Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:00
Gastown Tattoo Parlour, one of the city’s busiest tattoo shops, pays tribute to the tradition of tattooing with custom art and a ‘zero-attitude’ policy.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:00
Are escape rooms the next big thing? Chris Ricard and Dan Civiero certainly think so. Last week, the entrepreneurial duo launched Downtown Vancouver’s first escape room, with plans to expand across Western Canada.
Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:00
Since it’s Heritage Week (and throwback Thursday), we did a little digging through the Vancouver Archives for a dose of Gastown history. Here’s the story behind two prominent heritage buildings on Water Street.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:00
There’s nothing like getting lost in great art. In our latest series, we introduce key people in Gastown’s art scene, who curate an exclusive range of award-winning works. Nigel Reading of Spirit Wrestler Gallery shares insight on his role as…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:00
Halloween is a makeup artists’ favourite time of year. This spooky celebration is a chance to transform looks from the imagination to the skin. The makeup students at John Casablancas Institute use the latest techniques to design avant-garde looks for…
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:00
Stuart Teekasingh is a man of many talents. He’s worked as a lead graphic designer, fine artist – and now, he’s going back his original roots in tattoo artistry. After years of creative soul searching, Stuart decided to open his own tattoo…
Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:00
It was 128 years ago – June 13th 1886 – that Vancouver was completely destroyed by fire.
Friday, 06 June 2014 10:00
Of all the neighbourhoods to have an archive of interesting old photographs from years ago and eras passed, may we suggest that we have the best of the best? Gastown is Vancouver’s historic and cultural heart with heritage buildings holding…
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:36
Discover the city's most celebrated art scene. Gastown is home to a number of dedicated artisans and award winning galleries showcasing a spectrum of art from contemporary to Canadian West Coast. Check out our guide and spend a day getting…
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
Gastown’s creative scene is unparalleled, thanks to the community of passionate artists working in the neighourhood. With the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show approaching this weekend, we were inspired to highlight where you can find Gastown’s most talented tattoo artists.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:55
The electrifying dance troupe, Luciterra, is bringing a unique style of fusion belly dance to Gastown’s live entertainment scene. The passionate ensemble consisting of four gifted dancers – Gillian, Amber, Laura, and Naomi – have performed at high profile shows…
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:00
You never forget the first time you watch a Pandora & The Locksmiths show. Pandora & The Lockmiths are a collection of dynamic performers fusing singing, dancing, live music, and striptease artistry into one fierce show happening every month at…
Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:00
This month, Gastown is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of The J.W Horne Block. Here's a look back at the landmark building.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:00
Tattoo artistry, is arguably one of the most intriguing professions; one that is never short of some interesting stories. We sat down with René Botha from Liquid Amber to discuss her personal influences, opinions on the industry, and the most common…
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:00
Twenty individuals and creative teams have been invited to interpret and refashion Italian designer Enzo Mari’s iconic Sedia 1 chair for Artek. From now until Wednesday November 23, Inform Interiors is displaying a selection of reinterpreted Sedia 1 chairs. Here’s a preview.
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