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September 24, 2013

Celebrate Culture Days with ArtStarts!

Celebrate Culture Days with ArtStarts!

This weekend, communities across Canada are celebrating culture. From Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, we''ll participate in the 4th annual Culture Days, a nation-wide event that aims to raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring "I Love Culture" and making culture a daily habit.

Celebrate with us! We have lots of events planned, including hands-on music workshops, and the opening of Sound Play, our new exhibition in the ArtStarts Gallery.

Boris Sichon and his ''Musical Pets''

When musician Boris Sichon was a boy, he didn’t have a pet... But one day, a friend gave him a xylophone for his birthday, and it became his first “musical pet”. Now, Boris has over 300 in his collection! Join multi-instrumentalist Boris Sichon to explore the love, joy and fun that music can bring.

  • VANCOUVER: ArtStarts on Saturdays
    Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11am and 1pm
    at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
  • NEW WESTMINSTER: ArtStarts at River Market
    , September 29, 2013 at 11am and 1pm at River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster (map)

Admission is free. No registration necessary, but do come early as this is a popular program. Each 45-minute workshop takes place twice, at 11am and 1pm. This workshop is recommended for ages 3-12, but all are welcome!

Learn more about ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market, and the line-up of upcoming workshops.


Sound Play Opening Celebration

Come play with us! We invite you to join us at the ArtStarts Gallery on Saturday, September 28, 2013 for the opening of Sound Play. Come check out he exhibition anytime between 11am and 4pm. We will be celebrating with cake at 2pm!

Please RSVP online at

Sound Play is a new interactive exhibition that explores music, acoustics, composition and sound-making, featuring installations and artwork by students from across BC and by artists working with young people. Pedal sound-making bikes, listen to original songs, use a cymasium, play with musical instruments from around the world, and more.

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