Discover the many authentic Aboriginal bodies focused on the preservation, education and continued development of BC’s Indigenous culture. Vancouver Bill Reid Gallery ................................... Page 8 Skwachàys Lodge ................................ Page 17 Eagle Spirit Gallery ............................. Page 23 Sechelt Tems Swiya Museum ............................ Page 41 Courtenay Spirits of the West Coast Native Gallery Page 77 Campbell River Wei Wai Kum House of Treasures ......... Page 78 Tofino House of Himwitsa ................................ Page 81 Osoyoos Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre ............ Page 96 Haida Gwaii Haida Gwaii Museum ........................... Page 100 Terrace House of Sim-Oi-Ghets ............................ Page 102 New Aiyansh Nisga'a Museum ................................... Page 102

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xploring a community independently and stumbling upon moments and experiences can be exhilarating if you have the luxury of taking your time to wander. If you’ve only got an afternoon to discover the choicest spots you’ve got to dive in and learn the art of touring. Taking tours, whether self-guided or lead by an professional takes the guess-work out of your journey, providing you with local expert knowledge and leading you to the otherwise hidden gems and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re delving into a studio tour, or taking a self-guided tour of local breweries, experience the art of the tour and sojourn like a local.

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evelop a local savoir-fare of what’s hip and emerging in Vancouver arts and culture as you explore East Vancouver. Peppered with artist studios, trendy boutiques, artisanal cafés and eateries, unconventional gallery spaces, public art and more and naturally curated in distinct walkable areas, East Van will awaken your inner urban explorer. Experience the hippie-chic culture of Commercial Drive, affectionately known as The Drive. Visit historic Chinatown with its unforgettable, eclectic shopfronts, trendy eateries, and cafés. Be sure to explore Mainstreet and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood for boutique shopping, galleries and local fare.

EXPLORE MOUNT PLEASANT WITH GUIDED WALKING TOURS EVERY SATURDAY Taking you through Vancouver’s largest display of public street art, our tours follow two routes showcasing some of the beautiful murals that have transformed Mt. Pleasant and False Creek Flats. vancouvermuralfestival.com | mountpleasantbia.com

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nder the Granville Street bridge lies the cultural hub of Granville Island. A one-time railyard and shipping dock, the island is the picture of urban transformation. Artists, craft markets, a market devoted to children, boutiques, galleries, the city’s art university, theatres, restaurants and markets, sea touring outposts, the best buskers in town and Aboriginal artistry are all packed into the bustling island. The Public Market is an epicentre of handmade foods and goods. Across the street at the Net Loft market, and all over the island, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind boutiques selling locally made goods, including craft beer, sake, art and more.

FEDERATION GALLERY The gallery of 2,600 Canadian Artists

www.artists.ca

1241 Cartwright Street

Granville Island, Vancouver

The Public Market is brimming with top notch food, craft and artisanal vendors of all kinds. From iconic fish mongers and produce markets, to handmade doughnuts and bagels, chocolatiers and candy makers to artisanal cheese and charcuterie, international eats and baked goods, to hand painted pottery and jewellery. Indulge your senses and experience the art of handmade, from fine gifts to edible delights, the market is an unforgettable adventure in arts and culture. Discover fine Aboriginal artistry and culture at the Eagle Spirit Gallery. For over 25 years, the gallery has been promoting and curating the works of prominent Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. The exquisite craft and artistry displayed in the work at the gallery is curated in a museum-like setting, showcasing the rich, age old traditions of Canada’s First Peoples.

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Eagle Spirit Gallery

Featuring hand-carved masks, panels, bentwood boxes, totem poles, argillite, glass sculpture and Inuit stone sculpture. 1803 Maritime Mews Granville Island Vancouver, BC 604.801.5205 or Toll Free 888.801.4277 Daily, 11 am - 5pm Call for seasonal hours

www.eaglespiritgallery.com

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vocative gestural paintings, luxurious hand woven silk, soft handcrafted leather goods, forged silver and gold jewellery, swirling blown glass, skillfully crafted ceramics, and handmade woolen garments are just some of the diverse skills and wares produced by the artists of Granville Island. Visit artists in their shops and studios all over the island, or take a class in one of these inspired spaces. Artist Jeanne Krabbendam offers abstract painting classes in her beautiful studio. Whether you’re looking for a gift, or looking for pleasure Granville Island artists are guaranteed to inspire.

JEANNE KRABBENDAM AT THE SALT WATER STUDIO

Jeanne would love to welcome you at her studio! Come and see the artist’s abstract and semi-abstract art works, or take a painting class or workshop at her beautiful studio on Granville Island. Call or email to arrange an appointment. Phone: 604 434 1367 • Email: jeanne@axion.net www.jeannekrabbendam.com 202-1650 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC

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short walk from Granville Island uncover a blast from the past at the Museum of Vancouver in the beautiful waterfront Vanier Park. Throughout the year Vanier park is a destination brimming with activity, after rediscovering Vancouver’s past at the museum, take a spin through the galaxy at the Planetarium. On summer evenings, remember the Bard and the history of theatre as Vanier lights up the stage for the celebrated annual Bard on the Beach. Spend all day exploring this ocean-front park and its surrounding neighbourhood of eateries and independent coffee houses.

VancouverÔs story begins here.

Canada’s premier civic history museum is a must-visit destination for people who love Vancouver—located at Vanier Park: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver.

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Kevin MacDonald & Amber Lewis Much Ado About Nothing (2017)

June 1 - Sept 23, 2017 • Vanier Park, Vancouver Tickets: 604-739-0559 • bardonthebeach.org

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By Kahla Yzerman

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e are the keepers, keepers of stories, memories and culture – keepers of art. Becoming an art collector is a deeply personal and enriching exercise in keeping and preserving what you believe to be precious in the world. We are all collectors – our collections are treasure troves of objects that belong in our own little universe telling a story about our lives and who we are. What we collect speaks about what we believe in, what we care about and what inspires us. Museums, galleries and even our own kitchen drawers are archives of the hand-made, of design, artistry and creativity – objects embracing us with the vision of another creative spirit. These objects take on character, are imbued with memories, becoming like companions and vessels containing our most ineffable sentiments. We are the curators of our homes and we fill our lives with objects of artistry and fine craft. We live with cherished, slow-made, artisanal goods. Art collecting is not for the wealthy and the elite, it is instinctive to see beauty and to make collections of precious things. Even the birds adorn their nests. As you begin to foray into the world of art collecting, you will fall in love with something familiar or be inspired by something completely new. Whether purchasing a painting from a local artist that captivated your imagination, or selecting a fine, hand thrown mug for your morning coffee, remember: you are a keeper – you are an art collector.

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MONICA GEWURZ Monica Gewurz, Lions Bay, BC mgdesigns@shaw.ca www.mgdesigns.org Monica’s artwork is inspired by the Pacific Northwest landscape and Indigenous symbolism. Her textured semi-abstract paintings are described as ethereal landscapes or forms of the mind. She is represented at Ukama Gallery, Vancouver. Recent works are part of a textural exploration of the patterns of light and wind as they travel across water and rock surfaces.

Portrait Sculpture in Clay by Elaine Brewer-White

www.elainebrewerwhiteceramics.com 778.882.0561

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Kristin Krimmel

“Somewhere over the Fraser River” acrylic on canvas. 48x60 inches.

