Hello Aurora,

Summer has been great so far and we still have plenty going on at Place des Arts! Our Summer Fun! camp is on until August 11. Explore some pictures from this year's camp below. We also have our Flying Colours camp running from August 14-18.

We are calling all local artists to apply for our Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition! Keep reading to find out more.

Tickets for our 2023/2024 events go on sale on August 11. We have so many great experiences for children, teens and adults this year. Scroll down to discover our exciting events.

Save the Date for our Online Auction starting on October 21! Below is a sneak peek of what we have available this year.

This month, find us out in the community at the Dumpling Festival and Kaleidoscope! Find more info below.

Aurora van Roon

Communications Coordinator

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what's on

The last two weeks of 2023 Summer Fun!

There are only two more weeks of Summer Fun! We've had so many fantastic campers through our doors over the last four weeks and a lot amazing art projects were made and creative performances were shared! See what our Summer Fun! campers have been up to:

Apply to Flying Colours: our camp for students with developmental and physical disabilities

Flying Colours is Coquitlam’s first and only multidisciplinary arts summer camp for students with developmental and physical disabilities.

Students ages 7 to 11 will explore their creativity through a variety of movement, music, theatre and visual arts activities. Students will be supported by arts educators and support workers.

This fully-funded camp will run from Monday to Friday, August 14 to 18,

9:00 AM-12:15 PM each day. Students will explore two activities per day.

The deadline to apply is August 1, 2023. 

Apply Here

Call for the 34th Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition

Place des Arts seeks local artists, based in Metro Vancouver, who create things small and unique for the 34th Positively Petite: Annual Miniature Exhibition.

The exhibition will be hosted in our Atrium gallery at Place des Arts from November 17 to December 21, 2023, and online at from November 24 to December 21, 2023.

Application deadline: Monday, September 11, 2023

Download the exhibition guidelines and application form here.

what's new

Ticket Sales for Events begin on August 11

Our full roster of events will be announced on August 11, and tickets will be available for purchase. We have a wide variety of events and performances coming up including:

  • Concerts - performed by professional musicians
  • pARTy@PdA's - casual, visual arts nights for adults (19+)
  • Family Days - art-filled afternoons with drop-in activities that are fun for all ages
  • Reflections - a two-week festival with plenty of events to celebrate connections and culture in our community
  • Exhibitions Opening Receptions - We have an incredible series of exhibitions for the 2023/2024 season. Come by the opening and potentially meet the artists and see the work up close!

Online Auction Save the Date

Place des Arts’ is hosting its seventh annual online auction this fall. As a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, proceeds from the auction play a crucial role in helping us reduce barriers to arts participation for the under-served children, youth and adults in our community. This year, funds raised through the auction will support Place des Arts’ program subsidies and community outreach initiatives, as well as the purchase and replacement of vital equipment necessary to deliver our arts education programs.

Some items include Coquitlam Centre gift cards, a Grizzli Winery tour and tasting package, 2 Fitness packages from Innovative Fitness, tickets to the Vancouver International Film Festival and a complete watercolour kit from Opus.

We are also still accepting donations! Fill out this form if you can contribute.

Thank you for our major donors:

get inspired

Creative Connections Interview: Mr. I

Mr. I aspires to inspire children to learn music. Since 1981, he has been teaching his Musical Rainbow program at Place des Arts and various Montessori preschools. Along with teaching music, Mr. I performs captivating concerts for children and families. An award-winning songwriter, he has recorded 18 CDs of educational and entertaining music and has written music and songs for over 20 children’s musical productions.

About Creative Connections

This series shares the stories of board members, founders, teachers and other Place des Arts community members. In our 50 years, we have had many incredible, talented and dedicated people that have made Place des Arts the organization it is today. We're so excited to share their accomplishments, their impact on Place des Arts and the impact we've had on them in turn.

get informed

BC Day Closure

Place des Arts will be closed on Monday, August 7 for BC Day.

Volunteer Appreciation Event

To our volunteers, check your email for information regarding our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate you and thank you for your help this past season.

Find out more about our volunteer program here.

Congratulations to our Survey Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our surveys:

The winner of the Spring Session and Year-End Session Survey is Dana J. who has won $75 credit on her account.

The winner of the Spring Events Survey is Yani Z. who has won two tickets to our

Fall pARTy@PdA event.

Thank you for filling out the surveys to help us improve our programs!

in the community

Dumpling Festival

August 12, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Town Centre Park

The Asian Arts and Culture Society is excited to present the 2nd Annual BC Dumpling Festival in the Tri-Cities. This festival is a celebration of the diverse community we live in and brings together families, friends, neighbours, community organizations and businesses from different cultures to share food, entertainment and laughter.  Place des Arts teacher, Sarah Park, will be leading an art activity creating origami animals!

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August 19, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Blue Mountain Park

Join us at our booth during City of Coquitlam's, Kaleidoscope Festival! Place des Arts teacher, Cyd Eva, will be leading an art activity for all ages. Cyd will also be bringing a pop-up art installation!
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