The Ferry Building in West Vancouver, British Columbia, is set to be raised about five feet. The District of West Vancouver has received a grant to fund the project. The building is heritage-designated, so the proposed work will require a Heritage Alteration Permit. The project will also upgrade building and seismic systems. Accessible washrooms will also be added on the west side.
The Ferry Building Gallery serves as a cultural hub in West Vancouver. Located in the historic Ferry Building, it hosts up to eighteen exhibitions each year and attracts over 500 visitors every week. The gallery’s mission is to present high-quality, juried exhibitions and showcase emerging and established artists from the North Shore and beyond. It also regularly hosts Opening Receptions and Artist Talks. These events are free and open to the public.
During the current exhibition, you can meet the artists, and attend an opening reception on Tuesday, February 25 from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a meet-the-artists event on Saturday, March 2, from 2:00 to 3 p.m.
Located in one of the oldest buildings in West Vancouver, the Ferry Building Gallery showcases local and international artists with up to 18 exhibitions a year. The gallery hosts over 500 visitors per week and has become an important community hub. Art lovers of all ages and art genres can explore the gallery’s diverse collection.
Founded in 1912, the Ferry Building gallery is a gem of West Vancouver’s arts community. Operating under the aegis of the City of West Vancouver, it has hosted more than 500 exhibitions and honed the skills of a generation of budding artists.
The Ferry Building Gallery is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by presenting a retrospective of past exhibitions. Some of the artists featured in the show include Carole Arnston, Claire Babcock, Elspeth Bradbury, Ray James Bradbury, Colette Chilcott, Jane Adams Clark, Melanie Rivers, and Shirley Claire Williams.
The Ferry Building Gallery is a community art space located in one of West Vancouver’s oldest buildings. It hosts up to 18 exhibitions each year and attracts over 500 visitors a week. The gallery features both established and emerging artists from the North Shore and is free to visit. The gallery hosts art lectures, tours and programs for the community.
Originally constructed in 1913, the Ferry Building is a historical landmark that was designated as a municipal heritage property in 1987. In addition to its artistic and cultural value, the building was recently designated as a cultural landmark by the Province of BC. The District of West Vancouver has committed more than $600,000 to the project, and senior levels of government have committed over $1.85 million toward the restoration.
Art in the Square
For more than a century, the Ferry Building has been the heart of life in West Vancouver. It started as a busy ferry terminal and today houses an art gallery. The building has always played an important role in the community. In the early 1900s, it was home to the Squamish tribe and was a summer getaway for Vancouver residents. Ferries took people to Ambleside and downtown Vancouver.
Now in its 30th year, the Ferry Building Gallery is presenting a retrospective of past artists. This show features work by artists including Carole Arnston, Claire Babcock, Elspeth Bradbury, Ray James Bradbury, Colette Chilcott, Jane Adams Clark, Lil Chrzan, Isabelle Procter, Melanie Rivers, Barry Shelton, and Shirley Claire Williams.
The event also includes solo exhibits. Small Wonders features work by local artists, including pieces from Alice Rich Loft Gallery, Welch Street Studios, and Welch Center. There are also wineries, including the Mistaken Identity Vineyards. This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Art Attack at the Ferry Building is a live show with 20 artists creating art before your eyes. The audience will be able to view these artists’ creations as they paint, and you can bid on their works at a gala in the evening. Live music and hors d’oeuvres will accompany the artwork auction.
If you’re looking for a unique experience that will captivate your senses, the Vancouver Art Gallery is a must-visit. This world-renowned art gallery showcases the works of contemporary artists as well as major historical masters. Its award-winning exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs have won it international recognition. Its permanent collection contains almost 7,000 works of art. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm and on Tuesdays, until 9pm.
Carol Shumas’ imagination scoops up vivid images of sea life
Carol Shumas, a prolific artist and West Vancouver native, had many exhibits across Canada. Known for her costumes, she wanted viewers to feel as though they were watching a play. She also made fantastic meals. Her creations have a theatrical quality that will capture your imagination.
Harmony Arts Festival
From July 31 to August 9, you can enjoy a waterfront view with the Harmony Arts Festival at Ferry Building West. This free community event features music, dance, and visual arts performances. The festival also offers free outdoor movies. Whether you’re a fan of local or national artists, you’ll love this West Vancouver tradition.
The festival also features a number of concerts. Some performances are free of charge, and you can even bring your own lawn chairs. The series starts on July 31 with Mamma Mia! and continues with Casablanca, The Princess Bride, and Dirty Dancing. The lineup is filled with old classics and new blockbusters. If you’re interested in seeing a performance, check out the Harmony Arts Festival’s schedule to see if there’s something for everyone.
You can also check out the Coastal Concerts, which take place on the Garden Stage and feature works by local artists.
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Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.