Contemporary Quilts – Diane Wood

Opening: Wednesday October 29, 5pm – 6pm
InterUrban Gallery, I E. Hastings
Exhibition October 15 until November 5
One of the Downtown Eastside’s favourite artists, Diane Wood, offers a show of Contemporary Quilts, mixed-media fabric pieces that tell stories and relate to current issues of the community. Diane’s art work is down to earth, yet will fire up your imagination to see what can be created with fabric scraps and the passion to create. A DTES resident, poet, community activist and gardener, Diane loves to share the process of creating quilts.

Hours: Wed to Sat, 12pm – 5pm. Free.

Festival Opening Ceremony

Wednesday October 29, 2pm – 3pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
Join friends from the neighbourhood, dignitaries, Phoenix Winter (President, Carnegie Community Centre Association) and special guests for this the grand opening of our 11th annual festival! Today we celebrate the strength and resilience of the Downtown Eastside community and the artists in our midst.

Sam George (Tse-at-sul-tuxch) of the Squamish Nation will open with a Welcome Song; Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers will share celebratory songs; and emerging rising stars Jamie Elliott and the Downtown Eastside’s own Hannah Walker perform as Twin Bandit. There is more! The community’s favourite jazz band The Carnegie Jazz Band, led by trombonist Brad Muirhead, will play a short selection of new songs written by members of the community, including Patrick Foley’s Sandstone Lady, sung by the Carnegie Community Choir led by Mike Richter.

Refreshments! Everyone welcome to this free event.