5 free art installations to see at the Harmony Arts Festival

Aug 3 2017, 5:19 pm

There’s a free 10-day visual art showcase coming to West Vancouver.

The highly-anticipated 27th annual Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Limited is hosting a series of free inspirational events on the North Shore from August 4 to 13.

You’ll get to enjoy everything from live music performances, to mouth-watering food events, film, literature, and, of course, beautiful visual art.

And more than 130,000 visitors are expected to attend throughout the festival’s schedule of events taking place along the waterfront in West Vancouver.

We’ve rounded up the top five art installations that you can enjoy at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival.

Home, Shelter, Belonging

This exhibit examines contemporary and historic concepts of home related to one’s place of birth and the recreation of a sense of belonging in another country. The symbolic meaning of structures will be explored and expressed through different mediums. Artist Hani Al Moulia’s photographs will be displayed in an award-winning modular emergency
shelter developed in Sweden by Better Shelter in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ikea Foundation.

When: August 4 to 13, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Better Shelter, Millennium Park East – West Vancouver
Price: Free

Featured artist: Pierre Coupey, Achilles’ Shield III (2017)

This collection is the third set of four round paintings that allude to a mythological shield Achilles carried into battle after the death of Patroclus, as presented by Homer in his epic poem the Iliad. You’ll want to see Artist Coupey’s versions which evoke the heat of summer and a cosmological dance.

Fresh Street Market: Art Market

Tents/Fresh Street Market

You won’t be able to miss this on Argyle Avenue as it will be housed in a row of white tents. Stop by the market and see works from more than 70 talented artists and artisans. A new media installation called ‘Daylight & Twilight’ will be showing midweek where you’ll see the tents light up with projection art. You can check out the full artist schedule online.

Some of the artists that you don’t want to miss:

When: August 4 to 7 and 11 to 13, 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Tents along Argyle Avenue between 14th 16th Streets – West Vancouver

Art Beat

Enjoy art when you walk along the street in Ambleside Beach and Dundarave Village as more than 40 storefronts will be embracing the culture surrounding the Harmony Arts Festival. This cool program is sponsored by The Ledcor Group in partnership with the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association.

When: August 5 to 13, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Businesses in Ambleside Beach and Dundarave Village – West Vancouver
Price: Free

Art Speaks

This vibrant installation features a workshop, demonstration, and a series of lectures. You can attend free workshops and try everything from wood carving, to sculpting with paper, and landscape painting with well-known artists.

When: August 5 to 13, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Tents outside the Ferry Building Gallery – 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
Price: Free

Harmony Arts Festival 2017

When: August 4 to 13

Where: West Vancouver


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