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Live mic impresario turns her attention to spring

Oh, my goodness. Spring is here! Both officially, by the book as it were, and in the world. The daffodils have stopped shivering from the coldest February on record, in this area, since records started being kept in 1937. Not only did the month see some frigid temperatures, but they persisted throughout the month. March ... Read More »

Where is the Arts Centre?

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council has launched a new series of banners along Dolphin St., between Inlet and Trail, in Sechelt. The banners represent the work of Sunshine Coast artists and features in this second year, eight different artists. Each banner is double sided with the work of two different artists. The “tail” which hangs ... Read More »

Calling craft vendors

The call for vendors for the 32nd Hackett Park Craft Fair is currently underway; the deadline is March 31. The fair has been a favourite of British Columbian artisans and both local and off-Coast visitors alike. The fair is held on August 17 and 18 to coincide with the popular Festival of the Written Arts. ... Read More »

Coast events March 21 – 31

March 21 Open mic, five minutes on gardening on the Coast, hosted by Janice Williams, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 7-9pm, by donation March 22 LGBTQ2 & Allies youth group meets, ages 12-24, Gibsons Public Library, 6-8:30pm March 22 Big Fancy, old-time music, Roberts Creek Legion, 8pm, members $8, guests $15 March 23 Community food bank ... Read More »

Quilt raffle

Keep an eye out for this queen-sized quilt which the SC Quilters Guild is raffling off.  It is a bargello pattern, assembled from 20 different fabrics, by the guild’s satellite group, Gone To Pieces. The quilt will be displayed over the next couple of months at malls, and at the guild’s “Spring on the Coast” ... Read More »

Syrian guitar quartet overcomes adversity to visit Coast

The Orontes Guitar Quartet will perform two sold out shows this weekend at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Gibsons. The classical guitar ensemble, featuring Orwa Al Sharaa, Gaby Al Botros, Nazir Salameh, and Mir Mahmoud, formed in 2015 and was based in Damascus. With the civil war raging in Syria, the four talented young musicians often ... Read More »

From Toronto to Gibsons: Tia Brazda

Jazz-pop songstress Tia Brazda makes her Gibsons debut at High Beam Dreams (350 Glassford Rd.) on Saturday, March 16 as part of her spring BC tour.  The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tia brings a fresh collection of songs from her new album “Daydream”, which ... Read More »

Play reading features junk

In “Nostalgia”, a comedy by local playwright David King, a junk dealer finds himself in possession of a stolen artwork, and is torn between collecting the reward and flipping it on the black market, when a mysterious woman shows up looking for an Edison era phonograph player on which she can hear a wax cylinder ... Read More »

Travel sketching workshop

Renowned Sunshine Coast watercolour artist Hiroshi Shimazaki describes himself as both a geographer and an “aspiring landscape painter”. He writes, “Geography and landscape painting share a common concern – the study of the relationship between people and environment.” It has been said that each of his paintings is not just of a place but a ... Read More »

Eight artists on the edge

A work by Diédra Goodwin, part of an exhibition by a group of eight Coast artists who call themselves “Edges” at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. The exhibition also features work by Frank Coldicott, Jillian King, Judy McLarty, Diane Miles, Elaine Seepish, Alison Taylor and Odette Venuti. The opening reception is March 17, 2-4pm. Photo ... Read More »

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