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There are lots of sketching opportunities at the River Market in New West: river views, the market, boats, and lots of indoor areas in case of rain. Let’s meet at the Tin Soldier at 10:00am, and return at 12:00pm to share our sketches. Bring your sketching kit. Getting there: - By transit, the River Market is a short walk south of New Westminster Skytrain Station. - By car, there is the East Parking Lot (between Fraser River Discover Centre and Westminster Pier Park). It looks like there is free 3-hour parking on weekends, though I've never parked there myself. There is more parking info here: http://rivermarket.ca/parking
Meet at 12 noon outside on the locomotive turntable at the community centre, near the corner of Davie and Pacific. Bring your own drawing supplies. Everyone welcome. No instruction, no demos, no lectures. If it rains we will be inside the community centre. Say hello, go and draw for two hours and return at 2pm to share our experiences and drawings. Lots to draw within a few blocks. Food, coffee, washrooms, skytrain all nearby. Let's go for coffee after.
Let's sketch at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver next to picturesque Ambleside Park on the seashore. Admission is free to most attractions and there will be art for sale, demos, music, food, beverages, and all the amenities. Bring a sunhat, sunscreen, or an umbrella depending on the weather, and of course, your usual sketching supplies including something to sit upon if required. We will meet at 12 noon at the Ferry Building Gallery which is also where we will meet at 2 pm. Parking is at a premium so it is advisable to take transit and your choice of buses is as follows: 250, 251, 257. Get off at 14th Street, go south to Argyle Street and the lovely Ferry Building Gallery is on the corner at 1414 Argyle Street. The Translink Trip Planner can be found at https://tripplanning.translink.ca/. The festival is from August 2 to 11. For more information on the festival visit https://www.harmonyarts.ca/. This festival is really good!
The annual Powell Street Festival is Vancouver's biggest Japanese-Canadian celebration. Lots of demos of dancing, music and martial arts; tables and booths of craft and food vendors. Lots of food. A busy area covering three blocks. There are also some heritage houses and pre-war commercial buildings nearby. This year, for the first time, the festival will not be IN Oppenheimer Park itself, to avoid displacing local users, but use the streets along the east of it and to the north. Many venues are being relocated along Alexander Street (north and parallel to Powell) further west than previous years to Gore. That's where the main stage will now be (so this photo scene may not happen again). Here's the weekend's schedule and map: http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Program_2019_Final.pdf Two blocks from Hastings Street where the 14, 16, 20 buses run. Buses 4 and 7 go right along Powell. There's a stop across the street. We'll meet at the north-east corner of Oppenheimer Park, hopefully under the shade of some trees, across Jackson Street from the Buddhist Temple. It could be hot. Bring sunscreen, hat, water bottle (they have filling stations), as well as your usual art supplies. No, don't bring your usual art supplies - try something new!