The Future is (mostly) Female: Gastown's Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective

Friday, 29 July 2016 09:23
Back in 2000, two very good friends, Justina Kervel & Luvia Petersen, were travelling around Paris. Without much thought given to tattoos at the time, there arose a chance meeting with a tattoo artist named Phillipine of the Kaplan Art Studio.

An Art Crawl to the Galleries of Gastown

Friday, 22 July 2016 14:49
In Gastown, we are blessed with 8 fine art galleries. For a small neighbourhood, we have more art houses per block than many other areas in the city.

Race Day At The Gastown Grand Prix: A Brief History

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:25
Today, Gastown becomes the Canadian epicentre of pro cycling as we close down the streets, line up the fences and welcome over 200 hungry riders, all racing towards the finish line in anticipation of the glory of winning.

Army & Navy: Born in Gastown - Canada's Original Discount Store

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:37
Known as “Canada's Original Discount Store”, Army & Navy is 97 years old and still going strong.

By the Portside of Gastown - How Vancouver grew from the shores of the Burrard Inlet

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:38
Gastown in 1887 – The year after the Great Fire; rebuilding and renewal, prospering and growing.

Celebrate Your Senses at Durant Sessions

Friday, 03 June 2016 09:23
Canadian celebrity chef, Vikram Vij joined up last night with Gastown's Eric Dickstein of Durant Sessions for the launch of their new eyewear.

Gastown's Lego Johnny

Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:35
Up on the 29th floor of the Woodward’s Building in Gastown lives Lego Johnny, otherwise known as Johnathon Vaughn Strebly.

Victoria Day in Gastown

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:04
On May 23rd we celebrate Victoria Day; a time to honor the Queen’s birthday.

Gastown Tattoo Parlour with Mitch Kirilo

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:59
I recently had the chance to meet Mitch Kirilo, owner of the Gastown Tattoo Parlour on West Cordova St.

How to be a Professional Photographer, According to a Professional Photographer

Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:11
Sometimes, I’m not exactly sure how an interview is going to turn out. I’ll do my research on somebody and put together a few questions, but mostly I just like to facilitate a conversation, because that’s where you’ll start talking…

Derek Hepburn Defines Gastown's Identity

Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:16
Derek Hepburn pretty much embodies Gastown.

Bobbie Burgers Makes Fierce Floral Art

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:02
Bobbie Burgers is bringing her unique brand of aggressive floral to Inform Interiors until December 3rd, with an opening on Wednesday November 25th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Joe David’s Art is Beautiful and Terrifying

Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:03
We make art for a variety of reasons. Some do it for fun. Others do it because they have to.  But in both cases, artists are usually trying to create their own definition of “beautiful”.

Haunted Tales From The Old Spaghetti Factory

Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:00
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, one that has logged several other-worldly encounters over the years. 

Gastown Throwback: The Packing House

Thursday, 22 October 2015 07:00
A look back at the historic Gastown building known as the Packing House. 

Gastown Throwback: The Holland Block

Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:00
In our latest throwback, we're profiling Holland Block, home to the newly-opened, Buro Coffee, One of a Few, M.I.A., and Blueprint Events. 

Gastown Artist/Designer exhibits “Sense of Silence” in Fluevog’s Flagship store Pt 2

Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:00
Fluevog is no stranger to exhibiting astonishing works. On Tuesday September 17th, a collaborative sculpture called “Sense of Silence” was installed near the entrance of their flagship space. We chatted with Kendra Patton, Project Coordinator for Fluevog’s Retail Store Design,…

Gastown Artist/Designer exhibits “Sense of Silence” in Fluevog’s Flagship store

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:00
Fluevog's flagship space has displayed astonishing art pieces in-store, and this month, they’re welcoming "Sense of Silence", a collaborative art installation by Gastown designer and artist, Lee Roberts and furniture designer, Nicholas Meyer. We caught up with Lee to discuss his…

Lamplighter Pub to host Guinness World Record pinball marathon attempt

Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:00
Could you play pinball for 28 hours straight? Pinball champion Eden Stamm is aiming to make to history at The Lamplighter.

Gastown Throwback: Maple Tree Square & The Brynes Block

Thursday, 06 August 2015 09:00
Often referred to as the heart of Gastown, Maple Tree Square is the original site of Gassy Jack’s first bar and near one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings, The Brynes Block.

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