Arts District

First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Vancouver

The weather’s turning cool and rainy, pumpkin spice everything is out in full force, and it’s time to think about Halloween costumes and spooktacular fun. Downtown Vancouver is getting into the act with a frighteningly good First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

Downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalks are a relaxed way to check out what’s happening in downtown’s new Arts District, because it’s growing like crazy, with new places opening almost every month. Savor a romantic autumn evening, hang out with friends, or bring your family to enjoy (and maybe purchase!) great art: everything from paintings to jewelry to fiber art, sculptures, ceramics and more. Every art gallery showcases something special, offering live music and refreshments and a chance to meet the artists themselves.

Check out Vancouver’s Downtown Association monthly Hot Sheet for a walking map outlining all the First Friday options: galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, taprooms, boutiques, cocktail lounges and coffeehouses will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. and filled with artists displaying, talking about, and selling their one-of-kind works. Lots of places will offer live music and refreshments, or discounts on merchandise. And there’s always something new to try: new craft beer, new eats, and new sights. For more information about events and happenings in downtown Vancouver, check out vdausa.org.

First Friday in the Couve

The weather’s turning cool and rainy, pumpkin spice everything is out in full force, and it’s time to think about Halloween costumes and spooktacular fun. Downtown Vancouver is getting into the act with a frighteningly good First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

Downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalks are a relaxed way to check out what’s happening in downtown’s new Arts District, because it’s growing like crazy, with new places opening almost every month. Savor a romantic autumn evening, hang out with friends, or bring your family to enjoy (and maybe purchase!) great art: everything from paintings to jewelry to fiber art, sculptures, ceramics and more. Every art gallery showcases something special, offering live music and refreshments and a chance to meet the artists themselves.

Check out Vancouver’s Downtown Association monthly Hot Sheet for a walking map outlining all the First Friday options: galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, taprooms, boutiques, cocktail lounges and coffeehouses will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. and filled with artists displaying, talking about, and selling their one-of-kind works. Lots of places will offer live music and refreshments, or discounts on merchandise. And there’s always something new to try: new craft beer, new eats, and new sights. For more information about events and happenings in downtown Vancouver, check out vdausa.org.

Above image: an artful selection of tantalizing martinis at Top Shelf Cocktail & Martini Bar on Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Which one will you try?

First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Vancouver

The kids are back at school and fall is in the air…and Friday, Sept. 2, will be a great evening to celebrate the change from summer to autumn and to enjoy the last of the season’s sunshine in the Couve’s beautiful downtown. Downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalks are a relaxed way to check out what’s happening in downtown’s new Arts District, because it’s growing like crazy, with new places opening almost every month. Savor a romantic evening, hang out with friends, or bring your family to enjoying great art and maybe a surprise or two.

Check out Vancouver’s Downtown Association monthly Hot Sheet for a walking map outlining all the First Friday options: galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, taprooms, boutiques, cocktail lounges and coffeehouses will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. and filled with artists displaying, talking about, and selling their one-of-kind works. Lots of places will offer live music and refreshments, or discounts on merchandise. And there’s always something new to try: new craft beer, new eats, and new sights. For more information about events and happenings in downtown Vancouver, check out vdausa.org.

First Friday in the Couve

The kids are back at school and fall is in the air…and Friday, Sept. 2, will be a great evening to celebrate the change from summer to autumn and to enjoy the last of the season’s sunshine in the Couve’s beautiful downtown. Downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalks are a relaxed way to check out what’s happening in downtown’s new Arts District, because it’s growing like crazy, with new places opening almost every month. Savor a romantic evening, hang out with friends, or bring your family to enjoying great art and maybe a surprise or two.

Check out Vancouver’s Downtown Association monthly Hot Sheet for a walking map outlining all the First Friday options: galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, taprooms, boutiques, cocktail lounges and coffeehouses will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. and filled with artists displaying, talking about, and selling their one-of-kind works. Lots of places will offer live music and refreshments, or discounts on merchandise. And there’s always something new to try: new craft beer, new eats, and new sights. For more information about events and happenings in downtown Vancouver, check out vdausa.org.

Above image: “Columbia River Viewpoint,” oil on canvas by Oleg Ulitskiy, whose works can be seen as part of the “Northwest Colors” exhibit at Art on the Boulevard, Sept. 2 through Oct. 29.

First Friday: Takin’ it to the Streets

The best day of the month in downtown Vancouver is First Friday, and this month, Vancouver shops, restaurants and galleries are takin’ it to the streets with a special summertime First Friday Artwalk, happening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, all around downtown Vancouver. The city center will be filled with great art, great food, great beer, wine and cocktails—an inspiration to enjoy the sultry summer evening. Vancouver’s Downtown Association hosts this monthly event, and provides a walking map so you can plan your evening and a printable “hot sheet” so you can see what’s happening where. Or, you can simply peruse the list below; each item is linked to a page on Vancouver’s Downtown Association website offering more details about each location.