Float House Reaches Out to the Artistic Community

Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:00
Float House in Gastown is inviting visual artists to float and display artwork at their newly renovated floating centre.

Luciterra Brings Fusion Style Belly Dance to Gastown

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…

Burlesque Artistry in Gastown: Q&A with Nicky Ninedoors of Pandora & The Locksmiths

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…

Special Throwback Thursday: The J.W. Horne Block Turns 125!

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.

Confessions from René Botha at Liquid Amber

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…

Inform Interiors Presents Sedia 1 for Presentation House Gallery

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.

Confessions from Kylie Gibson at Liquid Amber

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:57
Tattoo artistry, is arguably one of the most intriguing professions; one that is never short of some interesting stories. We sat down with Kylie Gibson from Liquid Amber to discuss her personal influences, opinions on the industry, and the most…

Remembering Local Pioneers: The Leckie Family

Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00
In honour of Remembrance Day, we have looked into one of Vancouver’s pioneer heritage families, the Leckie family.

Confessions from Jenny Jarrett at Liquid Amber

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 08:00
Tattoo artistry, is arguably one of the most intriguing professions that is never short of interesting stories. We sat down with Jenny Jarrett from Liquid Amber to discuss her personal influences, opinions on the industry, and the most common myths when…

Haunted Ghost Tales At The Old Spaghetti Factory

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:00
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, which means there must have been some bizarre encounters over the years. Many locals have told a handful of “tall tales” about ghost sightings happening in the neighbourhood. In celebration of Halloween, here’s a haunting…

IN THE HOOD: Featured Art Collections in Gastown

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:00
Part of the reason why Gastown is known as Vancouver’s creative hub is the showcasing of art from all types of mediums and origins. Our neighbourhood is filed with a diverse collection of marvel-worthy artworks, so much that it can…

Happy 40th Birthday Salmagundi West!

Friday, 25 October 2013 11:12
Last night, the Gastown blog team was taken back in time at Salmagundi West’s 40th birthday celebration. There was a spectacle of flapperesque fashion, with many guests decked out in suspenders, top hats, antique pearls, and diamond headpieces. For those that…

Take a Chill Pill: 5 Places for Bliss & Relaxation in Gastown

Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:00
Need to loosen up? Whether you are dealing with mountains of work or succumbing to regular busyness, it can be hard to unwind from the daily grind. From yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, and float treatments, there are plenty of conventional…

Curl Up & Read: Gastown's Reading List for Fall

Friday, 27 September 2013 10:00
Fall is officially here. What better way to begin the new season than with fresh reading material. If you’re in need of a little more laughter, cooking inspiration, design monographs, or updates from the menswear scene and publishing industry, check…

dutil. Denim Calling Local Artists for Denim Art Challenge

Monday, 26 August 2013 09:00
Local artists in the Vancouver community are invited to participate in our upcoming 'denim art' show. dutil. Denim wants you to showcase your creativity by repurposing and reinterpreting blue jeans into literal 'denim art'. More after the jump.

Meet Your Artist: Robbie Vergara for Tees.ca

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:00
Initially from Bogota Colombia, Robbie Vergara moved to Vancouver to pursue arts. After discovering screenprinting, Robbie began designing one-of-a-kind prints inspired by 18th and 19th century history, and recently collaborated with Tees.ca for an exclusive collection of surrealist inspired tees.…

Penny Smash at Rainier Provision Gives Back to the Community

Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:00
What does one do with all those leftover pennies? For anyone that has a heavy collection of pennies sitting in their wallet or at home, here’s a solution – turn it into art. Rainier Provision now carries a unique penny…

Throw Back Thursdays: Maple Tree Square & The Brynes Block

Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:00
Your weekly dose of Gastown history:  Maple Tree Square and The Brynes Block circa 1886-1889 - a look before and after the Great Fire.

Throw Back Thursdays: The Canadian Fairbanks Building

Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:00
This week's dose of Gastown history is the Canadian Fairbanks Building, also known as the Mclennan & McFeely Building on 111 Water Street.

Meet Your Artist: Luc Latulippe for Tees.ca

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:00
Luc Latulippe is a local artist that has collaborated with Tees.ca to create an exclusive collection of retro-pop printed T-shirts. We sat down with Luc to talk about his life as a designer, illustration in the internet age, and the power…

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