Looking to inject a little creativity or artistry into your family’s life? You can’t beat PoMoArts in Port Moody for the sheer breadth of art classes and events on offer. They even have an art gallery and annual exhibition aimed at kids. Is there nothing they can’t do?
Why you need know about PoMoArts
Over 350 classes (and camps) for all ages
PoMoArts offers over 350 classes (and summer camps) per year in visual arts (think painting, drawing and cartooning), music, ceramics, drama, and more to kids and adults alike! They also have a monthly Kids Only Night so you can go out for dinner while your child creates art (talk about a win-win). Registration for fall classes opens at the end of August. The only question is which class will it be?
>> PS: There’s a Robotics Camp starting on August 9th!
Free public art gallery
PoMoArts is home to Port Moody’s only free public art gallery, showcasing local emerging and established artists. Whimsy in Whimsy in Wood and Paint is on right now (closes August 11) —the kids will love these colourful and enchanting wooden creatures, houses and machines.
Annual exhibition for kids (& young at heart)
Their annual Art 4 Life exhibition, which opens September 23rd is geared towards the young and young at heart. This five-week exhibition aims to cultivate artistic growth in the community by inspiring and engaging children, while raising opportunities for active participation and discussion, as well as lessons on cultural and environmental awareness, and art appreciation. The benefits of an arts education affect every area of life and they want it to be a lifelong journey.
Accessible from Vancouver and close to lots of cool stuff
PoMoArts is a must for Tri-Cities residents but did you know that it’s just a short Skytrain ride from Vancouver, near Rocky Point Park and Brewers Row. Take your kids to a class while you go for a walk in the park or grab a local, craft beer.
This post is sponsored by PoMoArts
Creativity Lives Here. We are a non-profit based in Port Moody, and a cultural hub for arts and education in our vibrant city. Each year, PoMoArts offers over 350 classes in the arts to students of all ages, from children to seniors. We are also home to a free contemporary art gallery, which showcases the work of established and emerging artists in our community. pomoarts.ca