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June 29, 2022

Fun and free family-friendly events in July

Jillian Christmas performs at River Market on July 31

Summer is upon us. Which probably means you’re looking for fun things to do in and around Metro Vancouver. This month, ArtStarts is hosting both in-person and online. Join us for workshops and performances all month long. 

Live events at ArtStarts in July


Artstarts at River Market presents: Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas

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 Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas

Each One, Beloved encourages understanding through modeled vulnerability and the poetic sharing of lived experience. This work demands that we be in right relationship with oneself. Without having knowledge of self, how can we show up to conversations of privilege, accountability, or responsibility? Join us as we explore family history, queer lineage, environmental responsibility, and more, to come out whole on the other side.

When: Two performances at 11am and 1pm on July 31, 2022

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

Who: Suitable for children 5 years & up

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

"WHERE AM I?" displayed at Roundhouse Community Centre

Have you heard about our latest exhibition? 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!

Roundhouse Community Centre: May 30-July 4 

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre: July 4-August 8 

Britannia Community Centre: August 8-September 30


Digital ArtStarts programming in July


ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents: Around the World with Boris Sichon

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 Around the World with Boris Sichon on Facebook. Boris takes young learners on a musical journey to different cultures and countries. Young audiences will learn about and listen to approximately 25 instruments from Boris' unique collection of over 200 ethnic musical instruments, including the Russian bagpipe, Eastern European flutes, the Middle East dumbek, the Australian didgeridoo, the Indian tabla, the Turkish Gong, Irish Bones and the Russian Xylophone. Tune in June 25 - July 29 on our Facebook page to watch. 

ArtStarts explores mark making

This month we are exploring mark making!

Our guest facilitator this month is Shanna Cheng. Shanna is a Hard of Hearing printmaker and curator who endeavours to collaborate with marginalized artists in the creation of inclusive exhibitions and public programming. Join us on July 23, 2022 for her workshop exploring mark-making on paper and clay. We will learn about creating textures and experimenting with patterns. 

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

Workshop dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23

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

"WHERE AM I?" digital exhibitionIf you're not able to visit 

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