"Save-the-Date!" Events Listing for our 2016 Shows!

Photo/Poster                                          Event/Show:                                                                          Location:

Vancouver TABOO Naughty But Nice Show                      Vancouver Convention Centre (East)

Feb 5th - 7th, 2016  TRADE SHOW

Friday: 5pm-midnight 

Saturday: Noon-midnight 

Sunday: Noon-5pm (Ladies Day, 2 for 1 ticket pricing)

ALL NIGHT SCANDAL Carolyn Bruce Designs will  

debut new work this weekend at the #Taboo Naughty 

but Nice Sex Show. Now's your chance to get your hands 

(or other bits) on an original design. We will be at

#Booth601 conveniently located across from the bar and next 

to the #firefighters. Things are bound to get #hot! #TabooYVR 

#jewelry #naughty #nice #cocktail #necklace #bracelet #ring 

#crown #tiara #saucy #minx #bebad #taboo #scandal #fierce 

#statement #piece #CarolynBruce #adult #entertainment

#instagood

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Sat. February 20th, 2016 - RED HIV/AIDS Fundraiser - Commodore Ballroom

Event Producer Dean Thullner was once again center stage at the Commodore Ballroom. Instead of introducing a fashion fundraiser for St. Paul’s mental health program, tonight he was raising money for Positive Living BC. The peer-based wellness program provides services to 5,700 people living with HIV in British Columbia.
  The event was quite enjoyable with aspects different from Brilliant. Namely bare chested men, men in stilettos and men in underwear. Sometimes all three at once! The eye catching cage dresses (from Evan Clayton) first appeared on the runway a year earlier. Also there seemed to be more retail clothing sponsors where Brilliant seemed to attract more Designers. To make the night’s event happen, over 200 artists, designers, entertainers, stylists, hair dressers, make-up artists and models volunteered their time. As a result, the cash donation and 50/50 Draw raised over $10,000! This is in addition to ticket sales. Photo: Carolyn Bruce Designs custom necklace for the evening.
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Sun. April 10th, 2016 at 8:30pm - RUNWAY SHOW - ECO Fashion Week


Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, BC.  Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating the growth and development of sustainable practices in the fashion/clothing industry. Come see Carolyn Bruce Designs on the Runway Sunday April 10th, at 8:30pm. PRE shopping available on April 10th, 11th, and 12th in the showroom before the runway shows. Tickets for our show on the Eco Fashion Week website - BUY TICKETS.

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Sun. April 17th, 2016 - 10:30am - 5pm at Heritage Hall - 3102 Main Street, Van

The Fourth Annual Time Travelers' Bazaar, Vancouver's ONLY Exclusive Market for Eclectic, Vintage & Costumers' Fashions and Unique Jewelry, Accessories and Props. Whether you love eclectic or vintage fashion, you're a re-enactor or an avid costumer or if you want something truly unique for your wardrobe, this is the market for you!  Come and make it a day on Main Street! Feel free to dress up and bring your fashion statement to us! Carolyn Bruce Designs will be there with her gorgeous one-of-a-kind necklaces for sale plus accessories if you prefer to build your own.  ADMISSION is a mere $2 for adults (over 13).
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Sat. April 23rd, 2016 - STRUT Fundraiser - Celebrities, 1022 Davie Street. Time: 6pm - 9pm

The official launch of one of the year's most important events for LGBT+ refugees. An evening filled with diversity, colour, community and entertainment... and shoes, oh the shoes! Produced by Dean Thullner and the Foundation of Hope, come help us take the world one "step" closer to launching one of the City's most community-focused evenings of entertainment. This is a FREE event. STRUT Vancouver FB: https://www.facebook.com/strutvancouver/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Naturally... they will have a fun shoe-focused runway fashion show featuring Carolyn Bruce Designs anklets!
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 Fri. May 13th, 2016 - 7:30pm - 1am - ART WORLD EXPO 2016 - Science World, Van

GAMOUR NOIR
Produced by MAB Ventures Inc. and in support of Make and Break Arts Foundation. We support local artists and strive to give them the best opportunities to show and sell their work. We also love to engage the general public with opportunities to interact with artists of all sorts at this one of a kind event and annual showcase featuring an array of out of the box artists.  Everything from live artists working onsite to live music, fashion, interactive performances and our world famous body painting and special effects make up competition are found at our shows!

