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Fairy doors aim to add a wee bit of magic to downtown New West

Fairy doors aim to add a wee bit of magic to downtown New West

Fairy Doors is one of four public space activations funded by Downtown New West BIA
Learn the ancient art of Turkish mosaic lamp in New West

Learn the ancient art of Turkish mosaic lamp in New West

A group of three Turkish friends have built a successful business teaching people how to make mosaic art that they grew up seeing in their households back in Istanbul. Their newest studio opened in New West early this year.
Pacific Breeze serves up frozé for New West Pride

Pacific Breeze serves up frozé for New West Pride

Plus, get your art on at a paint-and-sip evening later this month.
Who's performing at New West Pride? Check it out

Who's performing at New West Pride? Check it out

Fallen Stars, Strange Breed, Virago Nation and the Van Vogue Jam are among the headliners at this year's three stages.
What's happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks for August 12 to 14

What's happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks for August 12 to 14

Besides the big New West Pride Street Festival on August 13, the weekend in New West brings along a smorgasbord of events ranging from a calming art show to a rib-tickling comedy.
This New West show has people wondering: is it art or science?

This New West show has people wondering: is it art or science?

If you thought physics was dry, New Media Gallery’s Indivisible show in New Westminster might change your opinion. A group of four artists have turned cosmic particles and radio waves into interesting artwork. Here's how differently a scientist and an art expert saw it.
What to expect at New West’s drag storytime?

What to expect at New West’s drag storytime?

Drag queens Karmella Barr and Beardney Spears will read out from books that explore social issues in a child-friendly way at New Westminster Public Library’s storytime event on Aug. 11.
How to sketch New West’s Fraser river?

How to sketch New West’s Fraser river?

Artist Jason Wright will teach the basic techniques to turn New Westminster’s landmark waterbody into an artwork, at Arts Council's Sketching Series.
This artist's 'trash portraits' are on display in New West

This artist's 'trash portraits' are on display in New West

A crushed Red Bull can, a crumpled Starbucks bag, and Coca Cola bottle lids — things usually considered garbage are the main subjects of artist Jeongmin Ahn’s oil paintings, priced at over $2,000 each. Check them out at The Gallery at Queen's Park in New Westminster.
Playwrights reimagine tragic Punjabi folktale at the Monsoon festival

Playwrights reimagine tragic Punjabi folktale at the Monsoon festival

In Dooja Ghar (the second house), Vancouver-Burnaby-based playwrights explore the themes of love, family, and betrayal as they retell the tragic Punjabi folktake, Mirza Sahiban.