November 2020 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

As November rolls around, it's hard to believe that 2020 is almost over! The holiday season is kicking off and Place des Arts has many things going on to keep you entertained during the long nights.

Our next session classes begin in early November so register today to engage in the arts! Find a list of classes with spots available below.

We are excited for the return of our popular annual Positively Petite miniature exhibition opening November 13, as well as our Christmas Boutique starting on November 12. This year, the Christmas Boutique and Positively Petite will also be viewable online! Find out more about these events below.

Wishing you a fruitful November,

Aurora van Roon,
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Fall Session Classes still have spots available!
We have 6-8 week classes running from early November-December in the arts for all ages!

Register at the links below. All online classes will be conducted through Zoom.
Dance & Movement
Visual Arts
Almost all of our visual arts classes are offered online and in-person. Check our website for full details.
what's new?
Our 31st Positively Petite Annual Miniature Exhibition opens
Left to Right: Illuminated Shell by Christi York; Autumn Awakened [detail] by Christine Yurchuk; Weed Pot 1 by Desmond Wilson
From November 13 to December 17, 2020 you can view our Positively Petite Annual Miniature Exhibition online here and in-person in our Atrium.

This annual exhibition unique to Place des Arts showcases miniature artwork created by local artists. All two-dimensional artwork on exhibit is 30 square inches or smaller and all three-dimensional artwork is 60 cubic inches or smaller.

This years’ show features various mediums including painting, ceramics, fibre arts, collage, mixed media and photography from 37 local artists.

The quality handmade pieces in this exhibition make truly unique gifts for the art lover on your list or those you want to introduce to the beautiful world of art this holiday season. All purchases support cultural programming at Place des Arts and the exhibiting artists.

We welcome individual or small group visits to our exhibition spaces by appointment. Please call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to your visit.

Sale of Positively Petite Artworks
The sale of artwork begins at 9:00am on November 13, 2020 in-person or by phone. Artwork cannot be reserved in advance; sales are on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person purchases will take priority over phone purchases. WhenIf making purchases by phone, clients must be prepared with the artist name, artwork number, title and sale price.

Starting at 9:00am on Friday, November 20, 2020 you can request to pick-up purchased artwork from a PdA staff member. Artwork will remain on display for the first week of the exhibition to give visitors a chance to enjoy the exhibition in its entirety.
Our Christmas Boutique is on!
From November 12 to December 17, 2020 join us for our Christmas Boutique. Items will be available at our facility, but also online! You can view new items starting on November 13 and order by phone for pick-up in our facility.

We have a selection of homewares, clothing and accessories, jewellery, skincare, cards and seasonal gifts!

get inspired
Hear artist Lyn Tretiak discuss Rural Ukraine Today
Last month we hosted Lyn Tretiak's exhibition, Rural Ukraine Today. These paintings come from the artist’s deep love for Ukraine, a country she frequently visits and the changing cultural landscape.

Hear Lyn share stories of two of the subjects of her exhibition, Roman and Hanna, her experiences in Ukraine and insights on her artwork in the videos below!
get informed
Remembrance Day Closure
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Place des Arts will be closed.

get out in the community (socially distanced edition)
Fly Like Santa at FlyOver Canada from November 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021. After meeting some of Santa's elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you'll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves.
Art and Belonging
“Home is where you go when you run out of homes.”

John LeCarré
British Author