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Falling Back In Love With The Arts

Friends and Artists,

With summer in the rearview mirror, our arts community is ripe with new fall opportunities. In the past months, we have all come together to weather the storm and keep carrying the torch. Despite 2020’s challenge to engage in artistic experiences, our local arts organizations and artists have worked hard to provide a wide variety of accessible, high-quality experiences to keep the arts live and vibrant.

This new season brings all kinds of activities just waiting to be experienced. Tomorrow, downtown Vancouver will launch its seventh Virtual First Friday Art Walk. FVRL is hosting its annual Artists of the Gorge Exhibit and Words & Pictures Festival online. And the VSO 2020-2021 Season has launched its first successful concert with smashing success.

Local arts and cultural organizations have adapted to engage their audiences in meaningful ways, but they need your help! You can show support by purchasing tickets to your favorite play, attending a virtual or socially-distanced concert, or signing up for a workshop or class. And don’t forget to spread the word. We promise to help you keep an eye out for these opportunities in our newsletter.

Let’s spread the love to our arts community this fall! Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving. For more information about our mission, visit our website, or contact us at Wishing you a Happy October.


The SWCA Team

And now for this week’s top picks…

ARTS | Kids Online Art Class

Art Exploration is a weekly online class where K-12 students can discover art history, practice their art skills, and explore art materials from home! The themes will cover a wide range of subjects, art movements, and artists from ancient to contemporary. Students will create their own project related to lesson.

Try Your First Class FREE!

MUSIC | Master Chorale Kickoff

The Vancouver Master Chorale’s 2020-2021 season started on September 12th with the Vancouver Peace & Justice Fair Virtual. If you missed the launch, you’re in luck! The recorded performance of Let There Be Peace is still available for viewing, now playing on a computer near you!

Access the Performance

THEATRE | Fall Classes at Riverside

There’s still time to register for a fall class at Riverside Performing Arts! Explore classes in music, theatre, and dance, as well as remote learning opportunities. RPA teachers and staff are committed to ensuring that students can safely build the skills they need to advance.

View 2020-2021 Classes

DANCE | New Dance Intro Program

As a special offer to new students, Groove Nation Dance Academy is offering a new online program that includes 2 dance classes for just $24.99! From hip hop and breakdancing, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, acro, musical theater, jazz, tap, and funk, students of all ages can learn the art of dance.

Join the Student Intro Program

LITERARY ARTS| Virtual Open Mic Night

Ghost Town Poetry invites you to a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Wil Gibson. Tune in via Zoom on October 8th at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. Be sure to RSVP by no later than 3PM to get in the lineup and access the invitation link.

Event Details and RSVP

LOCAL BUSINESS | Storefront Decorating Contest

The fall season is upon us! The VDA welcomes downtown businesses to decorate their storefront windows to celebrate the new season and to showcase community pride. Prizes will be awarded for best use of business theme, most innovative, and public vote. Windows entered and decorated by October 5th.

Enter the Contest

CULINARY ARTS | Fall Soups for a Rainy Day

We have officially reached the time of year for sweaters, scarves, and soup. To celebrate, Delish has created a list of 64 delicious fall soups perfect for a rainy day. From crock-pot chicken noodle soup, to butternut squash soup, to crab bisque, these easy autumn soup recipes will warm you up with minimal time in the kitchen. Keep it cozy!

Let’s Get Cooking!

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