May 2021 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

May brings longer days and many positive vibes at Place des Arts.

The past couple of months have brought on a lot of reflection. Since we went into lockdown a year ago in March, it has made us at Place des Arts think about all we've accomplished, overcome and created as a result of COVID-19. Read more about our year in the pandemic. What have you accomplished, overcome or created in the last year?

If you haven't registered yet, we still have space in our Summer Fun! Art Camps. Now is also the time to register for summer Music private lessons or for group and private Dance classes. View the summer guide for details.

If you want to show your love of Place des Arts, grab some of our new PdA branded merchandise from our Artisan Shop. Find out more below.

Enjoy the wonderful weather and stay safe!

Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Our new exhibitions are on view today!
The three exhibitions that opened last month are on view until May 27, 2021. Book your appointment today to view:
Grp4Art - Open Spaces
Various Mediums in the Leonore Peyton Salon
Read this article from the Tri-City News to find out more about this exhibition

Hamideh Abol - Where is Home?
Mixed Media and Sculptures in the Mezzanine

Fibre Art Network - Threads of Hope
Fibre Arts in the Atrium

Image: Rising by Susan Greenwell from Threads of Hope
We welcome individual and core bubble visits to our exhibition spaces by appointment. Please call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.
what's new?
Get your PdA Merch Today!
Get your hands on some Place des Arts' branded items! We have a heavy-duty, cotton canvas recycled tote bags and reusable water bottles.

Show your PdA Pride and visit our Artisan Shop today to grab yours!

Also with Mother's Day coming up this month, our Shop has many incredible items to celebrate all the important women in your life, whether it's your mom, your grandma or even someone at school.
Winter Session Survey Contest winner announced!
The winner of our Winter Session Survey draw is Tara K!

Tara has won $75 credit on their PdA account.
get inspired
A year on in a pandemic
Last March, after the first day of our Spring Break Camp, we closed our building to the public due to worsening conditions of COVID-19. There was so much uncertainty as we embarked into completely unknown territory. As an organization whose core service is the delivery of in-person arts education programs, we had many questions to answer and decisions to make. What would we do? How would we do it? What about our self-employed teachers and artists? Our students? How long would this situation last?

Thank you to our volunteers!
In April, Volunteer Appreciation Week took place! We want to give a shout out to all of our wonderful volunteers who have been pivotal to our organization even during this difficult time. See the full post here.

Currently, we are seeking Summer Fun! Volunteers. Find out more here.
get informed
Victoria Day Closure
Place des Arts will be closed Monday, May 24 for Victoria Day.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 25.
Join us as an Education Assistant for Summer Fun!
We are seeking an Education Assistant for our Summer Fun! camp who will assist Place des Arts staff and teachers in supporting camp participants with diverse learning challenges and special needs to have a safe and engaging experience in our in-person camp programs.

in the community (socially distanced edition)
Since April, Imagine Van Gogh, an immersive touring art exhibition, has been on at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This event has been sold out for all of March and April so now is your chance to attend! It will be running until August 29, 2021, but sells out fast!

With Provincial Health Orders, please stay informed on COVID-19 updates and keep an eye on future events to ensure it is not cancelled.
Art and Belonging

"Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation."

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist