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Attention Vancouver Artists: Submissions for ‘Stratus Issue 03: Pacific’ are Now Open!

If you’re an emerging artist with a unique perspective on the bond between Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, then Stratus arts collective wants to hear from you!

In an effort to showcase fresh and diverse talents, the Edmonton-based, Bipoc-led artist platform is calling for submissions offering unique takes on the theme ‘Pacific in Vancouver’, using the mediums of photography, installation work, and writing. More specifically, they’re looking for those nuanced pieces that deftly navigate and dissect the many dichotomies the city grapples with – think nature vs. culture, individualism vs. aggregation, memory vs. modernity, and anonymity vs. identification.

Artists, especially those rooted in Vancouver, are encouraged to inquire/send submissions that resonate with any aspect of the aforementioned themes above for consideration. Selected works will come together in the publication of ‘Stratus Issue 03: Pacific’, as well as an interactive gallery showcase slated for Spring 2024.

If you’re a photographer with an eye for the unseen, or a writer with a flair for the unsaid, now’s your chance! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 10th, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to spotlight your art and contribute to an important conversation. Find out more.

Dig Into Red Wagon’s New Summer Dinner Menu Now!

If it's been a while - or, at least, since before July 11th, 2024 - since you’re last visit, then there are more than a few reasons to hit the East Van restaurant before the summer wraps up.

Queers & Beers Daytime ‘Sunday Special’ is Happening This Weekend!

Inside and outside, Mount Pleasant's The Birdhouse will be bursting with friendly, laid-back vibes and upbeat activities for their first daytime event ever, this Sunday, July 28th.

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

Transport Yourself to the Streets of Georgia at the ‘Georgian Night Dinner’, July 28th

From the food and wine, to the singing and toasting, this is shaping up to be a pretty special night!