Fun with the Family!

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At Place des Arts, art is a family affair!

Doing or experiencing 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!

Family Day at PdA

During our 2018/2019 season, four Family Days at PdA are set to get the whole family immersed in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or art mediums of the exhibiting artists.

Admission is free! Please register online via the links below so we can plan for numbers.

2018-2019 Family Day Schedule



Visit Place des Arts for a special edition of Family Day as part of BC Culture Days! Start your afternoon with a self-guided tour of four exhibitions: Exploring Form in Paint and Clay by Dorothy Doherty, The Forgotten City by Jay Lyonns, an exhibition by the Coquitlam Art Teachers of School District 43 and a pop-up fibre arts exhibition The Fabric of Our Lives by the Coquitlam Weavers Guild.

Then get creative with four drop-in, exhibition-related art activities:

  • Take inspiration from Dorothy Doherty and create your own mixed-media abstract paintings
  • Explore how to make forms from clay like artist Dorothy Doherty
  • Design a "neon" sign like those in the exhibition The Forgotten City by artist Jay Lyonns
  • Check out The Fabric of our Lives then join Catherine Dumaine of the Coquitlam Weavers Guild to make your own hand-spun project

Check out A Guide to Celebrating Arts in Culture in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam to see other Culture Days events happening in the Tri-Cities or visit www.culturedays.ca to see events taking place across Canada.


Sunday, November 4 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunday, January 20 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 17 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm



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Thanks to Vancity for supporting Family Day!

The Fabric of Our Lives

Pop-Up Fibre Arts Exhibition • September 30 – October 6

Celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week with the Coquitlam Weavers Guild during a pop-up exhibition featuring weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing and basketry knitting. Join the fibre artists from the Guild during Family Day at PdA on Sunday, September 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and at the Spin-in & Have a Go on Saturday, October 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission is free!

Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories Concert

Sunday, October 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Mr. I’s popular annual Halloween concert Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories will enchant youngsters and their parents alike. Costumes are welcome and audience participation is encouraged. Everyone will go home in the proper mood for haunting when the big day arrives!

Buy tickets ($10/person)

  • 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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