November 2019 at Place des Arts
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As the weather gets colder, the days shorter and the holidays closer, it is clear November is here! 

At Place des Arts we have some fantastic events coming up to get you in the mood for the season and to brighten up those dark evenings. 

First, these are the final days of our Online Auction, so take the time now to bid before it closes on November 2 at 9:00 pm. Grab that perfect Christmas gift and help raise funds to provide in-need members of the community with access to the arts! 

If you need some inspiration this season, read our interview with the amazing glassblowing artist, Jeff Lowe, and read our post with the best reasons to try out an art workshop

We also have on our annual miniature exhibition Positively Petite, in it's 30th year, alongside two new exhibitions. On November 15, join us at our Festive Opening Reception and take part in the festivities! Also, starting November 12, our Christmas Boutique will be in full swing! Get the perfect gift for the art lover in your life. 

Other events we have on this month are our Family Day on November 3 and our Teen Day on November 24. For our adult audiences, there is a fun Festive Felting workshop in early December. Register today! 

Get in the mood for the holidays with us!
Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
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Our  30 th  annual Positively Petite Exhibition is coming! Enjoy miniature artwork by local artists alongside two colourful exhibitions Exhibit

Opening on  November 15, is Positively Petite,  an exhibition featuring tiny 2D and 3D works. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this exhibition, the maximum size dimensions for artwork are multiples of 30! All two-dimensional artwork is 30 square inches or smaller and all three-dimensional artwork is 90 cubic inches or smaller. All of the works on display will be available to purchase. 

We are also hosting Ian Bateson's vibrant digital art exhibition  Reflections, and Margaret Park's watercolour exhibition, Staycation.  All three exhibitions are on view from November 15 until December 19. 

The Festive Opening Reception will be held on November 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Come enjoy a glass of wine, live performances by Place des Arts music students, complimentary appetizers and plenty of art! This event is free and open to the public. 

Castoro de Oro Winery is our exclusive wine sponsor for our 2019/2020 exhibition openings.
Images: Susan Wallace, House with Balloons; Ian Bateson, It's in the stars [detail]Margaret Park, Snow Day [detail]
Teen Day is coming this month! Teen

On Sunday, November 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm we are holding our Youth Arts Council Teen Day! Get immersed in art and try activities created by teens, for teens. This is a great casual environment where youth can explore and be inspired by the arts. 

Participants, ages 13 - 17, will immerse themselves in four drop-in style art activities while enjoying music and snacks. 

Admission for Teen Day is free, but pre-registration is recommended. To ensure a spot click here at

Gather your household and attend Family Day at PdA  Family

For this fall Family Day on  November 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm , take in three new art exhibitions:  Pacific Splendor by Mat Holmstrom,  Capacity by koralee and  Character Building by Rose Kapp.  Then, participate in three drop-in style art activities based on the exhibitions to make your very own masterpieces!
  • Explore shape and colour and try your hand at creating a mixed media botanical masterpiece like Mat Holmstrom.
  • Get your hands messy with abstract finger-painting inspired by artist koralee.
  • Create a cartoon drawing of your own house like artist Rose Kapp - feel free to bring a photo for reference.
Find out about all our other concerts, pARTies and family events in our  2019/2020  Events, Performances and Exhibitions Guide
what's new? 
Reflections: A Seasonal Celebration of Arts and Heritage  Reflections  

From  November 15 - December 11 drop by Place des Arts and Mackin House for art activities that reflect the variety of cultures within our community. This year's theme is humour! Alongside the events above, there is :
Register at the links above and keep an eye out for more events in December, including our major lantern making, tea salon and storytelling event

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Our Christmas Boutique is around the corner! Artist
Find out more about participating artist Jeff Lowe.

Jeff Lowe has been practicing as a glassblower for 15 years. From creations like tumblers and plates to decorative pumpkins and colourful paperweights, he has worked to not only perfect his practice, but to create work that appeals to everyone. We interviewed Jeff to learn more about his work, artistic vision and inspirations. We are very excited to be hosting  Jeff's at our Christimas Boutique from November 12 - December 21, 2019 and year round in our Artisan Shop.

Read about him here and find out more about our Christmas Boutique!
Get into the holiday spirit with our Festive Felting pARTy next month!  party

  This adult-only event takes place on December 6 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Relax, socialize and learn the basics of wet felting from PdA faculty member, Catherine Dumaine . Enjoy some sweet and savoury bites and then take home your felted creation! This is a great way to get some tips and tricks from an expert and try out something new.

get informed
Our Online Auction is almost over! Place a bid today! 

Our fourth annual Online Fundraising Auction finishes tomorrow on November 2 at 9:00 pm. Place any last minute bids as soon as you can. We rely on this funding to provide arts program subsidies for under-served and in-need people in our community.

Place des Arts is grateful for the support of all donors to the 2019 fundraiser, including these major sponsors

Remembrance Day closure

We are closed for Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11, 2019 to commemorate those who have served their country. 
get out in the community
Things to do this November
Here are local community events this month

Person of Interest,  November 16 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Evergreen Cultural Centre is a comedy-drama about living next to neighbours from Hell. 

Photomotion, November 16, from 7:00 - 9:30 pm is the Pacific Digital Photography Club's slide and sound show of their members' work. 

Lights at Lafarge, starting  November 30, is a great way to kick off the holidays by looking at incredible light displays around Lafarge Lake. 
P.S. Stop by our booth to take part in some crafty fun and make a lantern.
what's funny?

Did you hear about the ship that ran aground carrying a cargo of red and black paints? The entire crew was marooned.

William Bishop (1918 - 1959)
American Actor

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