As our world, country and city continue to struggle to get its feet back on the ground, we are reminded of the amazing people who are working endlessly to help build-up our community. We are thankful for the opportunity to collaborate and connect with businesses, artists and leaders to make a much stronger neighbourhood. While we have a long way to go, here are some of the things that are going down in Gastown this month.
Dr. Bonnie Henry Visits Gastown
At the beginning of the month, we were lucky enough to pay homage to British Columbia’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry first hand with a sneak peek of the Murals of Gratitude exhibition and a pair of the famous Dr. Henry Fluevog shoes. Not only did the rock star leader take in the wonders of Gastown, but she did so looking extra fabulous in her pink patent kicks. Special thanks to Dr. Bonnie Henry for taking the time out of her extremely busy schedule to visit #ourgastown.
Laneway Art Installation
The Murals of Gratitude art exhibition can be viewed in the alleyway north of Water St. between Carrall and Abbott St. during the summer months. The exhibit, which was curated by the Museum of Vancouver, features the murals that were created after businesses boarded up their storefronts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gastown BIA, in partnership with Lowtide Properties, Port of Vancouver, Canadian Pacific Railway, City of Vancouver and Vancouver Mural Festival, invite you to walk the laneway and take in the narrative of the murals.
A series of live art installations will also be taking place throughout the month surrounding the gallery.
Gastown has been transformed into Patiotown – The city’s largest patio per capita district offering your favourite sips + eats all under one bright, blue Vancouver sky. Okay maybe wishful thinking, but still who doesn’t love being able to kick it back at their favourite Gastown spots, while still maintaining safe distancing and getting some fresh air? Hop on your bike and join us aboard the one-way cycling-lane to Patiotown.
Visit any of these Gastown patios:
|Bambo Café (Extended)|
|di Beppe (Extended)|
|Greedy Pig (Extended)|
|Guilt & Co (Extended)|
|La Casita (Extended)|
|Meet in Gastown|
|Sitar Restaurant (Extended)|
|The Bird & The Beets (Extended)|
|The Blarney Stone (Extended)|
|The Cambie (Extended)|
|The Flying Pig (Extended)|
|The Greek Gastown (Extended)|
|The Irish Heather (Extended)|
|The Old Spaghetti Factory (Extended)|
|The Portside Pub (Extended)|
|Water Street Café (Extended)|
Businesses Supporting Local Artists
Now that Patiotown is in full swing it’s time kick it up a notch.
Gastown Unplugged is a new pop-up music series set in multiple locations throughout Gastown. The best part, its a initiative put on by our businesses to help support local artists. From jazz to slow jams and everything in between, you can now enjoy live music from the comfort of your favourite patio or while walking down the cobblestone streets.
Music to be announced one day in advance through the @mygastown Instagram page.