Kristin Krimmel explores and interprets the world around her, observing and recording fugitive images and ideas from obscurity. She expresses them in a wide variety of media – chalk pastel, watercolour, oils, acrylics, collages and photography. Studio visits by appointment only. Maple Ridge, BC 604.476.1835 Representation: www.elliottlouis.com

www.kristinkrimmel.com

KYOTO WALK, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”

Susan J. Falk

www.susanfalk.ca Studio visits by appointment 604.534.4730 Email: susanjfalk@shaw.ca

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Daniel J. Daniel J. Izzárd Izzárd 1923-2007 1923-2007

“Early Morning, Quathiaski Cove, BC” 24” x 30”, oil on canvas 20” x 24” Magic Hour Inn “Early Morning, Quathiaski Cove, BC” 24” xWickinninish 30”, oil on canvas

For further information please contact Izzard Fine Arts Inc. For further information pleaseizzardstudio@shaw.ca contact Izzard Fine Arts Inc. 604-922-3474 or email 604-922-3474izzardfinearts.com or email izzardstudio@shaw.ca izzardfinearts.com

JANE KENYON

Contemporary Abstract Painter

Jive, 2016, mixed media on panel, 36”x 36”

For further information contact Jane Kenyon mpjkenyon@gmail.com janekenyon.com

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Discover the Artsy Side of our Mountainside Beauty always inspires art. And that’s why Vancouver’s North Shore is the perfect getaway for art and nature lovers alike. Come for the weekend and open up your imagination without having to open your wallet at many venues. Admission is by donation at the stunning new Polygon Gallery on the Lower Lonsdale waterfront, featuring photographic and media art - opening fall 2017! Afterwards, for something completely different take the kids geocacheing for public art. Or if you prefer to stay indoors, there are galleries, museums, theatres, presentation and performance centres that all have something to delight every artistic palette. Plan your visit around an annual festival or cultural event for a truly fun and artful getaway.

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Festivals & Events Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (February) North Shore Art Crawl (March) Art in the Garden (May) Shipyard Square Friday Night Market (May to October) North Shore Jazz Festival (June) Caribbean Days (July) Harmony Arts Festival (August) Tsleil-Waututh Culture Arts Festival (August) Squamish Nation’s Pow Wow (August) Coho Festival (September) Artists for Conservation Festival (September-October) Anonymous Art Show (November/December) Festival of Lights (December)

where nature & art live www.vancouversnorthshore.com VanNSTourism

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Experience the call of Nature on the North Shore. The ocean breeze, awe-inspiring landscapes and coastal lifestyle have served as a backdrop for cultural ambition for centuries. Unearth your inner cultural aficionado and engage with a thriving Indigenous culture and prolific art scene in the area. Take in a festival or try a self-guided tour, like the Park Royal Art Walk, to discover inspired artwork throughout this scenic area.

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BROWNING STAINED GLASS STUDIO 1950 Westover Road, North Vancouver, BC 604.908.9182 stuartbrowning@shaw.ca www.browningstainedglass.com Available by appointment Stuart Browning, glass artist, specializes in the creation of original leaded stained glass windows, etched art pieces and wall dividers for churches, homes and commercial buildings. Traditional techniques are used which include etching, sandblasting and carving. Stuart is skilled at incorporating his designs into residential and commercial renovations.

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ART WALK At the foot of the Lions Gate Bridge in beautiful West Vancouver, Park Royal is a shopping, dining and art experience like no other. Our self-guided walking tour features one-of-a-kind First Nations, modern Canadian and international art pieces. Download the art map at ShopParkRoyal.com. Minutes from Downtown Â&#x; Free Parking

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Squamish & Britannia

ajestic, towering mountains blanketed by a serene forest canopy surround the culturally flourishing community of Squamish. Centrally located between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is home to some of the world’s best hiking and outdoor adventure, as well as a long preserved and celebrated Aboriginal Culture. Discover pristine natural beauty and the art inspired by it. Visit local artist studios, galleries, theatre productions, live music, heritage attractions and events happening throughout the year. Nearby Britannia is home to a mining museum preserving and teaching about the legacy of mining in British Columbia. A family friendly experience, the museum offers underground tours of the mines, rides on mining cars and more.

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Western Canada’s largest collection of Railway Heritage

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The Greatest Show Under Earth.

Eyes widen and imaginations soar aboard the underground train at Britannia Mine Museum. Open 7 days a week. Located between Vancouver and Whistler.

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Explore Arts & Culture in the Sea to Sky

ith nature as your canvas, explore the iconic heritage and vibrant arts scene in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. A collection of influential art galleries, award-winning museums and local artisan shops are tucked along the dramatic Sea to Sky corridor. Embark on your own cultural adventure and uncover art exhibits, live music, creative workshops, unique festivals and much more. Start exploring the Sea to Sky’s mountain culture with top spots from our carefully crafted itinerary: • Sea to Sky Cultural Journey – follow the self-guided journey along the Sea to Sky Highway with viewpoints and cultural storytelling along the way • West Coast Railway Heritage Park – this Squamish venue features the world-famous Royal Hudson steam locomotive and so much more • Pemberton Museum – open May to October, come explore the history of the Pemberton Valley • Whistler Cultural Connector – an experiential pathway connecting numerous cultural venues where you’ll discover the community’s past and present • Britannia Mine Museum – offers a unique look at mining and minerals in a BC mining town • Audain Art Museum – explore exhibits and collections in the heart of Whistler • Pemberton Farmers Market – in the summertime, shop local in Pemberton and learn from local farmers and producers • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – celebrate the culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations at this award-winning centre in Whistler

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histler is renowned for thrilling outdoor adventure experiences but there is more to this quiet mountain village. Away from the action, Whistler’s cultural identity is alive and thriving. Showcasing a rich cultural history, immersed in Aboriginal heritage an established arts community, the Cultural Connector Route is a guide to cultural destinations. The scenic route will lead you to important sites and the six major cultural institutions: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Museum, Whistler Public Library, Maury Young Arts Centre, Lost Lake Passiv Haus, and Audain Art Museum, featuring a large collection of works by several internationally recognized Canadian artists.

A Timeless Circle Designed to commemorate Whistler’s role as Host Mountain Resort during the 2010 Winter Games. Sculpture by Susan Point.

Whistler Museum come experience Whistler’s unique history!

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Open daily, year-round Fri- Wed: 11am-5pm, Thurs: 11am-9pm 4333 Main Street, 604 932 2019

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Emily Carr The Crazy Stair (The Crooked Staircase) (detail) c. 1928-30, Oil on canvas, 110.2 x 65.7 cm Audain Art Museum Collection, 2013.014

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he Sunshine Coast is unlike any other destination. With the highest number per capita of artists and artisans in all of Canada, the region is ablaze with creativity inspired by the unforgettable surrounding landscape. From Gibsons to Powell River, the Sunshine Coast is home to some of the most vibrant and creative communities in BC. The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl happens every fall and is greatly anticipated throughout the year. Spot a purple banner? That is your signal to begin the Purple Banner Tour and engage with artists of all expressions along the coast.

