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January 19, 2017

Celebrate Family Literacy Week with ArtStarts!

Celebrate Family Literacy Week 2017 with ArtStarts!

Family Literacy Week is coming up on January 23-29, 2017! At ArtStarts, we love books, reading and —most of all — spending time together, learning and having fun.

We have planned several special events to celebrate Family Literacy Week. Join us for good times with good books!

1. Magical Stories and Enchanted Eggs with Kallie George

Kallie is our guest artist at this month's ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market events.

It would be so much fun to own a magical pet—or would it? Author Kallie George's Magical Animal Adoption Agency books feature a host of magical animals—dragons, unicorns and more! Join Kallie for an enchanting storytelling session in a fairy tale fort, then make your very own magical egg. What might hatch from it? Anything is possible!

Join us either in Vancouver or in New Westminster:

  • VANCOUVER: ArtStarts on Saturdays
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11am and 1pm

    at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)
  • NEW WESTMINSTER: ArtStarts at River Market
    , January 29, 2017 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. All ages are welcome! Learn more about ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market.

2. Grow a Wish Tree

Join the ArtStarts team to explore the idea... Do wish trees exist? Charles thinks so, and is determined to find one and hang his wish in The Wish Tree, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Chris Turnham. Wishes come true as the gentle story unfolds, and once it’s done, families will create a wish tree to write and hang their own wishes on.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11am and 1pm

    at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)

Admission is free! No registration necessary.

3. Fairy Tale Forts: An Event for Schools and Daycares

Schools and daycare groups are invited to join us at the ArtStarts Gallery to hear beautiful Canadian picture books read aloud in a magical fairy tale fort. Then, explore the stories more deeply through hands-on activities that will inspire stories of one's own.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Friday, January 27, 2017

    at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)

Admission is free for schools and daycares! Teachers: learn more about this event and reserve your spot now!


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