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Argyle Avenue: 1400-1600 block, West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival - Art Market: A line-up of over 80 artists and artisans selected by a jury team will take over Argyle Avenue Aug. 2, 2-9 p.m. and Aug 3-5, 9, 10 and 11, 11 a.m. -9 p.m.

Argyle Avenue: 1400-1600 block, West Vancouver.

Harmony Arts Festival - Art Market: A line-up of over 80 artists and artisans selected by a jury team will take over Argyle Avenue Aug. 2, 2-9 p.m. and Aug 3-5, 9, 10 and 11, 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Info: Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or

Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915 or bucklandsoutherst. com.

Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or [email protected].

myconceptstore: An exhibition with a fully functioning store featuring a variety of products that artist Dirk Fleischmann has produced through over a decade of economic art projects will run until Aug. 27.

Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info:, 778-372-0765 or [email protected]. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Call for Submissions: Caroun Art Gallery is currently accepting works for a group exhibition in October. Deadline: Friday. Aug. 30.

CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Talking Heads: An exhibition featuring 14 surface design artists who have created contemporary headdresses will run until Sept. 7. There will be a free family headdress making workshop Saturday, Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m. Supplies will be provided.

Art Rental Salon: An ongoing art rental programme with a variety of original artwork available ranging from $10 to $40 per month.

Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or The Community Room at Lynn Valley Village: Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

2013 Prints Show: A gallery night featuring 100 photographs by 100 photographers in a silent auction Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5-8 p.m. All funds raised will go to InspireHealth: Integrative Cancer Care.

Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver.

Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Painters' Landing: Local artists will work, exhibit and sell art outdoors at Ambleside Landing and Millenium Park Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. until Oct. 27.

Harmony Arts Festival - Showcase Exhibition: Works of ArtSpeaks artists and invited alumni artists will be on display from Aug. 2 to 11. There will special gallery hours of 11 a.m.-8 p.m. during the festival. Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m. Info:

Harmony Arts Festival - ArtSpeaks and ArtDemos:Talks, demonstrations, workshops, hands-on classes and slide presentations from Aug. 3 to 11 in the gallery and art tent. There is a $10 fee for hands-on workshops which also require registration in the Ferry Building Gallery office. Info:

Harmony Arts Festival - Plein Air Challenge: The sixth annual three-hour painting competition Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Artists must pre-register. Info: 604-925-7290 or

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-903-3798. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: [email protected].

North Vancouver Community History

Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or Imagining North Vancouver: Learn about the beginnings of North Vancouver and how it came to be with an exhibit about dreamer Edward Mahon. Runs until Sept. 30.

Park & Tilford Gardens: 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver.

Art in the Garden - Show and Sale: In order to get the public to rediscover the gardens, over 30 artists' work will be displayed amongst the foliage Aug. 17 and 18 from noon to 5 p.m. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-8873 or 604-347-8922.

Wabi Sabi and Impressions of Stillness: Eco-art sculptural objects by Heather Fowler and paintings of animals and people in their environment by Graham Coulthard will be on display until Sept. 8. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or

Transformation and Renewal: An exhibition of three of Luke Parnell's carving works will run until Sept. 7. Artist talk: Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Reception: Sunday, Aug. 11, 3-5 p.m. Carving demonstration: Sunday. Aug. 18, 2 p.m.

Shipbuilders' Square: 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver. Art on the Pier: Original art will be displayed in conjunction with Concerts in the Square Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Themes: Aug. 3, Facing North - local artists; Aug. 10, Showdown in the Square - painting contest; Aug. 17, Into the Wild.

Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or

Rites of Passage - A Journey of Desert Landscapes and Spirit Masks: Paintings by Lorn Curry and masks by Meghan Carich will be on display until Aug. 11. Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m.

Beautiful Canada: Husband and wife artists Bob and Masako Araki will exhibit their artistic interpretations of our country, from coast to coast from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7400 or

A Responsive Landscape: As part of the Harmony Arts Festival a group show examining how humans respond to the landscape and how the landscape responds back will run until Aug. 10 Info:

West Vancouver Art Instructors Exhibit: A show that demonstrates the wide variety of media, styles and approaches employed by District of West Vancouver art instructors in the creation of their own work will run from Aug. 12 to Oct. 2. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290.

Art in the Hall: Mario Traina's images created using digital infrared techniques will be on display until Sept. 11.

