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August 02, 2022

Fun and free family-friendly events in August

Candy Bones Theatre performs at River Market on August 28

With summer in full swing there are lots of great opportunities to get out and experience transformative arts experiences. This month, ArtStarts is hosting both in-person and online events that are fun for the whole family. Join us for workshops and performances all month long.  

Live events at ArtStarts in August


Artstarts at River Market presents: Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre



Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. This month your family can enjoy Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre

Candice Roberts is the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre, which interweaves physical theatre, music, mask, movement and clowning to devise original and immersive theatre for young audiences. ‘Oopsie!’ is a fun and clever theatrical experience about growth through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance, and physical comedy.

When: Two performances at 11am and 1pm on August 28, 2022

Where: ArtStarts River Market takes place at the Westminster Quay (map)

Who: Suitable for children up to 12 years of age

Cost: Free, donations to support future family programming is always welcome

Registration: No registration required. More event details on our Facebook page.


“WHERE AM I?” touring exhibition comes to a community centre near you


Have you heard about our latest exhibition? In an effort to expand access to ArtStarts programming, we developed “WHERE AM I?”, an exhibition experience online or in person. Now young learners from across the province can participate.  

The touring exhibition is making its way to different community centres in Vancouver over the summer. Be sure to check out upcoming dates and plan your trip!

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre: July 4-August 8 

Britannia Community Centre: August 8-September 19


Digital ArtStarts programming in August


ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents: Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas

ArtStarts on Saturdays is our digital programming that premieres on the last Saturday of every month. Now families from across the province can enjoy ArtStarts programming. 

All month long we’re hosting Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas on Facebook. Each One, Beloved encourages understanding through modeled vulnerability and the poetic sharing of lived experience. This work demands that we be in the right relationship with oneself. Without having knowledge of self, how can we show up to conversations of privilege, accountability, or responsibility? Join as we explore family history, queer lineage, environmental responsibility, and more, to come out whole on the other side. Tune in July 30 - August 27 on our Facebook page to watch.


ArtStarts explores contrast

For the month of August we are exploring contrast!

Our guest facilitator this month is Lin Li!

Lin Li is an art and museum curator, multi-media artist, and writer based in Vancouver, on the lands and waters of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam), Simpcw and Syilx peoples. She has a background in art history and holds a MA from the University of Alberta in East Asian Studies and is also a freelance, self-taught photographer.  As an artist, she loves to explore the possibilities of art making brought by different materials and technology. Through her artistic creation, she aims to showcase and question the chaotic, unbalanced, and overwhelming life experience of the individual living in our age.

A new episode premieres every Saturday at 11am on Facebook. See you there!

Workshop dates: August 6, 13, & 20

Explore even more. Check out our entire archive of workshops on our website.

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