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sunshinecoastcanada.com Take one of the most scenic drives BC has to offer along the Sunshine Coast Highway. From Langdale to Lund you can experience the work of over 350 artists along the way. During the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl in October, studios are open, other times of the year be sure to call ahead to tour artist studios and meet the artists that populate this unique coastal region. The Gibsons Art Gallery is a must-see showing an array of contemporary work with monthly exhibitions. Also in Gibsons, be sure to stop at the Wharf to check out Sa Boothroyd Gallery, known for Sa’s signature, quirky style.

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hop, stroll, and dine against the backdrop of stunning views of Howe Sound and the vistas of coastal mountains – this is Gibsons Landing. Charming stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafés line the Landing. The Winegarden Waterfront Park is the perfect place to bask in the sun or take a panoramic picture of the harbour. Visit the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives where you can delve into the Landing’s intriguing heritage, or head over to the Gibsons Public Art Gallery

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Sechelt

xperience the serenity of Sechelt. Rest and be inspired as you explore the heritage and culture of this unique Sunshine Coast community. Nourish your inner creativity at the Sechelt Arts Festival or visit the Sunshine Coast Arts Council galleries and studios. Steep yourself in the rich heritage of the Shishàlh nation at the Tems Swiya Museum. In nearby Halfmoon Bay, experience pristine natural beauty at Rock Water Resort in Secret Cove where cedar bridge-ways take you on an ethereal walk through the coastal rainforest.

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Ten exciting days of art, entertainment, & workshops.

Oct 12 – 22 | 2017 secheltartsfestival.com TEMS SWIYA MUSEUM 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway 604.885.6012 Open Monday to Saturday Uniquely situated in the heart of the shishalh land, Tems Swiya means “our world”. The Grieving Mother (shown) is 3000 years old and our most precious artifact in our collection. We do cultural tours in our longhouse, and totem pole tours.

We are uniquely situated in the heart of the shishalh land. Tems Swiya means “our world”. The Grieving Mother (below) is 3000 years old and our most precious artifact in our collection.

Tems Swiya Museum 5555 Sunshine Coast Highway (604) 885 6012

www.shishalh.com

We do cultural tours in our longhouse, and totem pole tours

Open Monday to Saturday

www.shishalh.com

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ucked away in a secret cove, is the quiet coastal community of Halfmoon Bay. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a solo retreat, or a local daytrip, visit inspired artist studios, walk the coastal trails, and experience the culture of this idyllic seaside hamlet nestled into the matchless beauty of the Sunshine Coast.

Artist Gigi Hoeller finger paints in two very distinct styles – images of beautiful BC and beyond. Originals and prints available.

Gigi Hoeller Art Gallery 8000 Birch Way (North on Leaning Tree Road) Halfmoon Bay, BC 604.885.6650 Open from June to September 10-5 or by appointment www.gigibutterfly.com

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he quaint village of Garden Bay on Vancouver’s Sunshine Coast is home to artists and artisans inspired by the picturesque landscape and peaceful lifestyle. The Garden Bay Marine Provincial Park offers 200 metres of shoreline with a backdrop of the lush mountainside of Mount Daniel. Explore the community and get to know its cultural creatives. In nearby Powell River, experience a land locked in time. Explore the perfectly preserved historic townsite of a community built around the Powell River Mill at the turn of the century.

FINE ART GALLERY 4590 Sinclair Bay Road Garden Bay, Pender Harbour, BC 604.883.9472 info@motoko.ca www.motoko.ca

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esignated as a National Historic District in 1995, Powell River Historic Townsite is one of only a few professionally planned, single-industry towns dating from the early modern period in Canadian town planning. Townsite is remarkably intact, with over 400 original buildings contained within the original borders of the 1910 town plan. Townsite was once home to the largest paper and pulp mill in the world, which operates today as an arm of Catalyst Paper.

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604.483.3901 • thetownsite@shaw.ca • Powellrivertownsite.com

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DISCOVER

Find the extraordinary in a city that has evolved from RICHMOND, BC pioneering roots into a thriving destination. Experience fun annual events, historic sites, museums, an acclaimed contemporary art gallery, professional theatrical productions, and more than 100 works of public art.

www.richmond.ca

GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 12138 Fourth Ave.

BRITANNIA SHIPYARDS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 5180 Westwater Dr. richmond.ca/britannia

LONDON HERITAGE FARM 6511 Dyke Rd. londonheritagefarm.ca

STEVESTON MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTRE 3811 Moncton St. richmond.ca/ stevestonmuseum

STEVESTON INTERURBAN TRAM BUILDING 4011 Moncton St. richmond.ca/ interurban1220

RICHMOND MUSEUM 7700 Minoru Gate richmondmuseum.ca

GATEWAY THEATRE 6500 Gilbert Rd. gatewaytheatre.com

RICHMOND ART GALLERY 7700 Minoru Gate richmondartgallery.org

RICHMOND OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE 6111 River Rd therox.ca

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ANNUAL EVENTS

Children’s Arts Festival ............................Feb Ships to Shor Shore........................................May Regional Heritage Fair ............................May Doors Open .......................................... June Richmond Canada Day............................July Richmond Maritime Festival ...................Aug Family Farm Day.....................................Aug Richmond World Festival ....................... Sept Harvest Festival ..................................... Sept Culture Days ......................................... Sept Gateway Theatre Signature series.... Oct–Apr

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Erika KoenigWorkman

My work spans three areas; communications, advocacy and voice work. I live on the South Fraser Shores in Steveston at the mouth of the Fraser River. It provides endless inspiration for art, writing, living, working and relationships. I am in love with the Salish Sea.

Erika Koenig-Workman | Typographika | RadioSteveston Call for Appointment Cell: 604-767-0915 Studio 217: 604-447-3295 Online: about.me/erikakw etsy.com/mysterium217 audioboom.com/RadioSteveston

Steveston | Tsawwassen | Richmond

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Arts &Culture Western Canada’s oldest city and BC’s original capital, New Westminster boasts a vibrant arts and cultural community, uniquely blending the contemporary and classic. Find something just right for you.

Anvil Centre

Massey Theatre

Anvil Centre is a boutique civic centre conveniently located in the heart of Downtown New Westminster. Start your visit with a journey back 10,000 years of history at the New Westminster Museum and Archives. At New Media Gallery, experience art that has been created in a world transformed by technology. In the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, explore much more than a repository of names of our greatest participants - it’s also the keeper of our national summer sport’s history. At the modern Anvil Centre Theatre, see a diverse group of performing artists. The fully licensed venue allows creative explorations to thrive while being supported by brand new technical equipment and flexible seating options. Journey, experience, explore and see it all at the Anvil Centre.

The historic Massey Theatre offers an exceptional performance experience for music, theatre and dance. If you aren’t connected yet be sure to follow Massey Theatre on facebook for a dynamic performance schedule.

777 Columbia Street www.anvilcentre.com

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735 Eighth Avenue www.masseytheatre.com

TheGalleryatQueen’sPark Queen’s Park www.acnw.ca/gallery

Located in the Centennial Lodge, The Gallery at Queen’s Park is a community art gallery exhibiting artists from Metro Vancouver. The Gallery is operated by the Arts Council of New Westminster.

