Listen to + download my exclusive mix for the Vancouver Art & Leisure mix series. VAL is an artist run society that I’m super proud of being a part of. Matt Troy has facilitated the take-over of a huge warehouse space right outside downtown that that now throws incredible underground House + Techno parties, art shows, pop-up tattoo shops and many other creative endeavours. Visit Some Kind Of Music Blog for more from this series + stay up to date on the latest in House music.
“The Vancouver Art and Leisure Society is a radical artist run organization devoted to presentation, programming, and advocacy of art and leisure in unconventional and unexpected places and ways in Vancouver.
We present professional projects and happenings to the public with no discrimination in terms of artistic intent or discipline. We promote all realms of artistic, sexual and political expression both personal and external. We believe in growing artists of all disciplines through the highest caliber of programming possible.
We envision a world class city with an innovative approach to art and leisure, breaking down barriers of access, providing meaningful connection, and knowledge sharing among the public and artists. Using both private and public spaces, we want to grow Art and Leisure in the city as an important aspect of city planning including developing initiatives for art and leisure on local, regional, and municipal levels. “