Explore arts and culture in West Vancouver this month.

 

   April 2020

   District of West Vancouver Arts & Culture

 

 

COVID-19 has changed our world. On March 16, the District closed all its community centres and cultural facilities. Social and physical distancing are required to be out in public, and every British Columbian must do their part by staying home to slow the spread of the virus. In this special issue of ArtsWEST, we offer a menu of virtual cultural experiences. Please stay connected while you stay apart. Stay well!

 

For COVID-19 updates and a complete list of closures, please visit westvancouver.ca/covid.

 

 

Virtual Offerings

 

 

 

 

GOHAR DASHTI: DISSONANCE

 

This exhibition is part of the 2020 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

 

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DRIFT

 

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

 

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STORYTIME [VIRTUAL]

 

Join West Vancouver Memorial Library on Instagram every weekday for a live Storytime with the Youth librarians! No registration is required. Anyone can tune in using the Instagram app on their smartphone or tablet.

 

Each Storytime will be live at 10 a.m. and will be viewable for 24 hours.

 

More information

 


 

NORTH VANCOUVER CITY LIBRARY

 

Digital services, such as online catalogue, ebooks, e-audiobooks, digital magazine and newspapers and web-based learning resources like Lynda.com will continue to be available.

 

More information

 


 

 

THE INSIDE CHOR LEONI LIVESTREAM

 

Vancouver's JUNO-nominated Chor Leoni is inviting audiences to tune in on Wednesday evenings for their new show premiering April 1 at 7 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube and InstagramTV.

 

The show will feature high quality concert videos from the past seven years, plus new video content from albums paired with artwork from local visual artists.

 

More information

 


 

 

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

 

View local collections here.

 


 

 

THE JEWISH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES OF BC

 

View online exhibits here.


 

 

BEETHOVENFEST: VIRTUAL FINALE

 

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra grand finale of its Beethoven celebration.

 

More information

 


 

 

CRAFT COUNCIL OF BC

 

See what CCBC is up to here.

 


 

 

THE SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL

 

This was created to celebrate works that were cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. There is a selection devoted to livestreams of upcoming events like opera performances, artist talks, poetry slams and more.

 

More information

 


 

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

 

Encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions are available on the company website for the duration of the closure. 

 

More information

 


 

 

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.

 

More information

 


 

 

ONTHEBOARDS.TV

 

This site offers world class performances from today's provocative artists. Until the end of April 2020, subscriptions offered are free.

 

More information

 


 

 

SCHOLASTIC CANADA

 

Click here for more things to do with the kids!

 

 

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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Call for Artists

 

 

 

VANCOUVER QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE PROJECT

 

This is an online film festival/talent show/variety show/competition to bring us all together. All of these projects can and should be made in social isolation.

 

Deadline: Friday, April 3

 

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2020 SOCIAL DISTANCING EXHIBITION

 

Online exhibition and competition, open to all artists worldwide. Exhibition dates are from April 10 to 30.

 

Deadline: Monday, April 5 by 11:59 p.m. PST

 

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DISTANT TOGETHER VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITION

 

Share your work in a virtual exhibition on the West Vancouver Community Arts Council's website! Bring some joy and inspiration to this time of social distancing by experiencing art together.

 

Deadline: Monday, April 6 by 4 p.m.

 

More information

 

 

News & Updates

 

 

 

 

2020 BRIDGE FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

 

Click here for the full statement.

 


 

 

COMMUNITY MESSAGE FROM WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

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 you the support you need while our facility is closed. Our phone line is open between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

 

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COMMUNITY MESSAGE FROM WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

 

We have postponed and cancelled our 'real world' events until further notice. We recognize that the arts are critical to the health and vitality of our community and will present online programming and updates.

 

More information

 

 


 

 

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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