Irving House

302 Royal Avenue www.newwestcity.ca

Located in the heart of the Royal City, Irving House is one of the oldest community heritage sites in BC. Step back to 1865 as you enter the colonial home of Captain William Irving, King of the Fraser River.

Public Art Public art in New Westminster contributes to the city’s identity and promotes cultural, social and economic growth. It creates a sense of place by celebrating the community’s heritage and diverse culture. New Westminster’s public art collection features both temporary and permanent works of art by established and emerging artists.

@TourismNewWest | #MadeInNewWest tourismnewwest.com


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ew Westminster is an eclectic community with a rich history as Western Canada’s oldest city. Today, New Westminster is a vibrant hub of artistry and culture. The New Westminster Cultural Crawl highlights the local art scene with a 2 day art crawl every August featuring venues in each of the 6 distinct neighbourhoods. Tour each walkable neighbourhood year-round and discover art off the beaten track. In historic Sapperton, find the Van Dop Gallery featuring the work of over 80 Canadian artists.

COWORKING SPACE FOR ARTISTS Art Shows • Fine Art Classes • Parties Paint Nights • Weddings & Events • Corporate Team Building

www.100braidststudios.com

Gabor Gasztonyi 778.397.1449 www.gaborphotography.com Studio & Gallery www.gaborgasztonyigallery.com 730 12th Street, New Westminster BC

what you love. Be good at it. Language, Literature and Performing Arts Amelia Douglas Gallery

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At 100 Braid Street Studios see artists at work in a beautifully converted warehouse space. Westminster Quay is home of the River Market brimming with local eateries and market shopping. Discover unique galleries like the Amelia Douglas Gallery featuring emerging and established BC artists, visit the studio and gallery of renowned Gabor Gasztonyi and check out the viewing spaces at the New Westminster Public Library.

BC FROM A RIVER POINT OF VIEW

“BC from a river point of view”

Enjoy the historic experience of cruising the mighty Fraser River in a sternwheeler steamer. Cruises to Fort Langley or down to the historic fishing village of Steveston at the river’s mouth. Or a breathtaking back-country wilderness of Pitt Lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, Sunset Dinner cruises and more.

www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC 604.525.4465

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Original works by Canadian artists may be viewed in our gallery space by appointment, during our seasonal exhibitions, or at any time on our website.

Wendy Sider Design

Art consulting and professional installation services available for home and office.

421 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 Tel: 604.521.7887 or Toll-Free 1.888.981.9886 VANDOPGALLERY.COM

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Burnaby

urnaby is a dynamic community with distinct cultural experiences from urban centres to mountain-top lake fronts. Deer Lake Park is a popular park and venue for the arts, featuring two galleries, a museum and annual festivals like the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, the Burnaby Summer Concert Series and more. Visit Burnaby for adventures through forested parks, heritage sites, galleries, cultural centres and more.

Burnaby’s cultural hub for history, theatre and visual arts! Burnaby Village Museum 6501 Deer Lake Avenue 604-297-4565 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Where history comes to life.

Burnaby Art Gallery 6344 Deer Lake Avenue 604-297-4422 burnabyartgallery.ca With year-round exhibitions, art classes, talks and tours and much more.

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue 604-291-6864 Home to fine arts programs and live theatre.

Find out more: burnaby.ca

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Coquitlam Live musical performances, arts festivals and cultural events take to Coquitlam’s public spaces and theatres. Our city is on nature’s doorstep, with public artworks sharing the scenery with urban lakes, forested landscape and a mountainous backdrop. Coquitlam is easily accessible by SkyTrain’s Evergreen Extension, so ride on in. coquitlam.ca/explore

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Save Savethe theDate! Date! Festival Festival dudu Bois Bois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March . March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June . June BCBC Highland Highland Games Games . . . . . . . . .July . July 11 Coquitlam Coquitlam Celebrates Celebrates Canada Canada Day Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. . Aug. Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope Arts Arts Festival Festival . . Nov. – Jan. – Jan. Lights Lights atat Lafarge Lafarge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov.

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Art Gallery at Evergreen Coquitlam, BC | artgalleryatevergreen.com

PLACE DES ARTS

Heritage Home Tours Interactive Exhibits Heritage Programmes Neighbourhood Tours Artifacts

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Port Moody is home to several annual festivals that take place throughout the year. The many cultural facilities like the Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Arts Centre and Station Museum present exhibitions regularly engaging locals and drawing visitors from neighboring communities and abroad. While in town, don’t forget to tour the city’s array of commissioned public artworks and Gallery Row.

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Little Gypsy’s Fine Jewelry

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2419 Clarke Street Treasures on Clarke by artist Barb Krell

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Your Art Story starts Here WWW.DISCOVERSURREYBC.COM

13750 88 AVENUE SURREY, BC (IN SURREY ARTS CENTRE / BEAR CREEK PARK)

604.501.5566 FRE E A D M I SSI O N S U R R E Y. C A / A R T G A L L E R Y

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NEWTON CULTURAL CENTRE 13530 72nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 2P1 604.594.2700 A new state-of-the-art facility designed to be utilized by the arts and general business communities at large. The building is the home of the Arts Council of Surrey and contains a Gallery, Conference/ Meeting area and a Theatre/ Rehearsal Hall.

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ewly arrive to BC? Venturing out locally? Vacation or Staycation, the Arts and Cultural guide is your indispensable guide to planning your authentic experience of communities all over British Columbia. Experience the Art of the Getaway… More than just a tourist trip, the Art of the Getaway is about being in touch with the local vibe and immersing yourself in the community. We invite you to venture off the beaten path and discover locally treasured experiences in heritage, arts, culture and culinary adventure. Make your stay unforgettable and choose from unique accommodations peppered in every corner of the province. From luxury, secluded resorts built into the rugged and wild coastline of Vancouver Island to quiet B & Bs; nestled in the calm of lazy wine-country in the Okanagan – be inspired by the scenery and stay for the culture.

Clinton – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Halfmoon Bay – Rock Water Resort Osoyoos – Spirit Ridge Resort Parksville – Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort Pender Island – Poet's Cove Resort & Spa Penticton – Cormier Studio B & B Prince Rupert – Crest Hotel Salt Spring Island – Hastings House Sooke – Sooke Harbour House Tofino – Wickaninish Inn Ucluelet – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Vancouver – Skwachàys Lodge Valemount – Terracana Ranch

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ABBOTSFORD’S ART TRAIL From galleries to live theatre, absorb the creativity and culture in the hub of the Fraser Valley.

1 Take in the vision and artwork from locals in the community at the Kariton Art Gallery. abbotsfordartscouncil.com

2 Passionate about creating entertaining theatre for the heart, soul and mind. gallerytheatre.com

3 Bringing excellence in live theatre to the Fraser Valley. Feel the magic! fraservalleystage.com

4 Visit this award winning public art gallery and museum free of charge. thereach.ca

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Duncan and Chemainus offer an array of public murals as well as a collection of studios and fine galleries. Nanaimo is the longest coastal city on the island. When you’ve taken in the magnificent beach, venture into town where performance art, galleries, museums and local boutiques form a vibrant culture. Bask in the resplendent beauty of the oceanfront communities of Parksville and Qualicum and take in the many cultural experiences of the area.

