Art in the Family!

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At Place des Arts, art is a family affair!

Doing art together as a family is a great bonding experience that can inspire deeper communication, get our  imaginations imagining and provide lots of stimulating, creative fun!

This season, Place des Arts invites families to a variety of free, art-filled events designed for all ages. Our ever-popular Family Day at PdA is back, including our family day for the holidays, a multicultural celebration of light we call A Lantern Affair.

Admission for all our Art in the Family events is free!

Family Day at PdA!

Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or art mediums of the exhibiting artists.

Admission is free!
Please register online at so we know how many to expect.

Upcoming Family Day Schedule

Sunday, April 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Featuring a Concert by Senior Place des Arts Music Students

The rain may seem like a drag, but the trees love it! Celebrate the oncoming blooming season with 20 Trees, 20 Ways, 20 Weeks by photographer and multimedia artist Mark Bowen. Then view Contemplation of Forces by painter Moira Calder and Colour is Life by ceramic artist Sohreh Sachs. Then complete three art activities based on the exhibitions and attend our annual senior students concert starting at 3pm.

  • Build your own totem artwork based on the works of Shohreh Sachs;
  • Create beautiful multimedia tree artworks, using old buttons as leaves and flowers;
  • Craft a fish sculpture from cardboard, drawing inspiration from the design elements of Shohreh Sachs’ ceramic sculptures.

Thanks to Vancity for supporting Family Day!

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  • An artist says . . .

    Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. 

    ~Pablo Picasso

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