Carolyn Bruce Designs will have a sales display at this LIVELY Artistic Event


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Fri. May 27th, 2016 - ART VANCOUVER - Emma Dunlevy Art - LEONE'S Fashion Show 

Celebrity Pamela Anderson, Artist Emma Dunlevy & ET Host Erin Cebula will be wearing Carolyn Bruce Designs.
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May 31st - June 18th, 2016 -
NEW ZEALAND - Findings Trip

Check in with Retailers and Galleries
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Aug. 3rd - 7th, 2016 - PEACHFEST  - Okanagan

Non stop summer entertainment and fun! Penticton Peach Festival is held in several locations within Penticton. The main stage and vendors are located in Okanagan Lake Park. The Aboriginal Cultural Village is held in Gyro Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shooting Star Amusements are located in Rotary Park and information on prices can be found on their website: www.shootingstar.ca. All these parks are nearby each other. The Sheila Bishop Memorial Wooden Bat Slo-pitch Tournament is held all day on Saturday and August 9 and 10, in Lion’s Park. 

The sandcastle competition is held on Thursday afternoon at Skaha Beach. Registration is between 4 pm and 4:30 pm at Skaha Beach on the afternoon of the competition. Carolyn Bruce Designs will have an outdoor sales booth at Okanagan Lake Park.

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Sept. 8th - 15th, 2016 - NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4," along with those in ParisLondon and Milan. It has consisted of numerous branded events, such as Olympus Fashion Week New York, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, and many independent fashion productions around town.

A centralized calendar of citywide events (including those affiliated with WME/IMG) is kept by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and was acquired from calendar founder Ruth Finley. The economic impact of NYNY Fashion Week is $887 million.

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October 1st - Oct 16th, 2016 -
NEW ZEALAND - Findings Trip

Check in with Retailers and Galleries
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Nov. 9-13, 2016 - CIRCLE CRAFT - Christmas Market, Vancouver Convention Centre West


Circle Craft is a unique BC Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. Formed in 1972, Circle Craft has grown to become a major force in the marketing and promotion of quality craft utilizing a ‘direct from the artist’ approach. Built on a reputation for integrity and quality, both our annual Christmas Market and the shop and gallery on Granville Island are Vancouver traditions for locals and visitors alike and encompass a wide variety of media and design styles. Circle Craft is self-sustaining and is supported by commission on sales and participation fees.

Our 1994 mission statement reflects the aims of our founding members: “to promote the development, recognition and success of members and their work.” We are proud of our achievement in fulfilling our mission: Circle Craft is one of the most successful organizations of its kind in North America.

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Nov. 18th - 20th, 2016 - VALT - VISION - Chinese Cultural Centre

VALT is run by SEAMS - the Style, Entertainment, Art & Media Society of Vancouver. This not-for-profit organization focuses on developing local arts programming that assists emerging and fringe artists of every medium and media in the province of BC, while fostering a community of culture appreciation.
 
VALT's mission is to provide an alternative to the commercial fashion and gallery experience, to celebrate and promote the creativity of local unrecognized artists and designers, and to nurture and promote the arts and fashion culture of Vancouver itself. Our core market for VALT is the individual who appreciates the arts and fashion in particular, and is interested in a more immersive, cultural experience than the typical commercial offerings in the fashion and arts experiences.
Carolyn Bruce Designs is once again thrilled to be on the runway with "VISION" as her choice of theme for this season's VALT 2016.
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Nov. 2016 - CHRISTMAS AT HYCROFT - 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver, BC

44th Annual Christmas at Hycroft; an inspirational prelude to the magic of Christmas.

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Nov. 25-27, 2016 - GIFTS GALORE - Handmade One-of-a-Kind Christmas Craft Fair

Gifts Galore is a Craft Show where you can "Find it, Love it, Buy it!"
Handcrafted Gifts for everyone on your list
Juried Artisans!
Free Admission!
Free Parking!

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Event Listings for our Past 2015 Shows!