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Contemporary and Historic Canadian Art

Fine art dealers of Canadian, American and international art. Winchester Galleries

606 View St. Victoria, BC

250 380 4660

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Victoria’s premier shopping destination with over 15 shops and boutiques to choose from

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250.658.8333 Unit 109 www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com

5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC

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pring and summer are great times to visit the Southern Gulf Islands for outdoor adventure, farm-fresh food and drink, arts and culture entertainment and wellness retreats. Romantic walks in the woods and along beaches make for memorable family time or for romantic couple’s escapes. Salt Spring Island is home to many artists, writers, unique galleries, artisanal farms and artists’ studios. At the end of the day, tuck into one of our many places to stay in front of a fire and a warm embrace! Spend some time on neighbouring islands, have some island hopping fun and find out what all of the fuss is about! www. southerngulfislands.com

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‘Maple Bay’ E.J. Hughes

EXCELLENT FRAMEWORKS Home of the E.J. Hughes Gallery

Home to the E.J. Hughes Gallery, where we feature giclee reproductions, prints, cards and calendars by one of Canada’s most distinguished artists. Excellent FrameWorks is a full-service custom framing shop. We provide our clients with a stunning selection of custom framed art for both homes and businesses. Monthly art shows with guest speakers featuring BC artists. 28 Station St, Duncan, BC 250.746.7112 excellentframeworks.ca ejhughes.ca


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uncan bursts with arts and culture from markets to galleries, museums, alleyway exhibits, boutique storefronts, eateries. Dubbed the "City of Totems," Duncan has more than 80 First Nations carvings located throughout town hosting world’s largest collection of outdoor totems. In the historic old-town quarter the newly revitalized City Square hosts many cultural events throughout the year. The climate, culture and communities of the Cowichan Valley make the region a favorite vacation destination. Slowdown and take your time exploring Duncan the unofficial capital of the Cowichan Valley.

Sue Coleman www.suecoleman.ca

250 748 8332

IMAGINE THAT! ARTISANS’ DESIGNS 251 Craig Street, Duncan, BC 250.748.6776 www.imaginethatartisans.com Imagine That! is an artisan-run cooperative store featuring the finest local art and craft pieces, artists’ paintings, works in clay, glass, wood, metal and fibre. We offer an ever changing selection from over 90 of the best artists in the Cowichan Valley and on Vancouver Island.

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urals, sculptures, galleries, studios, public artworks, events, markets and more make up the streets and neighbourhoods of Chemainus - “The Little Town that Did.” With a history of hardship and failing resource security, the people of Chemainus took to the work of their hands and with creativity and ingenuity created an art-filled town that has become an unforgettable destination in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, famous for its compendium of outdoor murals. While in Chemainus, take in the renowned Chemainus Theatre Festival, experience artisanal shopping in a community with no major commercial retailers, and eat like a local in this quaint, artist built community.

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We exhibit and sell distinctive quality art that reflects thought and soul.

9768 Willow St. Chemainus B.C. 250-324-1395 Email:jdstevensongallery@icloud.com

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Nanaimo

anaimo, affectionately known as Harbour City is home to the longest shoreline in Canada. The rocky, clear water shores of Nanaimo will take your heart for a spin and you’ll understand why artists have taken up residence in this coastal urban city, creating a vibrant culture and thriving arts scene. Make sure to visit Nanaimo’s festivals and events, like the annual Maple Sugar Festival,the Kris Kringle Craft Market and the Nanaimo Artwalk – each bustling with festive culture and celebration. Plan a day trip to Gabriola Island, a short ferry ride away to this uniquely inspired community.

250.327.2533 www.IslandGirlArtStudio.com www.pmcartist.com

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LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY | ARROWSMITH COOMBS COUNTRY

www.ParksvilleQualicumBeach.ca | Toll-Tree 1.888.799.3222

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

708 E. Island Highway, Parksville 250.586.4353 www.robertheld.com

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PARKSVILLE | QUALICUM BEACH | NANOOSE | FRENCH CREEK

Stay & Save with Seasonal Specials

122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

250-752-6133 www.theoldschoolhouse.org

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Open Daily


LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY | ARROWSMITH COOMBS COUNTRY

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Vancouver Island’s Largest Ammolite Studio & Gallery

#3-3125 Van Horne Road, Qualicum Beach, BC Just past the Coombs Junction on the hwy to Tofino 250.752.3553 amynewsomdesign.ca

Parksville | Qualicum Beach

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Discover fossil tours, art galleries, music and art festivals. Visit us online for accommodation deals and seasonal specials

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Jewelry • Masks • Carvings • Prints • Gifts 2926 Back Road, Comox BC Tel: 250.338.2120 spiritsofthewestcoast.com

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Port Alberni & Pacific Rim

he Pacific Rim is an idyllic coastal region brimming with Aboriginal culture and heritage, arts, culture and adventure en plein air. The fjord that leads to the Port Alberni Inlet is the access point to the Tofino/Ucluelet peninsula. Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley are home to a deep tradition of Aboriginal artistry and a thriving culture. Neighbouring Tofino and Ucluelet are renowned for sprawling scenes of the rolling pacific and an inspired craft culture. Come prepared to fall in love with the laid-back and vibrant community of artisans, and outdoor adventurers and discover the heart of the Pacific Rim.

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here is no better way to explore the arts and culture of the Pacific Rim than by attending one of many festivals and events put on by the Pacific Rim Arts Society. Planning a trip? Check out their website pacificrimarts.ca for details on events throughout the year.

ANNUAL EVENTS: February • Missoula Children Theatre March • ArtSplash! Annual Fine Art Show

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July • Pacific Rim Summer Festival + All Aboriginal Music Concert September • Cultural Heritage Festival

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‘EVERYTHING IS ONE AND ALL IS INTERCONNECTED’ ( Translated from Nuu-chah-nulth) Majestically situated on the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, artistic influences run deep here.

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And it’s that combination of land, sea and culture that inspires artisans to live here and hone their craft. From painters and photographers, to traditional and surprising craftspeople, come meet our creative community. Experience Tofino through their eyes and art at our many events and festivals.

HOUSE OF HIMWITSA NATIVE ART GALLERY & LODGE 300 Main Street, Tofino, BC 250.725.2017 tofino@himwitsa.com View some of the world’s most sought after original local First Nations carvings, hand carved jewellery and rare basketry. Each creation has a story to tell! We welcome you to stay in our lodge, located on the waterfront of the picturesque Clayoquot Sound.

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here is nothing like waking up to a warm Okanagan sunrise. The scent of the orchard and the vine infuse the air and inspire the senses. The bountiful beauty of the Thompson Okanagan is home to many artists and cultural creatives in each unique community. Picturesque landscapes, sprawling vineyards and cascading valley views marry with inspired creativity and artistry, promising authentic, enriching experiences. From outdoor adventure, biking, skiing, or hiking, to lazy days spent touring the vineyards of Canada’s famous wine country. Communities throughout the region showcase rich performance culture, established multicultural heritage, self-guided art tours, galleries, artisanal boutiques and eateries and plenty of artist studios off the beaten path. Take advantage of long, warm desert evenings and experience the regions many festivals and events, markets and outdoor performances. Relish your journey through Canada’s land of plenty from your outpost in one of the region’s opulent resorts, luxury B&B’s, historic ranches or beachfront hotels and discover the cultural riches and heritage of BC’s desert oasis.