West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or

West Coast Points East - Ron Thom and the Allied Arts: A multifaceted exhibition of Ron Thom's architecture will run until Sept. 21.


Capilano River Regional Park: Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver.

Music in the Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of music and art. Musical performances from 2 to 4 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 11, Andrew Coombes; Aug. 18, TBA; Aug. 25, Jillian Christmas; Sept. 2, David Blair,12 p.m.; Rose Ranger, 1 p.m.; Justin O'Donahue

Trio, 2 p.m.; Patrick Ernst Trio, 3 p.m.; Blackberry Wood, 4 p.m.; High Society Band, 5 p.m. Info: or 604-988-6844.

Cates Park: 200-block Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Cates Park Concert Series: A free summer concert series Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 3, Old Mare, Melissa Endean, Oh Village; Aug. 10, Corey Abell, The Oh Wells, The Archers; Aug. 17, Hooves, Little Wild, Beekeeper and Aug. 24, Tessa Mouourakis, Joel Willoughby, Barry Ross, Ben Rogers, Connor Roff, Brett Wilderman, Alea Rae, Steel Audrey, Jeremy Allingham.

Civic Plaza: 14th Street and Lonsdale Avenue. Artisan Fair: Crafts along with free musical performances from noon to 4 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 10, Claude Champagne; Aug. 24, The Pat Ernst Trio. Info: or 604-988-6844.

Edgemont Village: Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver. Evenings in Edgemont: A free weekly summer concert series Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Jake & Elwood's Blues; Aug. 9, Smith & Jones; Aug. 16, Three Row Barley and Aug. 23, House Party.

Garden Stage: Argyle Avenue and 15th Street, West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival - Daytime Concerts: Aug. 2: Melanie Dekker, 4 p.m. Aug. 3 schedule: Cassandra Bangel, 1 p.m.; Beverley Elliot, 2 p.m.; Reid Jamieson, 3 p.m.; Blake Havard. Aug. 4 schedule: John Pippus & Aynsley Leonard, 1 p.m.; Leora Cashe, 2 p.m.; Nat Jay, 3 p.m.; Marlin Ramazzini, 4 p.m. Aug. 5 schedule: Lindsay May, 1 p.m.; The River and The Road, 2 p.m.; Mike Weterings, 3 p.m.; Kow Kanda, 4 p.m. Aug. 6 schedule: Amanda Wood & Malcolm Aiken, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8 schedule: The K Sisters, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 9 schedule: The Cumberland Brothers, 12:30 p.m.; Kate Reid, 4 p.m. Aug. 10 schedule: Watasun, 1 p.m.; Ginger 66, 2 p.m.; Colin Bullock, 3 p.m.; Mimosa, 4 p.m. Aug. 11 schedule: Mark James Fortin, 1 p.m.; Soultrax, 2 p.m.; Russell Marsland & Nathen Aswell, 3 p.m.; Van Django, 4 p.m.

Harmony Arts Festival - Dinner Concerts: Pack a picnic or visit a variety of food vendors while listening to concert performances at 5:45 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Geoff Gibbons Band; Aug. 3, AJ Woodworth; Aug. 4, The Jardines; Aug. 5, Terminal Station; Aug. 6, Blackberry Wood; Aug. 7, Sarah K and The Soul Collective; Aug. 8, Scott Perrie; Aug. 9, Joans Shandel; Aug. 10, Ali Milner; Aug. 11, Vagabonds.

Harmony Arts Festival - Evening Concerts: Sip beverages from the waterfront lounge while viewing concert performances at 8:45pm. Schedule: Aug. 2, Fear of Drinking; Aug. 3, Tommy Alto; Aug. 4, Barney Bentall; Aug. 5, Redeye Empire; Aug. 6, SideOne; Aug. 7, Dear Rouge; Aug. 8, The Boom Booms; Aug. 9, Giraffe Aftermath; Aug. 10, The Twisters; Aug. 11, She Stole My Beer.

John Lawson Park: 750 17th Street, West Vancouver.

Harmony Arts Festival - Senior Concert Series: Enjoy a musical afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 4, The Brothers Arntzen Brass Band; Aug. 5, Musical Occasions String Octet; Aug. 11, Dal Richards' Orchestra.

