Late Nite Art 29 at Gesamtkunstwerk

Photos courtesy of Yashar Nijati

On May 31, Julien Thomas and Yashar Nijati present a very special edition Late Nite Art #29. For the first time ever, Late Nite Art is inviting back alumni artists in residence for a stellar line up of seven local artists, each leading a table of fifteen guests for one-night-only dinner and art party.

And it’s all happening inside the Beach District’s beautiful Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition space.

For this special edition Late Nite Art is proud to welcome artists in residence Jamie Smith, Rachael Ashe, Zack Embree, Rup Sidhu, David McLeish, Sarah Clement, Sean Karemaker.

Each artist will be the facilitator, leading intimate groups through an evening of experimental art making. They expect over 100 guests, for the most engaging dinner party you have ever been to. There is nothing quite like Late Nite Art in Vancouver; you will share amazing food, get your hands dirty, and make new friends.

Through experimental art making, fresh local food, and gratuitous beats, Late Nite Art brings the community together in a fun social art experience to share conversation, art, food and drinks. A host, a chef, and a select group of artists, combine forces to create an intimate socially conducive environment and produce an engaging and highly entertaining night.

The fun-filled evening starts with dinner. Guests share a carefully curated charcuterie board with a friend, but get this; it must be a friend they just met. Through sharing food, guests quickly make new friends, opening them up for the explorative art party that follows. Seven long-tables are covered with drawing paper and art supplies straight out of grade school. Each artist in residence leads a group through the hands-on experience as creativity spills from the heart and mind and is left on the table for everyone to share.

Following the inception of Late Nite Art in 2011, founder Julien Thomas continues to create community gathering spaces through his signature events, and public art instillations. Through each project as a social artist, Julien creates highly engaging environments for participants to interact with and form new connections.

Yashar is a pop-up activator as the director of Chinatown Experiment, having hosted over 50 pop-ups over the last two years. He is also owner of local food start-up Yummus Hummus. He puts his passion for food and pop-ups together as co-producer of Late Nite Art.

For a taste of what to expect, here is the menu from the last Late Nite Art:

  • Nelson the Seagull Bread
  • Oyama Sausage *vegetarian option: wild mushroom paté
  • Les Amis du Fromage Cheese
  • Yummus Smoked Hummus

  • Moroccan tomato jam
  • Salade frisée with tahini Champagne vinegar pearl onions
  • Pickled turnip and beets Roasted medjool dates, olive oil, sea salt
  • Olives, caper berries
  • Turkish delight


  • Yoghurt Mousse with walnut nougatine and rasberry blossom honey

You can read about the full event and get your tickets here.

Late Nite Art vol.29
May 31, 2014 7:30pm
Gesamtkuntswerk, 1460 Howe Street

Tickets are $35 including the workshop, dinner, tax, and tip. Get yours here:

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