We’re in the home stretch of winter (hopefully), and despite the temperature outside, there are still plenty of art and culture events to warm your creative spirit! Whether it’s with a modern retelling of an age-old Bard’s tale, or a dive into the local genealogical landscape put together via art and municipal archives, these are the events we’re hoping to keep inspired (and toasty) with this month.


Point of View: Altered Photographic Perspectives

Arts Whistler

February 1st – March 16th

Arts and Culture Events

Immerse yourself in an exploration of the visual realm, where reality takes a transformative leap through the lens of the artist. 18 Sea to Sky artists have skillfully altered original photographs using an array of mediums, including digital manipulation, fine art techniques, and collage. Each piece unveils an unexpected narrative, urging viewers to embrace the beauty found in unconventional perspectives.

4335 Blackcomb Way


Winter Arts Festival

February 22nd – 27th

Arts and Culture Events

The Winter Arts Festival is an interactive festival transforming Vancouver into an open-air gallery and celebration of art, lights, and entertainment including a licensed bar and free daily live entertainment. The festival seeks to light up our city and connect diverse communities through meaningful art and inclusive experiences that reflect its many stories and cultures.

Various Locations

Maura Doyle: Dear Universe

SFU Audain Gallery – Vancouver

January 19th – March 9th

Maura Doyle, Maternal Recoil, 2023. X-ray image of smoke-fired earthenware. Courtesy the artist.

Dear Universe traces a line through two decades of practice by the multi-dimensional artist Maura Doyle. Tethering together the exhibition’s works of sculpture, drawing, printed matter, video, and experimental writing, is Doyle’s attention to the inelegant, the easily overlooked, and the poetic possibilities lodged in day-to-day life.

149 W Hastings St

Jane Bronsch: New Works

Kurbatoff Art Gallery

February 1st – February 25th

“In today’s world, obsessed with speed and mass production, creating a hand made, one-of-a-kind visual form is my mission. When people say that my painting calms them down or takes them somewhere, there is no bigger compliment. The purpose of art is to take you away from what your swirling thoughts were a second ago, on a quick journey into an artist’s world of the imaginary. The process of creating an artwork is an incredible and fascinating ride we artists are forever thankful to have the potential to perform.” Jane Bronsch

2435 Granville Street


Roy Henry Vickers

Burnaby Art Gallery

February 2nd-April 21st

Arts and Culture Events
Image credit: Roy Henry Vickers, The Lighthouse, 1986, silkscreen on paper, 65.0 cm x 84.0 cm, City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, gift of Lawrence Burr 

Roy Henry Vickers, a distinguished Indigenous artist, has dedicated over six decades to the art of printmaking. Born in Lax̱g̱altsʼap (Greenville), he draws inspiration from traditional territories like Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en. Studying at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art, Vickers opened his gallery in Tofino in 1986. Globally recognized, his works are featured in public and private collections, and he has contributed to significant projects like YVR Airport. This exhibition delves into the heart of Vickers’ art, exploring the imagery and stories that shape his profound body of work.

6344 Deer Lake Ave

By Transit: From Metrotown Station, take the #110 Lougheed Station bus to the Burnaby City Hall bus loop, it’s a five min walk from there!

Kriss Munsya: Self-Made

Deer Lake Gallery

February 17th – March 23rd

Munsya’s photographs have a fantastical and comfortably absurd tone to them and act as reconstitutions of personal memory. The images have a cinematic and narrative feel in which the characters are obscured by layers of flowers or mirrored surfaces. The flowers are an archetypical subject in art history, while the mirrors are a device to reflect the viewer. The identity of the characters, surrogates for the artist himself, are being obscured by inherited paradigms and the viewers’ biases. In these images, the Self is an independent entity already in existence and yet still in the process of becoming.

6584 Deer Lake Ave

By Transit: From Metrotown Station, take the #144 SFU bus to Rowan Ave, it’s a 5-minute walk from there!

StrideFest 2024

Various locations

February 2nd – 10th

Meet StrideFest’s visual artists on an art walk, dance to live music at a Celtic kitchen party then unlock your creativity at an art demo or workshop. Discover engaging art installations, inspiring poetry displays and more. With accessible, free, family-friendly programming and exhibits, StrideFest is a colourful reminder that creativity is happening all around our city all year long.

New Westminster

Fusion Perspectives ~ A Collaborative Exhibition

Anvil Center, Community Art Gallery

January 29th – March 27th

‘Fusion Perspectives’ is a collaborative exhibition that features two distinct artistic styles and explores the synergy that arises when abstract representational mixed media illustration and photography intersect. Paul Newton’s photographs are renowned for their composition, ambiance, and ability to transport the viewer to faraway places. Victoria Mitchell’s paintings and illustrations blend elements of reality and imagination, utilizing intricacies which evoke emotions and narratives within her work.

777 Columbia Street


Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Fort Langley Community Hall

January 25th – February 4th

“If music be the food of love, play on!” Shakespeare’s classic love story of mistaken identity gets a modern twist this winter at Bard in the Valley! With live music, multi-media projections, and a host of colourful characters, this fun adaptation of Twelfth Night: Or What You Will seeks to answer the age-old question of “What is Love?”

9167 Glover Rd

Vancouver’s North Shore

Who’s Your Daddy?: Inherited Topographies and Other Familiar Accumulations

West Vancouver Art Museum

January 24th — March 2nd

This exhibition brings together genealogical and ecological materials that have been passed down in our community, as a means to trace questions and concerns over shared spatial orientations. Who’s Your Daddy? examines assumed origin points and related lineages that continue to influence current interpretations of local landscapes.

680 17th Street

By Transit: Take the #250 bus from West Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver on to Marine Drive and 17th Street. The arts gallery is under a five minute walk from the stop.

You Are Here 2024

Silk Purse Arts Centre

January 10th – February 4th

‘Lynn Creek Diving Rock, 30ft Pool’ Alfonso Tejada

Original artwork from the 2024 You Are Here calendar featuring beautiful scenes & stories of the North Shore by 12 local artists in a variety of styles & media.

1570 Argyle Ave

By Transit: Bus: 250, 257

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