Apply to participate in the 2018 Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park on Saturday & Sunday, August 4th and 5th, 2018 as a Community Booth, Craft Vendor, Display, Food Booth Vendor, Marketplace Vendor, Martial Arts Participant, and Performers and Demonstrators.
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Our Annual General Meeting is on
April 12, 2018!
Location + Time TBA
3rd Annual Design Competition
Call for Entries!
Deadline: April 3, 2018 at midnight
Presented in partnership with Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, students are invited to design an interactive artwork for the 42nd Anniversary Powell Street Festival, scheduled for August 4 and 5, 2018. The winning submission is awarded mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, and a commission and production budget to build their design.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of Takashi Murakami, one of the world’s most influential artists.
With fifty-five works, the show will trace Murakami’s oeuvre over three decades, from early paintings to a newly created five-metre-tall sculpture. There will also be two multi-panel paintings created specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition.
In addition to Murakami’s art-world credentials—such as being exhibited at the Guggenheim Bilbao and other key museums and being the third contemporary artist to exhibit at France’s Palais de Versailles—he is known for more commercial projects including the cover of Kanye West’s Graduation album and a long-time collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton.
Sumire Yoshihara (percussion) and Kazue Sawai (17- and 5-string koto) are among the most respected and iconic performers of Japanese contemporary music. Bridging ancient and new sounds, this amazing duo presents a selection of Japanese contemporary music showcasing a range of poetic approaches. Presented in collaboration with Vancouver New Music.
Are you an artist? Submit your profile to the new online Japanese Canadian Artist Directory! Visit japanesecanadianartists.com/ to check it out.
Powell Street Festival Society is proud to present this resource in partnership with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
Reporting to the National Executive Board, the Executive Director will be responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, goals and objectives. This position is to support and enhance the capability of the President, the National Executive Board (NEB), and the membership-at-large and to ensure the momentum and focus to achieve our collective goals and strategies.
While the NAJC Head Office is located in Winnipeg, MB, the incumbent can work from a remote location.
Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.