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WALK AROUND THE BLOCK for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2015

November 7, 2015

Art Walk
WALK AROUND THE BLOCK with Brian McBay
Saturday November 7, 11am (approx. 90 minutes)
Meet at 221A, 221 E. Georgia
$10; pay what you can for local residents

Art plays a role in social transformation. The city block bound by E. Georgia, Main, Union and Gore is experiencing this right now as independent art galleries and arts organizations have recently made their home around the block, new businesses have opened, and longtime business mainstays have shut down. Join artist, designer and 221A curator Brian McBay for a walk around the block that is a microcosm of the larger neighbourhood. Brian will talk about the role that arts can play in our community as we go through intensive change. The walk will stop at Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold) by Canadian artist Ken Lum at 271 Union, 221A’s new outdoor site

This event was on  Day 11 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 29 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

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