February 2022 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

This month at Place des Arts we are bringing back our family day event and our adult-only art nights!

Find out more and register below for our free Family Day, or if you are 19+ and want a night out with friends, join our party@PdA, Campfire Art and Coffees. If tickets sell out, we have two more parties and classic concerts coming up! View all our events here.

In January, we complied this fantastic list of skills you can develop by taking part in the arts! If you are looking to develop specific skills, view the article under our get inspired section and see what discipline would be great for you!

Happy early Valentine's Day! Make time for those you love in your life,

Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
what's on
We are excited to welcome back our Family Days this month!
For the past two years, we've not been able to hold our drop-in Family Day events. This Sunday, February 6, we are happy to announce they are coming back, but they look a little different.
Register here for one of the two sessions times:
Session 1: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Session 2: 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Tour our exhibitions, then create your own masterpiece based on the content and mediums in the exhibitions.
Visit our exhibitions on until March
Place des Arts’ January exhibitions include artwork from promising SD43 art students, fairytale-style photography and intriguing portraits of women:

To view our exhibitions, please call and book an appointment.
what's new?
Adult-only event: Campfire Art and Coffees
On February 11 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, enjoy an evening of cozy artmaking to warm up your winter! Visual arts instructor Cara Bain will guide you through a campfire painting from beginning to end to ignite your creativity. In the comfortable setting of Place des Arts, drink scrumptious coffees, socialize in a relaxed environment and paint the evening away! No experience is necessary.

Tickets are $26/person or 2 for $42 (+ GST)

No-host cash bar available with a selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.

Buy tickets online here or by phone at 604.664.1636.

Please note: Place des Arts will be operating in accordance with the most recent Provincial Health Order (PHO). Please familiarize yourself with our safety plan and keep track of the changes from the British Columbia website here before purchasing tickets, as proof of vaccination and masks may be a mandatory requirement. Place des Arts will do our best to inform you of any changes.
get inspired
The Benefits of the Arts
Throughout our nearly 50 years as a premiere arts organization, we have seen how our classes have impacted our students in so many positive ways.

By participating in the arts, you can develop many important skills and attributes that can benefit all aspects of your life.

Read about the many ways the arts can impact development, and some additional skills you can gain in each discipline!
get informed
Closed for Family Day
We will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, for BC Family Day.
Event Cancellations and Postponements
Due to the worsening conditions of COVID-19 we are:
  • Postponing our January Exhibition Opening Reception (Jan 21)
  • Cancelling our North Shore Celtic Ensemble Workshop (Jan 30)
  • Cancelling our upcoming Janina Russell & Mr. I’s Musical Rainbow Valentine’s Concert (Feb 13)

Thank you for your support, as things continue to change.
Congratulations to our Fall Survey Winner!
Congratulations to Nataly Majdanac. Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey!

We will be crediting their account with $75.
in the community
VMF Winter Arts
February 11 - February 27, 2022 | Various Times and Locations
This is a free outdoor festival transforming downtown Vancouver into an open-air gallery and celebration featuring Augmented Reality (AR) art, light installations and live entertainment. VMF Winter Arts is designed to inspire joy and creativity, connect communities, encourage outdoor activity, and support local businesses and artists, while enabling social distancing and a safe, welcoming outdoor space for all.

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Until February 14, 2022 | Restaurants and Cafes throughout Vancouver
Enjoy a warm cup of cocoa this month! There are so many fantastic and unique options from a variety of cafes around Vancouver. This year there are 39 participants and 87 different types of hot chocolate to choose from! I'll be grabbing a few over this month.
All drinks will be available as takeout.
transformation inspiration

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”