All Events (20)

Date range
July 30, 2023
Sunday
  • Nanoose Place

  • Jul 30, 2023 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: 2925 NORTHWEST BAY ROAD, NANOOSE BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA V9P 9J9, CANADA (250) 468-5339
  • Description:

    Nanoose Place opened in 1992 under the leadership of the Nanoose Bay Lions with support from the community.

    The non-profit, Nanoose Bay Activities and Recreation Society (NBARS) operates Nanoose Place.

    Eswyn's Alpine & Rock Garden was established in the fall of 2009 by a group of dedicated volunteers. 

    Activities can be found HERE.

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  • Categories: Community
 
  • Errington Hall

  • Jul 30, 2023 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: 1390 Errington Rd. Errington, B.C. V0R 1V0
  • Description:

    The Errington Hall serves as the creative hub of our community located in Area F of the Nanaimo Regional District

    We foster arts and culture through our events and programs and also support the arts-based activities of non-profit community groups and organizations.

    For a complete list of events click HERE

    As a Community Presenter, we arrange an annual series of concerts and dances with professional touring artists. Local musicians perform at a monthly coffee house. We produce “A Night at the Palace,” an annual vaudeville burlesque show with a live band that has a four-night run in February. New additions to our programming are a children’s choir and pre-school and after school music classes. We organize a Christmas Concert, Christmas Craft Fair, Halloween dance and the Pumpkin Trail performance arts evening in the Errington Park. Our annual Hi Neighbour Festival in August celebrates community arts, music, and pastimes. We host the annual Islands Luthiers Guild showcase as well as film

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  • Categories: Community
February 2, 2024
Friday
  • BC Farmers’ Market Trail

  • Feb 2, 2024 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: BC
  • Description:

    The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is an initiative led by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM). The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is your quickest route to fresh, local, in-season food and artisan goods, direct from the people who produce them. Filter by region and season to find 145+ free BCAFM member markets offering the best local food that BC has to offer. Visitors to BC farmer’s markets can expect a diverse variety of food, artisan goods, and delicious eat-at-the-market options! Stay up to date with unique, featured vendors, stories from the market and the success stories of your favourite business by checking the BC Farmers’ Market Trail and tuning into the BCAFM podcast.

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Categories: Markets
 
  • The Island’s farming collective

  • Feb 2, 2024 to Dec 31, 2025
  • Location: Vancouver Island
  • Description:

    The Island’s farming collective

    Brought to you by the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association, the Island Farm Fresh Guide is your source for local farmers across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. With a directory of approximately 70 farms, you can find farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in your own backyard, whether you live in Victoria, the Western Communities, the Cowichan Valley, or up Island – and anywhere in between.

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Categories: Markets
February 12, 2024
Monday
  • Monday Art Gems – Spring 2024 Schedule

  • Feb 12, 2024 to May 25, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Ars Centre
  • Description:

    What are Art Gems?

    The Art Gems program is a multi-faceted, hand picked selection of special ‘Gems’ providing a unique experience under the instruction of well known Vancouver Island Artists.

    Art Gems workshops are open to all levels of experience and will showcase a variety of mediums.

    All materials and supplies are included in these workshops for the convenience of just enrolling, arriving and enjoying creating!

    Each 4-hour workshop is $100 with all materials provided (except for 2-day workshop)

    All levels of experience are welcome!

    Download our spring Art Gems schedule here

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  • Categories: Class
May 4, 2024
Saturday
  • Dorota GOEDE

  • May 4, 2024 to May 26, 2024
  • Location: MAC Galleries
  • Description:

    April 30 – May 26, 2024

    Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 4th, 2024   1-3pm

    Born in Poland, Dorota studied Architecture before immigrating to Canada in 1981. She graduated with Honors from the Architectural Technology Program in 1983 and completed her Bachelor of Architecture Degree at the University of Toronto in 1989. After few years of commercial design work, and over 30 private residences designed, she accepted a teaching position at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. As a Faculty Professor she specialized in design, rendering, 3D Revit and CAD modeling, building codes, as well as sustainable construction. Retired in 2018 she is currently living in Nanoose Bay enjoying nature, creative arts, gardening, golfing, sailing, travel, and recently teaching Arts at the Nanoose Place Community Center.
    Dorota received extensive education in drawing, completed courses in watercolors from Dundas Valley School of Art, and recently attended a number of workshops with prominent artists. She lov
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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • CHROMATOPIA Fibre Arts Network (FAN)

