Arts

Oct 19, 2021
New documentary series dives into B.C.’s untold history
Nathan Caddell

Before starting his latest project, Kevin Eastwood thought he was headed for some lighter fare. After all, the writer/director had just finished working on the documentaries After the Sirens and Humboldt: The New Season in consecutive years. So when he took on writing and directing duties on the Knowledge Network limited documentary series British Columbia: An...

Sep 27, 2021
Famed B.C. architect Arthur Erickson created this landmark office building. Now it bears his name
By the Editors

At BCBusiness, we get invited to a lot of events. Until now, we couldn’t say we’d attended one that finished with a light show on the face of an architectural landmark. That was the scene last Thursday evening when a crowd...

Sep 14, 2021
10 years in, the firsts keep coming for Vancouver music label Monstercat
Nathan Caddell

“I feel good about it,” Mike Darlington says about throwing a massive block party this weekend (Saturday, September 18). Monstercat Compound started five years ago as a bash in the eponymous electronic music label’s Vancouver parking lot. It’s grown into what is essentially...

Jul 16, 2021
10 Vancouver-area art shows to feast your eyes on this summer
Saphiya Zerrouk

With B.C. in Step 3 of its restart, it’s a great time to plan some culture into your summer. Whether you grab some friends or go solo, these local exhibitions include work by a wide variety of artists from B.C.

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Meg O’Hara carved out a niche as the go-to painter for the North American ski industry
Nick Rockel

Life Story: When Meg O’Hara was 16, she sold her first painting for $100—to her late grandmother, after whom she’s named. “It was the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me,” recalls O’Hara, who grew up in Toronto in...

Jun 28, 2021
Immersive art finds a permanent home—in Tsawwassen
Michael McCullough

If Imagine Van Gogh at the Vancouver Convention Centre whetted your appetite for the new style of “immersive” projected art show, get ready for a whole series of such attractions rotating in a semi-permanent exhibition space—and it all comes with free...

Jun 16, 2021
Meet the Vancouver company making it easier to buy and sell NFTs
Nathan Caddell

The whole idea of non-fungible tokens can be hard to wrap your head around, let alone the thought of designing or purchasing one. Enter CoinOS, a Vancouver company that recently launched a white-label NFT marketplace designed to make it easy...

Apr 27, 2021
After Hours: The photography of food and Vancouver's official town fool
By the Editors

Food for Thought We’re guessing that, like us, you’ve found good eating a welcome diversion during the pandemic. North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery feeds that appetite by serving up Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, the Canadian premiere...

Apr 26, 2021
How two Langley musicians went from jamming in the basement to running a full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

The early days of Spotify were wild, at least if you were Andrew Dixon and Conan Karpinski. It was 2013, and the pair had been jamming (with friends Dallyn Hunt and Tim Morrison) under different band names for a few...

Feb 12, 2021
Arts Umbrella’s massive Granville Island expansion nears fundraising goal
Nathan Caddell

Now is a tenuous moment to undertake a huge business expansion, but for Arts Umbrella president and CEO Paul Larocque, it’s been a long time coming. The nonprofit arts education centre has been a Lower Mainland fixture since it opened in 1979 to 45 students in...

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