Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

"Must Be This Tall To Ride" Runs August 17th to September 25th at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main Street

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

Breaking Down Inspiration and Whistling Along with Local Artist Andrew Tavukciyan

Andrew Tavukciyan is the winner of the Vancouver Mural Festival's Independent Mural Contest, as voted by the public.

On Gerbil Whispering and Taking Jokes Too Seriously with Local Artist Jane Q Cheng

Jane Q. Cheng has made an art career out of imitation by immersing herself within the spaces, practices and lives of her chosen artists.

The Music Behind the Tastes of Campagnolo Upstairs Barman Peter Van de Reep

This fellow holds it down with great drinks (and tunes) at the much loved Camp Upstairs on Main Street.

The Diamond’s Adam Domet on Good Cheekies and Making You a Damn Fine Drink

Are you a Bartender or a Mixologist? "I'm a Bartender. I haven't lived at my Mom's house for 25 years."

Artist Tyler Keeton Robbins Talks Inspiration Before the Vancouver Mural Festival

The self-taught artist creates paintings and drawings that are full of energy and immediacy

Don’t Believe the Hype! Defining the Musical Tastes of Strathcona Beer Company’s Adrian McInnes

As I discovered on a recent visit to Strathcona Beer Company, where a killer playlist including PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr. and Iggy Pop was blaring out of the speakers, McInnes has close ties to the music industry, with a past life as a DJ.

Vancouverites

David Vertesi Dishes on Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival

In anticipation of the 2017 festival, Scout chatted up Founder and Executive Director, David Vertesi, to gain some insight on how the festival started, his opinions on the current state of Vancouver’s public art scene and VMF’s vision for Vancouver’s public art future.

Five Minutes With David Bowkett, Powell Brewery’s Co-Founder & Brewmaster

The original momentum that propelled David and Nicole from nano to micro and carried them west along Powell Street shows no signs of abating.

Seventeen Minutes With Mount Pleasant Polymath, Shannon Hemmett

Designer, photographer, videographer, writer, singer and musician (in two bands!) - what doesn’t Shannon Hemmett do? Soon you'll be able to find her centre stage as the frontwoman for her own new project, too. Meet the multi-faceted, super-busy, self-confessed night owl...

Escaping The Big City With Jesse Keefer Of Galiano’s Chill ‘Bodega Ridge’

We recently caught up with Keefer in between floor tiling, wedding booking and kid-wrangling to ask a bunch of questions and get to know him a little better.

Local Artist Sitji Chou On Cats, Daydreaming And Future Collaborations

Chou’s personality comes through in his personal artwork, which generally consists of playful observances on human and animal behaviour, a knack for storytelling, and a penchant for colour.

Burdock & Co.’s Julie Sopuck On Her 3 Favourite Albums Of All Time

Today we hear from Julie Sopuck, whose trio of records reveal three unique sides of a proud Prairie gal who found her second home running the show as the General Manager of Main Street's popular Burdock & Co. restaurant.

Katie Piasta On Saying Yes, Dodging Nerf Bullets And All The Nice Dresses

Piasta recently agreed to open a window (har har) into her own inner world, a place where she is the proud owner of a miniature pony, the men wear platform shoes, and time travel is totally a thing...