Summer Festivals & Community Events

July 9, 2019

Summertime is about “fun”. When late June rolls around and we look to the outdoors, feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, smell the freshly cut grass, and think about how to use our “down time”, the outdoors invites us to do more out there… This year WE want to be out there too and we’re extra excited for this summer’s festival season!

Explore new things – experiment, get hands-on, try something new, and stock up on summer memories that will inspire your artwork when you next return to the studio. Take your sketchbook or camera along with you and capture what you see – festivals offer a wonderful opportunity for people watching and new experiences!

Photo by: Gabriel Martins

Feel the excitement and celebration of the Vancouver Mural Festival’s Street Party on Main Street on Saturday, Aug 10th – come and see hundreds of new murals that are decorating the city. Vancouver Mural Festival is a wonderful way to experience the art on the street in this part of Vancouver. Stop by the Opus tent to watch a large-scale acrylic pour, try your hand at a mini acrylic pour or silkscreen a sketchbook to take home!

Festival Activities

The Opus team will be at many of this summer’s most vibrant festivals – join in the fun and get hands-on at your chosen event!

Screen Printing: Try screenprinting with a prepared screen

Acrylic Pouring: Experiment with different pouring techniques

Marbling: Make a unique colourful pattern


Check out these events that are proudly sponsored by Opus!

You’ll also find the Opus team offering creative hands-on art experiences at the Whistler Children’s Festival, Summer Arts Festival (Burnaby), Khatsalano Festival, Arts Alive (Langley), Car Free Day and TD Art Gallery Paint-In in Victoria, and Art on the Avenue and the Uptown Mural Project in Kelowna.

Summer Arts Festival – July 5–6
Whistler Children’s Festival – July 5–7
Park’s Edge Paint Off – July 6
Khatsahlano Street Party- July 6
TD Art Gallery Paint-In – July 20
Arts on the Avenue – August 1
Arts Alive Festival – August 17
Upton Mural Project in Kelowna – August 12–25