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 Sarah Faye Bernstein

Victory Square Block Party 2014

Victory Square Block Party 2014

CiTR Radio and Music Waste present a winning end of summer party

Photos by Sarah Faye Bernstein This year’s Victory Square Block Party involved great weather, and all things precious to human kind: pizza, friends, bands, raffle prizes, dogs, Nardwuar sightings, and cute kids. Click through the gallery to get a glimpse of the day!  

 Alisha Weng

Sounds Under the Stars

Sounds Under the Stars

Sunset Terrace continues their inclusive, experimental evenings with Sounds at Sunset, session three

Photography by Alisha Weng Text from event posting, by Soledad Munoz Sunset Terrace is proud to present session three of Sounds at Sunset “a series of outdoor experimental electronic music performances and sound/art explorations” curated by Soledad Munoz. Sounds under the stars with audio-visual installations and performances by Jaymes Bowman youngbraised.com & Chad Thiessen Daniel […]

 Jen Kennedy

Celebrations of Change

Celebrations of Change

Tuning in at the Queer Arts Festival

Words and photos by Jen Kennedy On August 1, I attended the Queer Arts Festival’s “I Sing the Body Electric: Walt Whitman & the Beat Generation.” It is only one of the many performances out of three weeks of shows and workshops celebrating queer arts, culture and history through dance, music, theatre, literature, workshops, and […]

 Jen Dunford

Dusk Dances Dazzle in Downtown’s Portside Park

Dusk Dances Dazzle in Downtown’s Portside Park

Feeding the cultural vibrancy of the city

Words by Jen Dunford, Edits + Photos by Kendra Archer, Edits by Kaylin Metchie With festival season upon us, there is never a dull moment in Vancouver’s city parks. The weekend of July 4-6 was no exception with the 20th national anniversary of Dusk Dances, an eclectic outdoor dance festival that features a fusion of […]

 Sarah Faye Bernstein

ISSUE Magazine Summer Launch at Unit/Pitt

ISSUE Magazine Summer Launch at Unit/Pitt

Photographed by Sarah Faye Bernstein I stopped by the ISSUE Magazine summer launch party at Unit/Pitt. Guests and writers were greeted by Editor-in-Chief Brynn McNabb, who cheerily sold the new copies of ISSUE 2, vol 3, Summer 14 for $5.00. Unit/Pitt’s current show, On the Wall x Behind the Wall (curated by Sylvana D’Angelo and […]

 Alisha Weng

Papergirl Strings Together Artists of All Ages and Abilities

Papergirl Strings Together Artists of All Ages and Abilities

Art exhibited at Roundhouse Community Centre before being distributed via volunteer cyclists

Photos by Alisha Weng In early July, Papergirl Vancouver celebrated their 2014 art exhibition at Roundhouse Community Centre. Photographer extraordinaire Alisha Weng was there to capture the people, the art, the event as it happened. With live music by Emily Rowed. Papergirl is a worldwide art movement that began in Berlin in 2006. It is […]

 Mark Jacobs

Site-Specificity: Eight Ounces Half a Pound

Site-Specificity: Eight Ounces Half a Pound

Vancouver’s racialized labour history inspires a sculptural response at Chinatown’s Access Gallery.

There is no shortage of artists who concentrate on site-specific work these days; and there is no shortage of galleries looking to display work that bears the strong formative and associative imprints of having arisen in a particular time and space. But most often, the relocation of the work into the gallery setting cannot help […]

 Brit Bachmann

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: grunt gallery

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: grunt gallery

Discussing urban development with grunt's Glenn Alteen

Words by Brit Bachmann + Edits by Christopher Millin + Photos by Alisha Weng Last month Western Front, grunt gallery, Arts Factory, VIVO and C-Space were awarded a combined $4.5 million in the form of CACs, or Community Amenities Contributions. This money was part of $6 million donated to the City of Vancouver by Rize […]

 Brit Bachmann

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: Arts Factory

Mount Pleasant on the Rize: Arts Factory

A rundown of CAC funding in Mount Pleasant, and the construction of Elia Kirby's Arts Factory

Words by Brit Bachmann Edited by Christopher Millin A wave of arts funding is breaking over the Mount Pleasant area, substantiating its status as one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and experimental artist hubs. On June 11th Vancouver City Council unanimously voted in favour of allocating $4.5 million to select arts organizations in Mount Pleasant in […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

On Why Art Matters

On Why Art Matters

An exploration into the deeper reasons for the creation of VANDOCUMENT

VANDOCUMENT. What is it? It’s Vancouver’s arts & culture documentation publication. It focuses on Vancouver’s local artists, organizers, studios, and festivals. It’s run & operated & produced by a passionate group of people who believe that Vancouver’s local talent deserves dedicated coverage and promotion. Now this is all fine. But another WHY? Why does our […]

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