  • May 4, 2024 to May 25, 2024
  • Location: MAC Galleries
  • Description:

    April 30 – May 25, 2024

    Opening Reception, Saturday, May 4, 1-3pm 

    Chromatopia

     is an exhibition of fibre art created by the Fibre Art Network (FAN), a co-operative of western Canadian artists committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. Our membership includes emerging fibre artists, teachers, authors and judges, many of which have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their work. ​

    Chromatopia visually explores the colour spectrum while preserving the unique individualistic style of each artist. 

    Each piece is 12” X 12”.

    Chromatopia is a FAN exhibition inspired by Picasso’s mono-chromatic works in his blue period. Each artist was challenged to explore their own individual theme through the creation of two monochromatic textile artworks using two assigned colour hues. 

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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • NATURE’S EXPRESSION ALYSSA PENNER

  • May 4, 2024 to May 26, 2024
  • Location: MAC Galleries
  • Description:

     

    OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, May 4, 2024,  1-3pm

    The most positive childhood memories I have is growing up within the rugged and beautiful natural landscapes of Vancouver Island. That combined with a creative mind served me well in imagining our area as the most magical place. From the time I was brought into this world, I saw nature and my surroundings though my own mind, and that both fascinates me and inspires me.

    It’s important for me to share my art with the world, because in my opinion, the story and narrative of my artwork does not end

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  • TOM SHARDLOW

  • May 4, 2024 to May 26, 2024
  • Location: MAC Galleries
  • Description:

    APRIL 30 – MAY 26, 2024

    OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024, 1-3PM

    Tom ShardlowAFCA, SCA

    Tom Shardlow’s artwork was recognized early receiving awards and media attention in High School. He later studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr School of Art and Design) before working in advertising doing art layouts. After graduating from UBC, Tom worked as a field research biologist where he was fortunate to have traveled to many of British Columbia’s wild places. These travels inspired him to document on canvas and paper what he saw and felt.

    His drawings and illustrations have appeared in book form, magazines, and newspapers, and he completed a series of commissioned drawings for Fitzhenry and Whiteside publishers. His paintings have won multiple awards and have been acquired by a major private collection lending to the National Gallery in Ottawa and are included in a Simon Fraser University permanent collection. Tom’s works have appeared in over 70 juried exhibitions a

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May 24, 2024
Friday
  • TALES FOR THE TELLING - STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS - KINGS, QUEENS, AND NE’ER DO WELLS

  • May 24, 2024 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C. (doors open at 6:30)
  • Description:

    TALES FOR THE TELLING

    STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS

    KINGS, QUEENS, AND NE’ER DO WELLS

     

    Friday,

    May 24, 2024

    7:00 p.m.

     

    It's time to hear some interesting tales! Get your tickets to Tales for the Telling - Storytelling for Adults - KINGS, QUEENS, AND NE'ER DO WELLS. Indulge in a fun evening of storytelling! Hear tales fit for a king, a queen, or ne’er do wells. Your night out won't be one to tell tales about - it'll be a blast! Get tickets now!

    TICKETS HERE

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  • Categories: Story Time
May 27, 2024
Monday
  • Create and Prepare for Plein Air

  • May 27, 2024 from 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

     Create and Prepare for Plein Air:  an Art Gems watercolour workshop with Dorota Goede

    Learn the ins and outs of drawing, perspective and sketching in preparation for plein air painting. Drawings will be finished in ink and enhanced with watercolour wash. We’ll also show you now to mount your paper on wood board.

    You’ll take home a finished piece and be all set to venture outdoors to paint!
    (This class will take place in the MAC studio, not outdoors.)

    Monday, May 27 (10am-2pm)

    $100 – materials provided

    Register online here

    About the Instructor: Born in Poland, Dorota studied Architecture before immigrating to Canada in 1981. She graduated with Honors from Architectural Technology Program in 1983 and completed her Bachelor of Architecture Degree at University of Toronto in 1989. Dorota received extensive education in drawing, completed courses in watercolors from Dundas Valley School of Art, and recently attended a number of workshops with prominent artists. She loves learning and, with

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