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...

Nov 10, 2020
Vancouver startup Hoovie prepares to launch world's first truly social cinema platform
Nathan Caddell

Before launching a company, many entrepreneurs have an aha moment when they realize a perfect product fit. In founding Hoovie, Fiona Rayher had three. The first came while she was distributing a 2015 documentary she wrote and co-directed, called Fractured Land.

Nov 4, 2020
Burnaby-based Teradici talks bringing the World Series to life, winning an Emmy
Nathan Caddell

Chances are you’re not super familiar with the name Teradici, but if you haven’t already consumed entertainment that the Burnaby-based company had a hand in creating, you probably will soon. Launched in 2004, Teradici has evolved over the years, but its core...

Oct 14, 2020
Splash Art Auction and Gala Open to the Public

BCBusiness + Arts Umbrella We’ve all been spending more time at home in recent months. And while home has always been our refuge, a place for family dinners and quiet evenings in, it’s now so much more than that. Home is the...

Aug 26, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: It’s been all quiet on set in film and TV
Alyssa Hirose

Lights, check. Camera, check. Action? It’s complicated. Most physical TV and movie production was suspended in March, leaving many of the 70,000 people who make up B.C.’s film industry in their own personal horror flick. Brightlight Pictures, a North Vancouver–based...

Jun 25, 2020
Local theatre companies face tough curtain call thanks to COVID-19
Alyssa Hirose

As pandemic precautions make isolation the new normal, the spotlight shines hot on businesses that generate revenue from bringing people together. The Arts Club, Canada’s largest nonprofit theatre company, has cancelled or postponed seven productions since March. Based in Vancouver...

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