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Visit Kelowna’s

Kelowna has an active and vibrant Cultural District in the heart of downtown, comprised of performance spaces, museums, art galleries and a regional library. With public art installations, parks, gardens, galleries, boutiques, dining establishments and other entertainment options – there is something for everyone. This cultural hub brimming with artistry and inspiration is conveniently situated within a six block radius, steps away from the beautiful Okanagan Lake, parks and bustling boardwalk. Check out one – or all – of the Cultural District facilities to enjoy some unique experiences, take in stunning artistic talent and revel in everything that the Cultural District has to offer.

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ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS ROTARY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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OKANAGAN REGIONAL LIBRARY OKANAGAN REGIONAL LIBRARY

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KELOWNA COMMUNITY THEATRE KELOWNA COMMUNITY THEATRE

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public brochure, ForFor thethe public artart brochure, walking tour brochure walking tour brochure andand additional information additional information on on artsarts culture in Kelowna, visit andand culture in Kelowna, visit kelowna.ca/culture kelowna.ca/culture

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Okanagan’s Largest Art Show

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ake Country ArtWalk is a huge, high quality arts festival that showcases original works of art in all forms, original creations by over 300 artists. Music, dance and theatre are sprinkled throughout the festival. Art Talks, demonstrations, live model drawing, the Paint Off and the Quick Draw, children’s activities and much more make ArtWalk a rich festival with something for everyone. September 9 & 10, in Lake Country, BC www.lakecountryartwalk.ca

Okanagan’s Largest Art Show

Lake Country Community Complex,

10241 Bottom Wood Lake road, Lake Country, BC

September 9th + 10th, 2017 “Colour Me Canada”

September 8th + 9th, 2018

Theme to be determined

Lake Country ArtWalk is the largest arts festival in the BC Interior, and showcases over 3,000 original, high quality artworks in all forms and media. Dance, Music and Theatre performances, along with demonstrations and participation events all add spice to this wonderful festival.

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ACTIVATE YOUR IMAGINATION VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Greater Vernon area has a heritage that is rich in arts and culture and is woven into the fabric of our people and our city. Take a few hours or spend the entire day discovering the rich culture and diversity of Vernon. You’ll find art galleries, live music, live theatre and outdoor murals and outdoor adventures to excite your imagination.

CREATIVE CHAOS June 2 – 4, 2017 Largest craft sale of its kind in western Canada: over 200 crafters, artisans, specialty foods, performing arts and food faire. 3400 39 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.545.6963 creativechaoscrafts.com

MACKIE LAKE HOUSE

Explore the historical elegance of this 1910 Country Mansion. Tours Tues at 11am Teas Thurs at 10am or 2pm 7804 Kidston Road, Coldstream, BC 250.545.1019 www.mackiehouse.ca

1.800.665.0795 | tourismvernon.com

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HISTORIC O’KEEFE RANCH

VERNON FARMERS MARKET

Celebrating 150 Years of Victorian Elegance and Cowboy Culture. Museum, heritage buildings, tours & events.

From April to October every Monday & Thursday 8 am - 1 pm at KAL TIRE PLACE PARKING LOT 3445-43rd Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.351.5188 vernonfarmersmarket.ca

9380 Highway 97N, Vernon, BC 250.542.7868 okeeferanch.ca

HERITAgE MURALS OF DOWNTOWN VERNON The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the 28 works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today. Guided tours depart 9am, Tuesdays & Fridays, June – September 2017 from the steps of the museum. Suggested donation: $5 per person. 101-3334 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.542.5851 | downtownvernon.com

CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE & HERITAgE HOUSE Heritage, Creative & Cultural Explorations. The 120+ year old Caetani House holds a fascinating and mysterious history. Join us for tours, guest speakers, literary readings, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and more! The Artist & Writer in Residence Program provides studio workspace and accommodations for artists, writers, and creative individuals. 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC 250.545.1525 | caetani.org

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gREATER VERNON MUSEUM & ARCHIVES From colorful exhibits showcasing the history of the Vernon area, to an active In-Spot Museum and Exhibition Program, to a variety of special events, we have it all! Allan Brooks Gallery, operational clock tower, an extensive archives & gift shop! 3009 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.542.3142 vernonmuseum.ca

VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

Express your inner artist with classes in professionally equipped studios. 2704A Highway 6, Vernon, BC 250.542.6243 | vernonarts.ca

VERNON PUBLIC ART gALLERY The largest public gallery in the North Okanagan offering approximately 20 exhibitions per year. 3228 31 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.545.3173 vernonpublicartgallery.com

NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES Custom picture framing; Fine artists’ supplies; Fine art gallery; Art lessons 3101 31 Avenue, Vernon, BC 250.542.8544 nadinesfineart.com

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xperience the natural beauty and laid-back vibe of the Shuswap. Adventure into Chase and discover the city’s Aboriginal heritage. Find rest and relaxation in a lake-side retreat in South Shuswap and explore the lakeside communities of North Shuswap on a scenic drive. Stopover in Salmon Arm to experience the annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and find your inner adventurer in Sicamous and Eagle Valley. In Falkland you’ll feel like a local at the annual stampede. Finally, the little town of Enderby is packed with galleries, theatres, performance spaces, wineries, eateries, markets and festivals throughout the year.

Travel back in time ...

The Shuswap’s largest heritage attraction. www.salmonarmmuseum.org

751 Hwy97B Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.5243

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enticton is a small city brimming with arts, culture and recreation. A long-time summer vacation hotspot, Penticton has become renowned not only for watersports and beachfront activity but for a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Explore the famed markets, and established galleries and artist studios. Hike, bike, enjoy water sports, play at the beach or go wine touring, and spend your evenings dining or taking in a festival or performance. Starting in Penticton, travel a 15 Km country road along Okanagan Lake on the Naramata Bench, one of Canada's premiere wine regions, a top destination for spectacular scenery and renowned wines, dining, and art. Experience wine country hospitality on your way to the village of Naramata.

199 Marina Way, Penticton BC Tues–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am–4 pm, Closed Mondays 250.493.2928 • www.pentictonartgallery.com The Penticton Art Gallery displays contemporary and historic art. Exhibits range from traditional art practices to experimental applications such as digitally produced imagery. A place of interest, inquiry and enjoyment, the gallery aspires to challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in the visual arts.

ANGIE ROTH MCINTOSH Bear End Studio 114 Bear End Road, Penticton, BC 250.809.7932 www.WorldArtTours.net With an impressionistic style in oils and acrylics, artist Angie Roth McIntosh connects to the landscape and people of the Okanagan, northern BC, Mexico, Italy and China. She organizes plein air outings and teaches “Pillars of Painting” workshops. Angie’s art is found in galleries in Penticton, Stewart, and Puerto Vallarta. By Appt.

