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Coastal Sound Children’s Choir has been a part of the cultural fabric of our area for the past 26 years.
Posted Date: December 11, 2014
Mayor Clay had the pleasure of visiting Heritage Mountain Elementary to meet with a group of school children that were busy drawing on some “special” brown paper bags.
Posted Date: December 10, 2014
The City of Port Moody is seeking a professional artist or artist team to design a vehicle wrap for the City’s newest waste collection truck.
Posted Date: December 01, 2014
Art at Council for November 25 features a stained glass lamp by Margret Billings.
Posted Date: November 26, 2014
The City of Port Moody is currently seeking individuals interested in participating in the public art selection process. Complete an online application to become part of the jury selection pool.
Posted Date: November 20, 2014
Last week at the 9th Annual Spike Business Awards the Gallery Bistro was the winner in the Arts in Business category. Owners, Helen and Rainer Daniels were on hand to accept the award.
Posted Date: October 31, 2014
Port Moody resident Nikki Bryce was the Oct. 28, 2014 featured artist for Art at Council. Her painting is called Breathless in Alberta: The Blue Jewel.
Posted Date: October 29, 2014
Call for Submissions: Winter Treasures | The Fine Art of Holiday Giving from November 20 - December 18, 2014. NEW Deadline for Applications: Monday, November 3. Call for Entry: 2015 Wearable Art Awards (apply by November 15th)
Posted Date: October 28, 2014
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking applications to create artwork that recognizes the tribal peoples of this region, and reflects the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. This project is part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. There are no preconceptions of what this artwork can be; the artist/artist team will investigate sites and develop a permanent artwork that acknowledges both the history and current presence of local tribes. The artwork could take the form of placemaking, sculptures, carvings, or site enhancements; it can be a singular element, a series of pieces, spaces for gathering and storytelling; and two or three dimensional. The deadline is 11 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).
Posted Date: October 21, 2014
October 14, 2014 Art at Council is a set of three abstract paintings by local artist and art teacher, Kimberly Blackstock.
Posted Date: October 15, 2014
Over the last few years the festival has enjoyed great success and you are invited to become a part of this engaging and rewarding board!
Posted Date: October 08, 2014
The Recycling Council of British Colubmbia's (RCBCO) is proud to announce the return of Trailer Trashed - the environmental short film competition that harnesses the public's creativity to encourage others to reduce waste & recycle. Love movie trailers? Here's your chance to create an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining trailer to spread awareness and win cash prizes! Register today!
Posted Date: October 07, 2014
Art at council featured a skit from the Venosta Variety Hour, a radio show that will be presented during Culture Days at the end of this month. Culture Days, now in its 5th year, is a national 3-day celebration of all things arts and culture.
Posted Date: September 10, 2014
The Port Moody Arts Centre are offering half-day and full-day strike art camps for the duration of the strikes with 100% refunds for any unused dates. Join two half days to make a full day camp including a supervised lunch at the park. Read more for full listing of strike art camps.
Posted Date: September 02, 2014
The Port Moody Library still has wall space available for local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information and provide an exhibit title.
Posted Date: August 19, 2014
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) seeks an artist or artists' team to create an artwork or artworks for the New Central Library in Calgary, Alberta. CMLC encourages all locally, nationally and internationally qualified artist and artists' teams to apply. The public art design will beautify, enliven and activate various spaces within the new public library complex. The successful artist/artists' team will work with CMLC and the design firm Snøhetta|DIALOG to determine the best location for public art within the library complex. The Request for Qualifications closing date is September 15, 2014.
Posted Date: August 11, 2014
Culture Days takes place September 26-28 nationwide. Here in the Tri-Cities, Inlet Theatre , Port Moody Arts Centre, Leigh Square, Evergreen Cultural Centre, and Place Des Arts are all offering free, hands-on Culture Days activities for the public to learn about arts and culture in their community. If you are an artist or community organization in the Tri-Cities already offering free Culture Days activities to the public that weekend, you can have a chance to be included in the Tri-Cities Culture Days brochure.
Posted Date: July 31, 2014
The Port Moody Arts Centre invites artists in all media to explore themes in their work that would appeal to children. The call, titled Art 4 Life, is an exhibition of artwork for children created by adults. The call is for a multi-artist exhibition of 2D and 3D artwork, and participatory features that are geared to a young audience (under 9 years). The purpose of the exhibition and the related events is to inspire and engage children and encourage art appreciation and participation, so that art becomes a lifelong journey. The exhibition is scheduled for October 16 – November 13, 2014. The deadline is August 29, 2014 by 5 pm.
Posted Date: July 31, 2014
July 22 Art at Council is Large Vessel, comes to us from Pauline Doyle who has been creating and teaching ceramic arts for 15 years in the Metro Vancouver area
Posted Date: July 23, 2014
The 2014 Tri-Cities Got Talent competition took place this past Canada Day long weekend during Golden Spike Days. Among the participants was newcomer Elizabeth Irving in her very first competition. There were a lot of amazing performances and the top prize went to Elizabeth.
Posted Date: July 09, 2014
Join us once a month to work on your submission for the City of Port Moody’s Street Banner designs as we open one of our studios for the day to public art. This year’s theme is Flora and Fauna Native to Port Moody. Participation does not guarantee selection. This is a non-instructed drop-in community event, all ages, and by donation.
Posted Date: July 02, 2014
The Golden Spike Can Can Dancers were established in 1977 and is sponsored by the Pleasantside Community Association.
Posted Date: June 25, 2014
For the second year in a row, the City is hosting a community parade that is a celebration of the creativity and community spirit that exists within Port Moody.
Posted Date: June 11, 2014
2015 marks the 12th year of Port Moody’s community banner program and the members of Port Moody’s Arts & Culture committee have chosen Flora and Fauna Native to Port Moody as the theme for the hand-painted community banners.
Posted Date: June 09, 2014
Every two years the City of Port Moody seeks an artist to design a printed street banner that is displayed on the streets of Port Moody for two summer seasons. As Port Moody’s geographical area and moderate climate make the area a very habitable place to a wide range of flora and fauna, the City’s Arts & Culture Committee has chosen Flora and Fauna Native to Port Moody as the theme for the 2015 and 2016 artist designed banner displays.
Posted Date: June 09, 2014
Art at Council for May 27, 2014 - Out of the Swamp: Our Hope for the Future.
Posted Date: May 27, 2014
Art at Council May 13, 204 paid special tribute to the life and artistic talents of Tuk Caldwell. His recent passing, on April 16th, has saddened many of us in the community.
Posted Date: May 14, 2014
Calling all buskers! Participate in this year's Buskathon at Rocky Point Park on Saturday, May 31 from 11am to 6pm. Send a Youtube submission to
Posted Date: May 13, 2014
What is the Wearable Art Awards? The Wearable Art Awards is not a fashion show, it is a multi-media performance where the human body becomes a living, breathing, moving canvas. The Port Moody Arts Centre is asking artists to go deep into their imagination to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion. The application deadline is November 15, 2014.
Posted Date: May 01, 2014
The Arts Centre is seeking applications for volunteer board members for a two-year term beginning May 27, 2014. To apply please email expression of interest and resume to Bruce Campbell, Executive Director by 5pm on May 12, 2014.
Posted Date: April 29, 2014
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