Explore arts and culture in West Vancouver this month.

 

   July 2020

   District of West Vancouver Arts & Culture

 

 

COVID-19 has changed our world. Please stay connected while you stay apart. To learn more about the District's response to COVID-19, please visit westvancouver.ca/covid. Stay well!

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

GOHAR DASHTI: DISSONANCE

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

680 17th Street

Art Museum Re-Opening: July 8

Wednesday–Saturday, 12–4 p.m.

 

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DRIFT [VIRTUAL]

 

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to present its current exhibition, Drift, through the help of a video tour.

 

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IN THE GALLERY – HAND DRAWN WEST VAN [VIRTUAL]

 

Until August 28

 

Presented by West Vancouver Memorial Library, take a virtual tour of West Vancouver's sidewalks, beaches and cozy corners with Emma Fitzgerald's whimsical hand-drawn impressions.

 

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TRANSFORMATIONS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION 

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

July 7–August 7

 

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ART BOX

 

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m.

 

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GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE: MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

 

View online exhibits and virtual tours from institutions around the globe, from the Tate to the Met to the Van Gogh Museum to the Guggenheim to the Palace of Versailles.

 

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North Shore Culture Compass

 

 

 

 

North Shore Culture Compass is a free online map that visualizes the rich cultural landscape of the Lower Mainland's North Shore. An accessible navigational tool connecting everyone with the arts, heritage, and stories that make this region so vibrant.

 

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Programs

 

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS: ART EXPLORERS (OUTDOORS)

 

West Vancouver Art Museum 

680 17th Street

Monday–Friday: July 6–10, 13–17, 20–24 (ages 6–9); July 27–31 (ages 9–12)

8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Activity #: 68348, 68349, 68350, 68344

Cost: $300

 

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LIBRARIAN INSTAGRAM STORIES  [VIRTUAL]

 

No registration required. Anyone can tune in using the Instagram app on their smartphone or tablet. Just search for the @westvanlibrary profile and click on the profile picture. Each live story will be viewable for 24 hours. Weekday schedule includes:

 

10 a.m. – Family Storytime

12 p.m. – Staffpick!

2 p.m. – Kids Staffpick!

4 p.m. – Tech Tip

 

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KIDS SUMMER READING CLUB 2020 [VIRTUAL]

 

The challenge is still on until August 29! You can read anything you like (being read to or getting help with reading counts, too). Books, ebooks, audiobooks, books in other languages, chapter books, comics, or non-fiction.

 

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ACRYLIC PAINTING LEVEL 2 WITH JEFF WILSON

 

North Van Arts

Online via Zoom

Tuesdays, July 7–28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $80/$60

 

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GROUNDS FOR YOUR FAMILY TREE – CASTING THE NET: SEEK OUT YOUR ANCESTORS ON THE INTERNET [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Wednesday, July 8, 2–3 p.m.

Online via Zoom

 

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GETTING STARTED WITH LISTENING TO PODCASTS [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Thursday, July 9, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Online via Zoom

 

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DISCOVER YOUR DIGITAL LIBRARY: GETTING STARTED [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Thursday, July 23, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Online via Zoom

 

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News & Updates

 

 

 

 

WEST VANCOUVER ART MUSEUM RE-OPENING

 

The Art Museum is pleased to be re-opening to the public on Wednesday, July 8. To start, its opening hours will be Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.

 

To ensure the safety of its visitors, public health and safety guidelines will be followed. These include limiting visitor numbers to eight at a time, encouraging social distancing, and the installation of hand sanitizer dispensers at the front entrance and plexiglass barriers around the front desk and bookshop. Masks are encouraged but not required.

 

More information

 

 


 

 

WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY RE-OPENING

 

The library is re-opening on Tuesday, July 7. Patrons should follow posted guidelines, including maintaining a physical distance of two metres from others, frequently washing or sanitizing hands, and following any new procedures at the library. Learn more about updated hours on the library's website.

 

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LIBRARY CONNECT

 

Check out the new service updates at wvml.ca. During this difficult time, connections are more important than ever. With Library Connect, you can call 604-925-7400 or email the library to get the support you need. The phone line is open between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. They would love to hear from you!

 

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COMMUNITY MESSAGE FROM WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council is working towards re-opening the Silk Purse Arts Centre in July! We are excited to welcome you back to the gallery, to reconnect you with the remarkable artwork, artists, and artisans in our community. To ensure the well-being of visitors, staff, and volunteers, new safety protocols will be established including enhanced cleaning and safety measures, limited visitor capacity, and signage to maintain a two-metre distance and prevent congestion. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear self-provided masks. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. Summer hours will be Thursday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Official re-opening date coming soon.

 

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CULTURE DAYS 2020

 

Register your events from September 25 to October 25 whether they are indoors, outdoors, or online.

 

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WANT TO BE FEATURED IN ARTSWEST?

 

The District of West Vancouver welcomes submissions from individuals and organizations for the monthly ArtsWEST e-newsletter.

 

Send your West Vancouver events information to arts@westvancouver.ca.

 

 


 

Please note that the information in this e-newsletter is subject to change without notice. If in doubt, please contact the organizer directly.

 



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