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ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts Gallery programming is now hybrid. Participate in ArtStarts on Saturdays every month on Facebook.

ArtStarts at River Market re-launches March 2022. Stay up to date on developments by signing up for our newsletter.

Looking for fun, free things to do with kids in the Lower Mainland? ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based events for kids and families each month—in both Vancouver and New Westminster. Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. Each 45-minute workshop takes place twice, at 11am and 1pm. Please arrive a little early as this is a popular program. Ideal for ages 8 and under, but all are welcome. Free! Donations welcome.

 

Attention: The lift at our Vancouver location is currently out of order until further notice. Please read more information here.

If you have any questions about these free family performances, contact our Program Manager, Public Programs: Alyssa Martens at  alyssa@artstarts.com

  • ArtStarts offers us something special each month we always look forward to it.
  • My daughter says it was awesome and she wishes she could do it every day!
  • This was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with my son—making art!
  • Thanks for bringing this to our 'hood. You are helping us to raise active and bright kids.
  • What an incredible performance! It was thoroughly enjoyed by our kids and by us, the parents. Thank you!
  • Wonderful, inspiring and fun workshop! Will use the skills at home, too.
  • Coming to ArtStarts in my community is always the highlight of the weekend.
  • The kids loved it and dad really got into it too - surfaced some amazing hidden artistic talents!
  • Great! Educational! Fun! Artistic!
Candy Bones Theatre over a stock image of a sky with various multi-coloured ballons

ArtStarts at River Market Presents:

Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre

ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based events for kids and families each month at River Market in New Westminster. Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. This month your family can enjoy Artstarts at River Market presents: Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre. Candice Roberts is the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre, which interweaves physical theatre, music, mask, movement and clowning to devise original and immersive theatre for young audiences. ‘Oopsie!’ is a fun and clever theatrical experience about growth through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance, and physical comedy. For event details, visit our Facebook page.
Jillian Christmas over a stock image of a sunset to promote virtual programs

ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas

ArtStarts on Saturdays is our digital programming that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Now families from across the province can enjoy our programming. Our current programming features Each One, Beloved with Jillian Christmas. Take part in the fun! Watch ArtStarts on Saturdays with Jillian Christmas on Facebook July 30- August 27

Candice Roberts over a stock image of fireworks

ArtStarts on Saturdays Presents:

Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre August 27-September 10

ArtStarts on Saturdays is our digital programming that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Now families from across the province can enjoy our programming. Our upcoming programming features Oopsie! with Candy Bones Theatre. Take part in the fun! Watch ArtStarts on Saturdays with Candy Bones Theatre on Facebook August 27-September 23

More fun down the block

More fun down the block

If you're joining us at the ArtStarts Gallery in Vancouver on the last Saturday of every month, also be sure to also stop by the Contemporary Art Gallery, located just two blocks away (at the corner of Richards and Nelson). The CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. CAG Family Art Day events are planned on the last Saturday of the month from Noon to 3pm. Learn more.
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