Harmony Arts Festival - Sunset Concert Series: Free Nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Spirit of the West; Aug. 3, Gary Comeau & The Voodoo All Stars; Aug.

4, Cousin Harley; Aug. 5, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra; Aug. 6, Champagne Republic; Aug. 7, Tiller's Folly; Aug. 8, Liam Titcomb; Aug. 9, Soulstream; Aug. 10, Rumba Calzada; Aug. 11, The Paperboys.

Harmony Arts Festival - Youth Rock: Four up-and-coming bands with perform, Aug. 3, 1-5 p.m. Info:

Lonsdale Quay: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Info:

Concert Series Sundays: A free summer concert series Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 4, Oh Wells; Aug. 5 (Monday), Ben Sigston and Steel Toe Boots (3:30-5:30 p.m.); Aug. 11, Kutapira; Aug. 18, Charlotte Diamond; Aug. 25, Mostly Marley and Sept. 1, Studio Cloud 30 Showcase.

Vertical Orchestra 2013 - Transpondings: Redshift Music Society will present a free programme of 10 new works by B.C. composers Saturday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or

Lynn Valley Village: Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. Live in Lynn Valley Village: A free weekly summer concert series Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Clive's Timing; Aug. 9, The Twisters; Aug. 16, Sweat Pea Swing Band and Aug. 23, The Bobcats.

Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver.

Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival: A series of concerts from Aug. 12 to 24 at 7 p.m. (with the exception of Aug. 24 which is at 2 p.m.) Schedule: Aug. 14, A Sunny Start; Aug. 16, Mallet Madness; Aug. 21, Wherever I Wander; Aug. 24, The Archduke and Friends. Tickets: $20/$10. Festival pass: $50/$30. Reservations: [email protected].

Panorama Park: Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Concerts in the Cove: A free weekly summer concert series Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Mostly Marley; Aug. 9, The Dynamics and Aug. 16, The Adam Woodall Band.

Park & Tilford Shopping Centre: 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. Saturday Sessions: The Adam Woodall Band and Rosco will perform Aug. 3, 17 and 31 from noon to 3 p.m. Shipbuilders' Square: 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver.

Concerts in the Square: A free summer concert series Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 3, Current Swell, Headwater, Carmanah and Alisa Rose & The Show; Aug. 10, Bend Sister, Nightbox, Kim Churchill and Jet Tangerine and Aug. 17, Five Alarm Funk, Redeye Empire, Good for Grapes and Stef Lang.

Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or

The Jazz Waves Festival will run through August at 7:30 p.m. with a variety of styles including jazz, blues, boggiewoogie, Latin jazz, free form and more. Schedule: Aug. 15, Trilogy; Aug. 17, Blackstick; Aug. 22, Don Hardy's Guilty Pleasures and Aug. 24, Locarno. Tickets: $25/$20.

The Village at Park Royal: West Vancouver. Celebrate Summer: Live music Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. and Fridays, 4-7 p.m. until Aug. 16 (between Urban Barn and Cactus Club).


Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-558-0928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson's Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Tickets: or at the door.

Jack Lonsdale's Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333.

Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Larson Station Restaurant: Glenegales Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 778-279-8874.

Summer Music Series: Mario Ho, accompanied by Dave Sikula, guitar and Dave Guiney, bass will perform songs from her newly released singles and recent album Friday, Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-986-6556.

Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326.

DJs spin classic dance music from the 80s, 90s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info:

The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info:

Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838.

Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar's Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882.


Delbrook Park: West Queens Road and Delbrook Avenue, North Vancouver.

Outdoor Movie Night: Shrek will be screened Thursday, Aug. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Free admission, but donations of non-perishable food items or cash will be gladly received for the Harvest Project. John Lawson Park: 750 17th St., West Vancouver.

Harmony Arts Festival - Cinema in the Park: An outdoor movie experience at 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 2, Life of Pi; Aug. 3, Funny Girl; Aug. 4, Local Hero; Aug. 9, Grease; Aug. 10, Canadian Anmination. Info:

Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or

Songs and Stories: Composer Michael Conway Baker will share show biz, film and concert music stories past and present the third Wednesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Admission by donation.

North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or

Monday Movie Nights: The library will screen movies on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 12, Silver Linings Playbook; Aug. 19, Hope Springs; Aug. 26, Quartet.

- compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to [email protected].