Category: Art

  • First Blossom LGH Fundraiser

    The First Blossom of HOpe fundraiser was held recently at the Chateau Versailles Design Centre in West Vancouver. An elegant cocktail style event, the night helped raise funds for the Lions Gate Hospital HOpe Centre in support of youth mental health care on the North Shore.  

  • Cause We Care Gala

    The stunning art at the Equinox Gallery served as the perfect backdrop to the Cause We Care Foundation’s recent glamorous giving event. Founded in 2007 to help raise funds for single mothers and children living in poverty, the invite-only VIP event emphasized the need to give in our community and  support programs like their backpack…

  • St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health

    It was like walking into a living art gallery. The St. Paul’s Foundation’s Brilliant gala, held at the Rocky Mountaineer, was a magical from start to finish. Guests were invited to walk into a “Gallery of Wonders” where models dressed as famous works of art decorated the venue. Supporting mental health and addiction programs, the…

  • Harmony Arts Festival 2016 West Vancouver

    Harmony Arts Best of the West – Every year the people of West Vancouver get a chance to show everyone just how beautiful life by the sea can be. The 10-day long festival of arts, culture, music and more brings people from all over to celebrate. With displays, markets, food and fun – there’s also theme nights and…

  • Kay Meek Centre Gala in West Vancouver

    Kay Meek Gala West Vancouver’s most elegant theatre of art, culture and music – the Kay Meek Centre – welcomed dignitaries and guests to its annual fundraising gala. A beautiful garden reception with food by Mangia E Bevi was followed by a rollicking performance by The Second City. MC Vicki Gabereau introduced new incoming executive director Rob Gloor…

  • Art of A Woman Breast Cancer Gallery Show

    The Art of a Woman, a special art unveiling dedicated to breast cancer, took place last week at the Bau Xi gallery on Granville. Sponsored by Diane’s Lingerie as part of their new rebranding campaign, the evening included a first time glimpse of very unique artwork created by a list of Vancouver’s most prominent women.…

  • Gordon Smith Art Gallery Gala

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    The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is one of North Vancouver’s newest and most prestigious places. Built last year, the gallery is purported to be the only public gallery “dedicated to young audiences” which exhibits works of art created through the Artist for Kids (AFK) collection. Last week, patrons of the arts gathered at…

  • Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver Celebrates 22 Years

    Last week the District of West Vancouver celebrated 22 years of the Harmony Arts Festival. A lot has changed over the years, including the addition of even more arts and crafts, live music nights, a second stage feature and an outdoor wine garden that has quickly become one of the most popular features of the…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival 2011

    For 21 years now, the West Vancouver waterfront has come alive with the sights and sounds of the annual Harmony Arts Festival. Presented by Odlum Brown, this year’s festival kicks things into extra high gear with the addition of even more special events including a special ticketed artist’s evening with Gordon Smith and Douglas Coupland…

  • Blue Water Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree and Arti Gras at Braemar

    Galas galas everywhere. First up was North Vancouver’s Braemar elementary school where parents and friends donned Mardi Gras beads and masks to celebrate “Arti Gras”. There was music, a casino, silent auction, food, drink – and a live auction of 20 “art-irondack” chairs each painted and decorated by a classroom in the school. Overall the…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival 2010

    It’s a milestone year in West Vancouver as the Harmony Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. Held in various locations, including John Lawson Park, Ambleside Landing, The Ferry Building Gallery and more, the festival is famous for its art displays, live concerts, lectures and outdoor movies. This year, an outdoor wine garden adds some spice…

  • Tanya Slingsby Art / Pinnacle Hotel / Eastside Marios

    A new hotel, a new restaurant and a new art opening help wrap up the month of March and a busy Easter weekend filled with activities. First, it was a special private party to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new East Side Mario’s Restaurant and Lounge in the Lonsdale Quay. Food and festivities helped…

  • Vancouver Int’l Dance Festival Gala, Lee Aaron, Pamela Anderson, Honeymoon Suite

    This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. On until March 21, the festival includes performances by some of the city’s best dance groups at various locations around town. Part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the opening night gala featured live auction items, performances and more. Get more information at…

  • Royal Columbian Hospital and Tiko Kerr Art

    Spring is definitely in the air and that means it’s time for Gala season again. The newly opened Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel was the scene of last week’s “Shine” event benefitting the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and featuring a live performance by Canada’s “popera” supergroup Destino. As always, North Shore faces were happy to show…

  • Muhammad Ali, Steve Nash, Sugarlime, Arts Umbrella and more

    So many events, so little time. Here’s a roundup of some of the spectacular fundraisers and opening night celebrations that took place over the last week or two. 01 – North Vancouver’s Jason Dussault, seen here with girlfriend/model Mashiah Vaughn, whose best known for his super-star endorsed clothing line Deuce, sits front row at the…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival

    The 19th Annual Harmony Arts Festival is always a favourite among locals, but this year, thanks to some spectacular record breaking temperatures, the crowds have gotten bigger and bigger. Art displays, children’s activities, youth rock, weekend craft fairs, evening outdoor movies and live concerts by the sea are all part of the festival that just…

  • Vancouver Waldorf School Festival of the Arts 2009

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    The prestigious Vancouver Waldorf school (located in North Vancouver) offers a private education like no other. With emphasis on the arts, the students here get a chance to develop their talents to their full potential – often with amazing results. This past week at Centennial Theatre, friends and family helped celebrate these achievements during their…