November 24th-26th The Burnaby Arts Council presents the annual Deer Lake Winter Festival at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Shop from over 40+ local B.C. artisans at this seasonal market, juried to ensure the highest quality handcrafted creations. We’ll be introducing a diverse mix of artisans, from glass blowers, sculptors, and patissiers, to jam makers, jewelers, fashion designers, and many more. Craft and community are the heart of this festival, and this is your opportunity to get to know each artisan and the story behind their work. At the BAC, we’re inspired by the unique identity carved out...
Communal Poetry Machine
November 9, 6pm Please join artist and facilitator Allison Chow at the DLG for an evening of poetry, placemaking, and community-building. By reflecting on our relationship to place, specifically here at Deer Lake Park, and investigating our somatic experience through movement, mark-making, and the transformation of found materials, Chow invites us to connect with the plurality of perspectives that make up the vibrant Deer Lake Park community and, in doing so, imagine a future shaped and invigorated by collaboration. By using citizen-engaged, ethnographic-inspired research and various social design methodologies, Chow’s work centers collaborative healing through community engagement and storytelling....

Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival

Thursday August 17, 6:30pm – Open Mic
Sunday, August 20th , 2 pm – Closing Concert
Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society and hosted by the Burnaby Arts Council at The DLG, the VCGFest is delighted to offer two free outdoor performances – weather permitting. This year’s festival running from August 15th – 20th, is designed as an intimate, intensive learning experience. Registration is limited to just 20 students to ensure a more personalized environment.  VCGFest is a unique opportunity for guitarists of all levels to participate in masterclasses, workshops, guitar orchestra, a participants’ concert and to be inspired by faculty concerts by Jorge Caballero, Michael Kolk, Alec Pearson and Luis Medina. Join us on the above dates for free classic guitar concerts in our yard. These events are free and drop ins are welcome.

Artist Talk - Karl and Khim Mata Hipol

September 9, 6:00 pm – Artist Talk

Walking has been essential for brothers Karl and Khim Mata Hipol to familiarize themselves with and continuously learn about their new homeland. In 2015, the two artists, their older brother, and their father, immigrated to Canada from the Philippines and have since finished art degrees and begun their respective art practices in North Vancouver.

The photos the two artists created for ‘Walking to Know the Land’ reflect on their experience as immigrants on colonized land. Join the brothers on September 9th to hear about their perspectives, their art practice, and their fresh and innovative understanding of Landscape and Nature photography. This event is free to attend/by donation.