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A cultural tourism feast! B & B/Art Gallery/Sculpture garden Art gallery is open days 12 –5pm www.cormierart.com 495most Vancouver Ave.,Penticton BC V2A 1A4 B&B is250-493-3273 open year round,www.cormierstudio.com breakfast is optional www.cormierstudio.com lkcormier@shaw.ca 495 Vancouver Ave., Penticton BC 250.493.3273 E: lkcormier@shaw.ca

Matheson & Grove Fine Art Gallery

Martin Street Art & Music

Art Classes & Studios Magical Special Event Venue 205 Martin Street, Penticton BC

www.martinstreetgallery.com mathesonarts@gmail.com (236) 422 3004 (250) 488 4999

Penticton | Naramata

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Kamloops

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amloops is situated at the meeting point of the Northern and Southern Thompson Rivers in the Kootenay Mountains. Lakes and rivers surround the area running through quiet coniferous woodlands and great sandstone canyons. The wild terrain and serene landscapes are a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor exploration and have given rise to a strong community of artisans captivated by the natural surround. Kamloops’ vibrant art scene encompasses theatre and performing arts, visual arts, Aboriginal heritage, equestrian heritage, festivals, events and more. Visit museums, galleries, artist studios, and one of Kamloops major heritage sites and discover the diverse cultural tapestry.

year-round activities including art exposed regional exhibition • march art in the park on canada day • july 1 rivertown players • july–august children’s summer theatre

children’s arts festival • september kamloops arts council’s gallery

open year-round, tuesday–saturday

7 seymour st. w. kamloops • 250.372.7323

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Summerland

weeping vineyards and lush orchards adorn the pastoral hills of Summerland and neighbouring Peachland. In this land of abundance, an established arts community thrives. Local galleries and arts councils host events and exhibitions throughout the year. The community’s heritage is rich and preserved through murals, museum exhibits and historic sites. Take a tour back in time on the historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway where a steam locomotive takes a 90 minute journey through the hills of the valley and right through the vineyards of Dirty Laundry Winery, an award winning vineyard and B&B paying tribute to a cheeky part of the region’s history.

Ride May to October

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Showcasing Central Okanagan artists representing a variety of disciplines and housed in the beautiful lake front Peachland Historic School. New exhibitions monthly. Open Daily - July & August • Closed Mondays Off-Season

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Peachland Community Arts Council

• T: 250-767-7422 • 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland BC

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Osoyoos


CASA DEL MILA ORO RESORT 5401 Lakeshore Dr., Osoyoos, BC 250.495.2373 casadelmilaororesort.com Luxury lake front resort featuring 2 bedroom condo’s and 3 bedroom townhouses with patios or balconies. Pool, hot tub, private beach, boat moorage, conference room, spa & free WIFI.

Join us next time you’re in the hood for music, art and good food. 8316 Main Street Osoyoos, BC 250.495.6652 www.jojoscafe.ca

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Visit Kitimat

own the coast, South of Terrace lies Kitimat, a city planned and built in the 1950’s by the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan). Kitimat is a remote, rural area of Northern BC with pristine wilderness and is the ancestral home of the Haisla Nation. The community has a vibrant arts and cultural scene inspired by the wild, untouched natural surround of the Pacific Coast. Travellers discover the cultural history of this company built city at the Kitimat Museum and Archives, or check out the latest film festival or performance at the Mount Elizabeth Theatre.

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hrough the winter, the North lies blanketed in a shock of white: an outer insulation stilling movement and sound. And in the midst of this hush, hands are abustle. BC’s North draws those that aren’t afraid of the elements, those who are willing to get their hands dirty, those who understand that there is not bad weather, just bad clothing. If you’re dressed right, the North is a year round playground. Discover Northern British Columbia – a world of wilderness where the landscape inspires creative endeavours and the First Nations people proudly display their culture, where totems stand silent yet tell a story. Take part in a fascinating learning experience and enjoy the studios, galleries and theatres that represent the rich culture of this region. In Northern British Columbia, you will find a stimulating blend of old and new, surrounded by an unspoiled masterpiece: sparkling lakes, tumultuous rivers and never ending landscapes. Discover this world of wilderness, where the northern lights decorate the sky.

Kitimat Museum & Archives

www.ki�matmuseum.ca 293 City Centre  Ki�mat, BC  V8C 1T6  (250) 632‐8950 

Community History  Natural History  Visual Arts  Gi� Shop  Open Year Round 

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Haida Gwaii & Prince Rupert

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day’s sail North of Vancouver Island is the rugged peninsula of the Haida Gwaii. The stillness of the land stands in stark contrast to the undulating surf of the Northern Pacific Ocean. Miles of temperate rainforest and rugged shores create an intensely wild environment. The islands are imbued with the heartbeat of the preserved history of the Haida people whose arts and culture are prevalent and alive today. Largely unpopulated, the winds of the Haida Gwaii seem to whisper explore. Visit the Haida Gwaii and hear the call of the wild.

HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM #2 Second Beach Rd, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC T. 250-559-4643 • haidagwaiimuseum.ca

Hours: Winter: Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm Museum membership offers unlimited access to all exhibitions. Donations to the museum are welcome

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Prince Rupert is a place where nature, history and vibrant cultures collide. Surrounded by lush rain forest, this port town is home to charming historic buildings, independent galleries, funky shops and restaurants. Spend a few days here and celebrate the unique arts and culture of the region. Explore the North Pacific Cannery at the mouth of the salmon-rich Skeena River. As a National Historic Site, it is the most complete cannery remaining of the thousand that once lined the coast, from California north to Alaska. Visit the Museum of Northern BC, an impressive longhousestyle building perched on the bluffs above the harbour. Collections celebrate the history of the area, from First Nations art and Tsimshian performances, to the railway and the development of the port city. To find out more about Prince Rupert and to plan your trip, see

visitprincerupert.com

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HOUSE OF SIM-OI-GHETS

Browse our stunning collection of masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings, Manitobah Mukluks & more! Proudly First Nations owned | Authentic Arts & Craft Gift Store Products by talented local First Nation Artists Located 3 miles west of Terrace, BC on Highway 16 West P: (250)-638-1629 F: (250)-635-6110

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Smithers Art Gallery 1425 Main Street · smithersart.org

BV Museum 1425 Main Street · bvmuseum.com

Nielsen Gallery Hudson Bay Mountain Road · nielsenart.ca

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#36-556 North Nechako Rd, Prince George, BC Ph: 250-563-6969

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Exhibitions · Tours · MakerLab Shop · Classes & Workshops www.tworiversgallery.ca

Nine days of warm hospitality & hot music!

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Theatre - The stage: the blank canvas of performance arts. For centuries, Theatre has been a powerful form of artistic expression that captivates audiences and provides endless opportunity for creativity. The timeless performance of an actor presenting a dramatic monologue; the quiet grace and elegance of the ballet; the extravagant costumes and boldness of the opera; the actualization of an imagined world created by set designers – every experience of the theatre is unique and memorable.

Performance Art: Live, Raw & Bold Creativity. The timeless performance of an actor presenting a dramatic monologue. The quiet grace and elegance of the ballet. The extravagant costumes and Photos by Alfred Meikleham boldness of the opera. Since the time of Ancient Greece, performance – the art of the stage – has Great memories in theart making captivated audiences and provided a domain for Hundreds of performances take place at theatres throughout Metro the expression of human experience through dance, Vancouver every year. Find them on Vancouvertheatreguide.com. and theatre. A program of themusic Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Visit us at gvpta.ca

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HOW DOES IT WORK? Using the curated content of the BC Cultural Crawl, you can create a self-guided tour or download an itinerary from one of 80+ communities across the province.

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2018VANCOUVER I N T E R N A T I O N 第41回パウエル AL DANCEFESTIVAL 第41回パウエル祭 MARCH 2 - 24, 2018 第41回パウエル祭

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Create With Us! arts • culture • community

www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare 604.927.8400 International Artist Day honors artists

and their indisputable contribution to society. Overwhelming support and celebration by artists, galleries, museums, cities and even countries is a testimony to the high esteem artists, of all genres, are held. In the month of October, New Westminster B.C ; 100 Braid Street Art Studios and Gallery will present and showcase regional, local and international artists, including a 3 day anonymous 12” x 12” original show by artists from around the province. Please check our website for more information:

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ISLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS 2323 Pooley Street, Wells, BC 1.800.442.2787 10am–6pm, Tuesday to Sunday, May to Sept. Island Mountain Arts (est. 1977) runs a Gallery, School of the Arts, year round residencies and the ArtsWells Festival on the August Long Weekend.

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BC's Best Annual VANCOUVER COAST & MOUNTAINS: ART! Vancouver – page 4 Art in the City Studio Tour

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Bard on the Beach – page 108 BC Culture Days

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Celebrate Craft Vancouver – page 7 CelebrateCraftVancouver.com Chutzpah Festival – page 114

chutzpahfestival.com

City of Port Coquitlam Events

portcoquitlam.ca/arts

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eurofestbcsociety.com

Harrison Festival of the Arts

harrisonfestival.com

International Artists’ Day – page 115 internationalartistday.com International Dance Festival – page 114

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New West Cultural Crawl – page 46 newwestculturalcrawl.com North Shore Festivals & Events – page 31 Pender Harbour Music Festival penderharbourmusic.ca Powell Street Festival – page 114

powellstreetfestival.com

Richmond Festivals & Events – page 44 Sechelt Festivals & Events – page 40 Sechelt Arts Festival – page 41 secheltartsfestival.com Sunshine Coast Art Crawl & Purple Banner Tour – page 38 sunshinecoastartcrawl.com Theatre Under The Stars – page 109

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Vancouver International Dance Festival – page 114 Vancouver Opera Festival – page 111 festival.vancouveropera.ca Vancouver Writers Festival writersfest.bc.ca

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Festivals & Events VANCOUVER ISLAND: Carving on the Edge Festival – page 80 carvingedgefestival.com Chemainus Mural Festival

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Gabriola Festivals & Events – page 70 Kris Kringle Craft Market – page 71 Maple Sugar Festival – page 71 Nanaimo Artwalk – page 71

kriskringle.ca

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Oak Bay Events – page 62 Quadra Island Festival Chamber of Music – page 115 quadrafestival.com Salt Spring Studio Tour – page 64 saltspringstudiotour.com Salt Spring Art Prize

saltspringartprize.ca

Sooke Fine Arts Show

sookefinearts.com

The Filberg Festival – page 76

filbergfestival.com

THOMPSON OKANAGAN: Lake Country Artwalk – page 86 lakecountryartwalk.ca Art on the Narmata Bench Studio Tour naramataartstudios.com Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival – page 91 rootsandblues.ca Vernon Festivals & Events – page 87-89

CARIBOO CHILCOTIN COAST: Island Mountain Artswells Festival

artswells.com

KOOTENAY ROCKIES: Columbia Basin Cultural Tour – page 107 cbculturetour.com

NORTHERN BC: Prince George Coldsnap Festival – page 105 coldsnapfestival.com Robson Valley Festival robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com

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by Kahla Yzerman

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ome of the best travel memories are early morning coffees at the local shop where we felt like a local or the first and last bite of a perfect meal prepared with local ingredients unlike anything we’ve had before; or the painting we bought from the local gallery. This is the Art of the Getaway. It’s more than a tourist-trip, more than a vacation; it is the lasting impression of the unique cultural footprint of a community – the essence of the experience that we go on to remember. The Art of the Getaway showcases the unique, lasting and exceptional qualities of the community, giving Culturally Curious Travellers the opportunity to imagine not only visiting, but immersing themselves in the culture of the place. British Columbia is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world – a global destination for authentic travel and adventure. The diversity and majesty of the natural landscape has long inspired flourishing culture in the province. Not only is BC Supernatural, it is SuperCultural. Every community in the province has a unique cultural footprint; steeped in history and Aboriginal heritage, and brimming with art and adventure. It would take a lifetime to explore it all. From luxury, secluded resorts built into the rugged and wild coastline of Vancouver Island to quiet B&B’s nestled in the calm of lazy wine-country in the Okanagan – be inspired by the scenery and stay for the culture. Visitors can also go online to discover even more of what the community has to offer at Art-BC.com and fill-up your itinerary with BC’s Best cultural experiences.

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ewly arrive to BC? Venturing out locally? Vacation or Staycation, the Arts and Cultural guide is your indispensable guide to planning your authentic experience of communities all over British Columbia. Experience the Art of the Getaway… More than just a tourist trip, the Art of the Getaway is about being in touch with the local vibe and immersing yourself in the community. We invite you to venture off the beaten path and discover locally treasured experiences in heritage, arts, culture and culinary adventure. Make your stay unforgettable and choose from unique accommodations peppered in every corner of the province. From luxury, secluded resorts built into the rugged and wild coastline of Vancouver Island to quiet B & Bs; nestled in the calm of lazy wine-country in the Okanagan – be inspired by the scenery and stay for the culture.

Clinton – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Halfmoon Bay – Rock Water Resort Osoyoos – Spirit Ridge Resort Parksville – Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort Pender Island – Poet's Cove Resort & Spa Penticton – Cormier Studio B & B Prince Rupert – Crest Hotel Salt Spring Island – Hastings House Sooke – Sooke Harbour House Tofino – Wickaninish Inn Ucluelet – Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Vancouver – Skwachàys Lodge Valemount – Terracana Ranch

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Van Dop + Associates begins each day with the desire to direct people to the distinct character and culture of a community and its artisans, creators and history makers. For nearly 20 years, Van Dop + Associates has been actively working towards developing our platforms for connecting arts and culture to travelers and locals looking for a deeper, authentic experience in communities throughout the province.

Using BC’s Guide to Arts & Culture, visitors and locals alike can map out the best cultural destinations in the area they’re planning to explore.

While exploring, guide users can access Art-BC.com for a full directory of engaging cultural experiences. Discover an off-the-beaten path artist’s studio or a must-see heritage site. Our online guide is as expertly curated as the guide, but augmented with more to see and do!

Stay in touch with Van Dop + Associates and keep up with what’s happening in BC’s cultural sector. Each month, we produce a celebrated newsletter The Curated Community. Filled with professionally authored editorial and rich imagery, the newsletter highlights one BC community every month.

The Guide is part of our multi-leveled marketing initiatives that gather artists and cultural producers together to generate ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the artists and individuals that realize them. We believe in the arts and the ability of creative individuals to shape the flow of culture, but we can only do this together. We need to band together creating dynamic, responsive collaborations and develop networks within our communities. To work with us, call us today 1-888-981-9816.

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