Six local arts activities for family and kids

January 04, 2013

Here are a few quality arts activities and performances for children and families around the Lower Mainland this winter.

Place des Arts Family Day

January 13 & February 10, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Coquitlam

Family Day engages families in learning about art in a fun, interactive and informal environment. There?s a guided tour of the current exhibitions plus three drop-in style workshops geared for all
ages where families create artworks based on what they learned during their visit. By donation. 


A Brown Bear, A Moon, And a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Jan 13-19, The Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s much-anticipated production brings together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, and innovative puppetry, this tour de force is ideal for
children three and over.


Weekly Family Programs

All winter, Vancouver Art Gallery

Every weekend the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards 5 to 12 year-old visitors and their families including Art Agents, Art Tracks and The Making Place.


ArtStarts on Saturdays
Jan 26, Feb 23, March 30, ArtStarts Gallery, Vancouver
This free workshop series for families features 45-minute hands-on workshops with some of the best children’s artists. Workshops take place on the last Saturday of the month at 11 am and 1 pm.
Don’t miss African drum and balafon sensation Fana Soro on Jan 26! Drums provided.


VanCity Project

Jan 26, Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby

FRESHH, Junior Groovement, Illest Vibe and 2.0 and a host of amazing Lower Mainland dancers hit the stage as part of VanCity Project. Come see some amazing dance and support the local dance
community. For advance tickets call Marianne at 604 889-6546. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.


ArtSpace Parents’ Night Out

Jan 26, 5:30 ? 8 pm, ArtSpace, Burnaby

Parents can enjoy a relaxing evening out while their children enjoy an evening of arts adventures. Ages 4 to 9. Pizza dinner, a performing arts and a visual arts workshop.


Photo: The cover art for Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpiller.