The Main Street area party. A photo gallery of people, fun and murals.
What was once a dark and dingy downtown Vancouver working space is now a bright and fun one. It’s become much more welcoming to people, and a great addition to the repurposed spaces popping up all over the city.
Ackery’s Alley includes an interactive public art installation (“Field”) by Alex Beim of Tangible Interaction. (See photos).Read more »
There is little doubt that in October 2018, Vancouver voters will put in place an almost all-rookie City Council (40 candidates now in the mix). The winning Mayor (now 11 seekers) may be a rookie too, or may be experienced in another level of government, but not at civic level on Vancouver-related issues.
It does bring up the topic of learning curve — a substantial issue for anyone stepping into a leadership and decision-making role amid the swirl of a complex enterprise, which the City of Vancouver most certainly is.Read more »
I’m hoping for the best for my favourite (“Guard Bird”), but there are merits in practicality and aesthetics to all of the finalists.
Of 450 submissions, 30 shortlisted designs, and much deliberation, a jury panel has narrowed down the final 6 designs to be prototyped and available for testing!
Visit them and vote at:
Monday, August 13, 3pm to 7pm
Adanac and Vernon Plaza
Tuesday, August 14, 3pm to 7pm
Arbutus Greenway and 10th Ave
Wednesday, August 15, 3pm to 7pm
800 Robson St
Thursday, August 16, 11am to 2pm
Helena Gutteridge Plaza in front of City Hall
Out early on a beautiful sunny Monday and found the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival, these murals and even a few artists at work.
It’s another great event, ready for you to wander and appreciate. Guided tours, too.
- Main & 11th Avenue
- Saturday August 11
- Noon to 6 pm.
Doin’ Vancouver stuff the other night and strayed purposefully to check out two sculptural pieces and a film event from the 2018 Vancouver Biennale. See the pix below.
One piece and the film event were in poor lonely Leg-In-Boot Square, normally empty, but buzzing then:
- Cinefest Live “Pioneers In Cinema“
- “Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight To Forge the Sea” (Maskull Lasserre)
The other piece was “Paradise Has Many Gates“, Ajlan Gharem, at Vanier Park.Read more »