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West End Sunday Arts Market Aug 21, 2017

West End Sunday Arts Market Aug 21, 2017

I dropped by the West End Sunday Arts Market again at Jim Deva Plaza at Bute & Thurlow. this Vendor Art Market runs every Sunday thru till October. You will find local artists and artisan food vendors selling their own creations. And you can hear local musicians performing live, too. Its a fun attraction and well worth the visit while walking around the Davie Street Area.

Checkout the West End Arts Market Website Here : WEARTS and their Facebook page Here: WE Arts WEArts.ca – Home | Facebook

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Vancouver murals by Indigenous artists unveiled for Canada 150+ celebration 600 Beatty Street

Vancouver murals by Indigenous artists unveiled for Canada 150+ celebration 600 Beatty Street

Artists Haisla Collins, Jerry Whitehead, Sharifah Marsden, Mehren Razmpoosh, Richard Shorty and Vanessa Walterson. Spirits of the Realms pays tribute to the Indigenous cultures and stories of First Nations people across the country. The colours present the four directions of the medicine wheel and the three realms of people who live along the Northwest Coast.
In previous posts I enjoyed meeting some of the artists as they were working on their murals. more artists work coming this fall.

Click on any pic in the Gallery to see a Slide Show
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June 21 2017

June 21 2017

I went this evening to the grunt gallery on E 2nd to see some Aboriginal Storytelling. I enjoyed the evening and then walked down to the Main Street Skytrain station and came across these amazing murals painted all around one building near 1st ave and Main. Please enjoy !
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Short walk downtown going for lunch in between attending the Kanata Festival

Short walk downtown going for lunch in between attending the Kanata Festival

I went to the Kanata First Nations Festival here in Vancouver, see my post here:
I left for a bit to find some lunch and came across these, I had a quick chat with the Artist of the Blue Mural Raz, a well know Mural artist, check out his website here: RAZ MURALS
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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

The Roundhouse is a busy community and recreational centre, a vibrant arts centre, and a historic Vancouver landmark. I had a look at some of the art work on display in the hallways. the actual gallery was closed today setting up for a new display. I will be back soon to check that out.

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Walking down the street art observed today June 16, 2017

Walking down the street art observed today June 16, 2017

I was on my way to an Art Auction today on Broadway. Didn’t take pictures there and there was nothing there that I could afford. I then Went to the Italian Cultural Center and Italian Market. Here are some pics of some wall street art I found along the way.
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Suzann Kingston – Painter – Touch The Art Today!

Suzann Kingston – Painter – Touch The Art Today!

Enjoying English Bay beach today, a place I visit often. I’ve been coming here for more than 60 years and elicits very strong feelings in me to just be here. I love the beach, I love the view of the water, the Seawall walk is always awesome and I eat too many hotdogs from the vendors here.

walking along the seawall, you will often find an artist displaying their work. Today I met Suzann Kingston, A beautiful warm human being who I enjoyed talking too and wanted to share her art here today. For more information about Suzann Kingston check out her website here: Suzann Kingston / Painter / Touch The Art Today!
and here: Touch The Art Today

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Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four Boats Stranded: Red and Yellow, Black and White
Here are the Black and yellow one, the other two coming…


Artist statement
“Taking into account several important attributes of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s site, Ken Lum has created a work that serves as a directional , geographical and historical marker. The four installed boats include scaled down versions of a First Nations Longboat, Captain Vancouver’s ship, the Komagata Maru (the infamous 1914 Indian immigrant ship) and a cargo ship that recently carried migrants from China’s Fujian Province. The boats are each painted a single colour which speaks to a colonial stereotyping of cultural, racial and historical identification. The First Nations boat is red, Captain Vancouver’s ship is white, the Komagata Maru is black and the Fujian ghost ship is yellow.” (From a VAG press release, September 2001)

There are some multi colored vehicles? or whatever outside the entrance, not sure what it’s about, must find out. interesting though:

Bronze Eagle Sculpture at Robson Square with Vancouver Art Museum