After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!


Halloween fun with Here Be Monsters Festival High Wire

Here Be Monsters Festival 2010 running Thursday, October 28th to Sunday, October 31st at Performance Works, Granville Island has over 80 participants and different programming each night for Halloween

Masala Picks for Sep 30 - Oct 3: Drift | VIFF | South Asian Flood Relief + Much More!!

Konnichiwa Vancity Peeps!! In this EoM / VO edition of offbeat event listings we have two big festivals to highlight with many honorable mention events. Unfortunately I have to be in Regina this...

Tom Carter: Painter

Had a bomb not exploded in the lobby of the Pantages Theatre in 1933, and sent the box office grille through the front window of the Vancouver Café across the street, Tom Carter might never have...

Flow, a Vancouver public art piece, is named one of best in North America

Flow, a photo/media-based permanent piece installed at the new Mount Pleasant Community Centre, has been named one of the best public artworks in North America.

Suspected murder victim painted social commentary and realism from a bluff on Cortes Island

Occasionally, his paintings contained figures that resembled other islanders. The depictions weren't flattering. Others exuded Stefano Savioli's love of his subjects.  All of his paintings...

A new remedy for ADD, ADHD, and apathy

Most cultural progress is led by people who disobey societal norms. In order to thrive in school, you have to obey, memorize and regurgitate. If students speak out of turn or express themselves...

Get inspired at SPOKED! Bicycle Arts Celebration this weekend

SPOKED! is a celebration that uses the bicycle as a catalyst for creativity. Inspired films, art and music.

Melanie Kobayashi: underground painter

Paintings everywhere—on the floor, on the wall, hanging in sheets on a rack. Big paintings—one of them nearly 12 feet long. And I’m jealous.

Vancouver Kids Use Shirts as a Medium for Their Art

The freshest creativity that I witness amongst my friends and the kids I work with seems to diverge from mainstream structures. Unfortunately, when kids get innovative in "alternative" ways, there is...