Arts

The theme for this year's Nanaimo Heritage Festival parade is the 1960's
The theme for this year's Nanaimo Heritage Festival parade is the 1960's Dale Schulz

Nanaimo Heritage Festival a vintage drive down memory lane

By Aaron Schulze
May 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

Nanaimo — It's 1960 all over again in Nanaimo...at least for one day.

The 2nd annual Nanaimo Heritage Festival takes place Sunday, May 20 at Maffeo Sutton Park. Thanks to some input from the community, this year's theme will be a roller blade back to the 60s.

Lauren Semple and Alyssa Glassford stencilling on the boarded-up A&B Sound building, which they hope to turn into an urban art gallery
Lauren Semple and Alyssa Glassford stencilling on the boarded-up A&B Sound building, which they hope to turn into an urban art gallery Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Artists ready to turn A&B Sound building into eye-catching outdoor gallery

By Spencer Sterritt
May 14, 2018 - 10:43pm Updated: May 15, 2018 - 6:41am

NANAIMO - A downtown building will soon draw the eyes for reasons other than its boarded up windows.

Western Edge actors, writers and producers hard at work creating a masterpiece.
Western Edge actors, writers and producers hard at work creating a masterpiece. Western Edge Theatre/Facebook

Aspiring playwrights get the chance to peek behind the curtain

By Spencer Sterritt
March 16, 2018 - 5:16pm Updated: March 17, 2018 - 7:07pm

NANAIMO — Amateur playwrights in Nanaimo have the chance to see their plays come to life.

Western Edge Theatre opened the call for short play scripts, the best of which will be produced for later this year.

More than 30 events for downtown Nanaimo and Maffeo-Sutton Park were approved by City Council, aimed at boosting the popularity, economic viability and artistic value of downtown.
More than 30 events for downtown Nanaimo and Maffeo-Sutton Park were approved by City Council, aimed at boosting the popularity, economic viability and artistic value of downtown. Harper Bauer/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

$150,000 granted for wide variety of downtown events this year

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
March 9, 2018 - 7:09pm Updated: March 11, 2018 - 4:35pm

NANAIMO — More events are taking advantage of funding specifically for festivals, art walks and parades downtown.

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