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The Steveston Vintage Fair returns this summer to Town Square Park

Join us for a delightful day at the Steveston Vintage Fair returning this Summer to Town Square Park beside the Historic Steveston Museum and Post Office.

Browse through stalls filled with unique finds from different eras, and uncover hidden gems that will add a touch of nostalgia to your life. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you stroll through the fair, surrounded by fellow vintage enthusiasts. Engage in conversations with passionate vendors who are eager to share their knowledge and stories behind their curated collections.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply curious about the charm of vintage, the Steveston Vintage Fair offers something for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of the past and find your own piece of history.

Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with nostalgia, style, and timeless treasures at the Steveston Vintage Fair!

Dates: Sundays July 9 & 23, Aug 6 & 20 and Sept 3
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

This is a free event, tickets are not required. For more information please contact us at info@historicsteveston.ca

Steveston Vintage Fair at Steveston Town Square Park

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes return to the village! Buy your ticket today!

Join us for Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes. This in-person event will take you on a journey through historic Steveston village where you’ll experience the sights and sounds of the past come alive.

Your costumed tour guide will share fascinating stories about the area’s unique history. Along the way, you’ll encounter student actors portraying characters from Steveston’s past, bringing the history to life in front of your eyes. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and history of this charming village.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

> Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Dates: Saturdays July 8, 15, 22 & 29 and Aug 12 & 19
Time: 1:00pm & 3:00pm
For more information, please contact info@historicsteveston.ca

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes poster with a graphic of the tour guide next to the Steveston Museum and Post Office building.

Pop-up Art Show at the Steveston Museum and Post Office

Visit the year-round Pop-up Art Show on display at the Steveston Museum and Post Office. Shop for creations by local artists, with a percentage of all sales going toward the Steveston Historical Society’s programs and events that support our community. For the latest information on featured artists, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re a local artist and would like to be considered for a future date please contact Lori Gelz at postoffice@historicsteveston.ca

Pop-up Art Show Artist for June 2023 – Dona Nabata

Dona crouches on the ground next to a large art piece that she has created.

If you are walking down Moncton Street in June and see little bright pink heads in the window of the old Bank Managers Office at the Steveston Museum and Post Office, be sure to step inside and see the work of DONA NABATA. NABATA is a Sansei, or third generation Canadian Japanese. She is based on Granville Island and will be featured Pop Up Artist for the month of June inside the Steveston Museum & Post Office.

One room of the exhibition will house a very large, 4’ x 5’ painting based on the Tale of Genji, and also some smaller paintings done in oil on canvas. The main Post Office will feature many works inspired by old photographs found in Dona’s own Grandmother and Grandfather’s photo albums. Please enjoy the 12” x 12” mandalas on wood and portrait paintings of fishermen and Asian women.

The showcases will feature little vignettes on wood using original photographs, origami paper and found objects. These little dioramas celebrate the people in the photographs whose identity has been lost to us with the passage of time. No one who might remember them is still alive.

Dona will also show small works on paper featuring historical people and the Steveston waterfront. A post card titled: “Salmon Woman” which was made from a 4’ x 8’ woodblock print created in Steveston in September 2022 will be available for sale and can be mailed from the Post Office.

This pop-up ties together the historical nature of the Canadian Japanese diaspora in the Museum, with Nabata’s contemporary work in the Post Office, bringing the past into the present.

@donanabata
https://japanesecanadianartists.com/artist/dona-nabata/
Dona’s exhibition at the Richmond City Hall Galleria “Outside of History” ran from April – June 2022 https://www.richmondartgallery.org/outside-of-history

Dona is creating something in her studio at a table.

Dona's artwork shows one large-scale person surrounded by other smaller people and objects.

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