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ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts Gallery programming is now hybrid. Participate in ArtStarts on Saturdays every month on Facebook.

ArtStarts at River Market re-launches March 2022. Stay up to date on developments by signing up for our newsletter.

Looking for fun, free things to do with kids in the Lower Mainland? ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based events for kids and families each month—in both Vancouver and New Westminster. Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. Each 45-minute workshop takes place twice, at 11am and 1pm. Please arrive a little early as this is a popular program. Ideal for ages 8 and under, but all are welcome. Free! Donations welcome.

 

Attention: The lift at our Vancouver location is currently out of order until further notice. Please read more information here.

If you have any questions about these free family performances, contact our Program Manager, Public Programs: Alyssa Martens at  [email protected]

  • ArtStarts offers us something special each month we always look forward to it.
  • My daughter says it was awesome and she wishes she could do it every day!
  • This was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with my son—making art!
  • Thanks for bringing this to our 'hood. You are helping us to raise active and bright kids.
  • What an incredible performance! It was thoroughly enjoyed by our kids and by us, the parents. Thank you!
  • Wonderful, inspiring and fun workshop! Will use the skills at home, too.
  • Coming to ArtStarts in my community is always the highlight of the weekend.
  • The kids loved it and dad really got into it too - surfaced some amazing hidden artistic talents!
  • Great! Educational! Fun! Artistic!
ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

Bollywood Dance workshop with Karima Essa

ArtStarts on Saturdays is our digital programming that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Now families from across the province can enjoy our programming. Our current programming features Bollywood Dance with Karima Essa. Take part in the fun on Facebook April 30 - May 27 on our Facebook page.

Watch ArtStarts on Saturdays with Karima Essa on Facebook

ArtStarts at River Market Presents:

ArtStarts at River Market Presents:

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos

Two-time Western Canadian Music Award winner Krystle Dos Santos and her 4-piece band will take young people back in time to the peak of Motown Music from the late 1950s to 1980s. Krystle's powerful and interactive medleys of hits by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and more will have young people and their families singing and dancing in their seats! Young people will learn interesting facts about these key artists and about the historical and significant impact that Motown music has had on contemporary soul music today.

Learn more about the event

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 11am and 1pm at River Market
(810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC)
ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos

ArtStarts on Saturdays is our digital programming that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Now families from across the province can enjoy our programming. This month's installment is A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos. Tune in May 28 - June 24 on our Facebook page to watch.

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos premieres May 28 - June 24

More Fun Down the Block

More Fun Down the Block

Premieres Saturday, 11am April 30-May 27
ArtStarts Facebook Page

More Events

More Events

Premieres Saturday, 11am April 30-May 27
ArtStarts Facebook Page


Supporters

The Government of British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of BC.
Prospera Credit Union supports ArtStarts at River Market.
Prospera Credit Union is committed to increasing access to active living and the arts in our communities.