September 2018 at Place des Arts
Home to our arts community
It's back to class! Are you excited to revisit your artistic practice this season or learn something new? We're certainly excited to welcome you back.

We're kicking off our 2018/19 season with the launch of a sparkling new website mid-month to match our new brand. The site will not only be lovely to look at, but will also provide greater ease of navigation and functionality.

This month, we're also hosting our first pARTy@PdA of the season,  launching our 2018/19 exhibitions season and celebrating BC Culture Days at our September 30 Family Day.

Mark your calendar: September - June classes and private lessons start as of September 5, while our fall session classes start the week of September 16.

Still haven't register for a class? It's not too late! We're sure you'll find something inspiring in our 2018-2019 Program Guide, so check it out and register for a fall filled with creative fun.

See you soon!
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator, Place des Arts

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what's on? 
Adults! Come Paint with your Pooch
Join us for our first pARTy@PdA of the season: PAWcasso! Grab your pooch and create a painted keepsake together while enjoying yummy appetizers and, perhaps, a little inspiration from the bar. 
Find out all you need to know and get tickets here.

As with all our adult-only pARTies, food and supplies are included in the ticket price. At the PAWcasso bar, you'll be able to purchase Mimosas, Caesars, beer, wine or soft drinks.
familyday Celebrate Culture Days at Family Day!
We're kicking off our season of Family Day at PdA on Sunday, September 30 by celebrating BC Culture Days. Gather up the clan and join us for this free, art-filled event designed for all ages to engage in art.
what's new? 
2018/2019 Exhibition Season Kicks Off
Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine! Our first round of exhibitions for the new season opens with a free, public reception on Friday, September 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  
Join us to view Jay Lyonns The Forgotten City, Dorothy Doherty's Exploring Form in Paint and Clay and a special exhibition by School District 43 art teachers.  
So You Think You Can't . . . ?
We think you can! Are you one of those people who would love to explore the visual arts but think you just don't have what it takes? We're here to dispel that notion! 
Teacher Dawn Livera knows that with the right training, tools and attitude everyone can make art, and she is setting out to prove it in her new fall, winter and spring mini-session classes for adults 18+.  
  • So You think You Can't Make Art? September 19 - October 24, 6:45 - 8:45pm
  • So You Think You Can't Paint? January 23 - February 27, 6:45 - 8:45pm
  • So You Think You Can't Draw? April 24 - May 29, 6:45 - 8:45pm
get inspired
Here's a Face You'll Recognize!
If you've spent any time at Place des Arts over the past two decades, you've likely seen or spoken to our lovely Tania Deisinger. Tania is our Registration Coordinator/Financial Assistant, and she knows more about Place des Arts than just about anyone, having been a fixture at the centre for 22 years.

We had a chat with Tania and learned some wonderful details about her tenure here at Place des Arts!

get informed
Save the Date for our Online Fundraiser!
From October 20 at 9:00 am to November 3 at 9:00 pm, you can support Place des Arts by bidding on our third annual online fundraising auction. 
We will use the funds raised to provide program subsidies for low-income families in our community, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of arts education just like the rest of us.
Sneak Peek! For our newsletter readers' eyes only, here is a sneak peek at a few of the fabulous items we'll be auctioning off:    
  • $1500.00 travel credit applicable to any trip on board VIA Rail
  • 2 x 2019 Festival Passes to the Vancouver International Film Festival
  • An Airwalk Hoverboard donated by Canadian Tire
  • A one-night stay in a studio suite + breakfast for 2 at the Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
  • 2 x tickets for Vancouver Opera's La Boheme
Keep your eyes peeled on the auction site, as we'll be adding many exciting items over the next few weeks for you to bid on. 
Call for Artists: Positively Petite Exhibition
Each year in November and December, our Atrium is filled with an abundance of artworks small and beautiful.
If you're a local artist who enjoys working in miniature, now's the time to apply to have your artwork showcased and sold in our annual Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition.

get out in the community
Culture Days in the Tri-Cities
The annual Culture Days celebrations take place the weekend of September 28, 29, 30, and there are lots of ways to get involved in the Tri-Cities.

Along with our own Family Day at PdA, our neighbours at Mackin House are offering hands-on activities and a tour of their exhibit, Heirlooms & Treasures.

Up at Dogwood Pavillion, you can try Bhangra Dancing or dabble in drawing or painting, and at Port Moody Arts Centre, you can "Build a beat!" in their music makerspace.

Check out what's on in your neighbourhood for BC Culture Days and explore the arts and cultural life of your community.

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