50th Events

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with an inspiring selection of exhibitions, live performances & other events highlighting the amazing artists in our community.

    • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    Winner of the Grand Prix of the Eckhardt -Grammatte Piano Competition, pianist Krytyna Tucka performs a thrilling recital featuring the works of composer Jean Coulthard. Coulthard was a pioneering female composer inspired by the West Coast landscape & was the first composer from Canada’s West Coast (she lived in North Vancouver) to receive wide recognition. Celebrated for her impressionistic language, 2018 marks the 110th anniversary of Coulthard's birth. Tucka's program also features work by Debussy & Liszt, composers who influenced Coulthard.
    • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    • Sunday, July 08, 2018
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    The Monday Painters, a collective of 15 passionate artists celebrating their 40th anniversary together, present paintings & studies of North Shore scenes created en plein air. Meeting weekly, The Monday Painters gather to paint, discuss art & critique work. All 14 are active members of the North Shore Artists' Guild. This collection of en plein air works capture raw impressions of the beauty of the North Shore.

    Featuring the work of: Florence E. Di Florio-Allardice, Inge Bachnich, Monica Gewurz, Shelley James, Mary I. Johnson, Tess Johnston, Caroline Kuwica, Meng Lim, Heather Luccock, Marguerite Mahy, Jacquie Manning, Anne McMahon, Edith Warner, Patricia Windsor.

    Opening Reception Tuesday June 19,  6-8pm.
    Everyone welcome!

    • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    For 50 years the WVCAC has fostered & promoted the Arts in our community. Looking forward to the next 50, we're hosting a silent auction fundraiser! For 4 days you'll be able to bid on an extraordinary array of items; everything from stunning works of art & thrilling cultural experiences to extravagant gift baskets & gift cards from local retailers! Make a bid or three & help us continue to connect community through the Arts.  

    Bidding closes July 14th.

    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
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    To celebrate our 50th anniversary the WVCAC is throwing a party! Join us for an summer evening of tasty treats, fine wine & music. We’re celebrating this milestone with a seaside soirée in John Lawson Park with a champagne reception & classical music by the acclaimed Meeks Duo, followed by a lively performance by jazz legend Bill Coon & his amazing band! 

    This will also be your last chance to bid on the extraordinary items in the Silent Auction Fundraiser.

    Tickets $75 Advance Special (May 1-June 13) 
                  $90 (June 14-July 14)

    • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • Sunday, July 29, 2018
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    To celebrate 50 years of fostering & promoting Arts and Culture in West Vancouver, the WVCAC is producing a retrospective showcasing some of the the talented & inspiring artists whom we have had the honour to exhibit over the years. On display will be works from nationally acclaimed artists & pillars of the local arts community, as well as pieces from notable exhibitions & collaborations with arts organizations & community partners. Join us in reviewing these stunning works of art & rejoicing in the boundless creativity of our community!

Past 50th Events

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 SPECTRUM 50
Saturday, February 03, 2018 SPECTRUM 50 Call to Artists
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Svetlana Ponomareva & Antoine Villeger
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