|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||15, 41|
|Cross Street |||West 41st Ave|
Profile Last Updated: April 21, 2009
Since the Canadian Society for Asian Arts was founded in 1968, it has aimed to enrich appreciation and understanding of the Asian arts in Canada. The society accomplishes this by offering exhibitions, shows and publications that highlight the rich cultures of the continent. The society was created by those who enjoy Asian cultures and wanted to share their hisitoric idiosyncrasieswith fellow Canadians. They consistently stress the importance building a bridge between the two cultures.
Events and exhibitions
Past exhibitions have included ceramics, textiles, architecture and artifacts. As well, the Canadian Society for Asian Arts also schedules regular lectures, panels and tours. Not only can you enjoy an evening of dance performances, but you can also learn something hands-on at special demonstrations. Events take place in various venues across Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Occasional travelling exhibits are also featured, such as the Spirit of Place exhibit of young Chinese and Canadian artists that will tour during the Vancouver 2010 games. Check with the society for upcoming events that are sure to educate and entertain.
Working and contributing together
The Canadian Society for Asian Arts is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteer work and community contributions. Anyone who is interested in contributing, whether by volunteering, joining the board of directors or donating money, are invited to contact them. The society is always looking for interested people to take part and share in their love of culture. Volunteers help promote understanding between two cultures by arranging exhibitions and hosting events. It’s an excellent way to meet like-minded connoisseurs and those interested in trying something new.