Date:                                             Event/Show:                                                                              Location:
May 1st, 2015                                      5th Annual Art World Expo                                                                Science World
                                                             Featuring the works of over 100 exhibitors:
                                                            Painters, Photographers, Mixed Media Artists,
                                                            Sculptors, Jewelry Designers, Fashion Designers,
                                                            Body Painters, Live Musical Performances, and 
                                                            Art World Expo Body Painting Competition 2015
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June 6th, 2015                                    
Strut                                                                                                      Sunset Beach
                                                           STRUT your stuff at Sunset Beach in the Foundation of Hope’s      Beach Ave between Bute & Thurlow
                                                            first community fundraiser.  Walk 1-mile in stiletto shoes with us
                                                            at Sunset Beach on June 6, 2015 to raise funds and awareness for
                                                             LGBT+ people around the world.

                                                            Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in 79 countries worldwide

                                                            and punishable by death in 10. Freedom of expression should include     

                                                             gender non-conformity like men wearing makeup, women in men’s

                                                            clothing, androgyny, and of course men in high-heeled shoes. Join us

                                                            and walk a mile in high-heels to fight for LGBT+ people around the world.

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June 19th - July 21st, 2015                In New Zealand                                                                                  Checkin in with Retailers
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June 23rd-July 12th, 2015                 Re:Semblance Exhibition                                                                   Ferry Building Gallery, West Van
                                                             Multi media exhibition on the theme of innovative use of              1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver
                                                             traditional and non-traditional materials
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June 25- July 15, 2015                                 A Space In Time                                                                                                                The Arts Centre, Port Moody
Thurs. June 25th  6-8pm       
   
                You're Invited! Opening Reception, Artists will be in attendance              2425 St. John's Street
Opening Reception                                       FREE admission, Refreshments will be served                                                  Canadian Pacific Gallery
                                                                                VCON has been Vancouver's premier science fiction, fantasy                   www.pomoarts.ca
                                                                                and gaming convention since. 1971. A Space In Time features
                                                                                four stand out artist from the VCON 39 show.
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July 26th, 2015                                  Bikes Against Bullies                                                                     starts at Trev Deely & ends at Ruby Creek
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July 28 - Aug 9th, 2015                    off to Paris, Rome and Berlin                                                         Victoria is checkin in with Retailers
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Sept. 11-13th, 2015                             Vancouver Bead & Jewellery Show                                                Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver

                                                           We're bringing the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery   3250 Commercial Drive, Van. BC

                                                           makers and jewellery lovers to The Drive! The Vancouver Bead

                                                           & Jewellery Show, offers: locally handcrafted artisan jewellery,
                                                           high quality, Canadian jewellery making suppliers, beads, gems,

                                                           crystals, unique findings, chain, classes (advance registration

                                                           required), free demos & make ‘n’ takes, on-site cafe with delicious,

                                                          fresh items, fun, inspiration & pure sparkly joy.

                                                          Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverIslandBeadJewelleryShow?ref=hl 

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Sept 17th, 2015                                                          "An Evening of Intrigue & Fantasy"                  The Waterfall Building

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Sept. 26th, 2015                                 Brilliant Fundraiser for St. Paul's Hospital                                   Commodore Ballroom, Van BC
                                                          Brilliant! a fashion runway show, live dance and vocal                868 Granville Street.
                                                          performances, along with silent and live auctions.
                                                        “I (Dean Thullner) organized brilliant! because I wanted to say
                                                          thank you for myself and my community,” says Thullner. “And
                                                         I also thought that by getting the community involved, we would
                                                        be able to show how grateful we are for everything that St. Paul’s
                                                       has done for mental health and HIV/AIDS.”
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Oct.  2-4th, 2015                               VCON Art Show and Convention                                                   Sheraton Hotel, Richmond BC
                                                          Come join us for three days of fannish fun and multi-track        7551 Westminster Hwy
                                                           programming including:Art Show & Auction • Vendors Hall
                                                          Author Readings • 24-Hour Games Rooms, Multi                                                                                                                                                   Author Book Launch • Writers Workshops • Demos • Academie Duello

                                                         Artists Alley • Frankenstuffies • Fan Groups • Costume Contest • Panels
                                                         Hospitality Suite • Dance • Elrons • Turkey Readings • Workshops

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Oct. 23-25th, 2015                             Fraser Valley Bead Show                                                                 Cascades Casino, Langley BC
                                                           Cascades Casino/Coast Hotel Convention Centre is located at     20393 Fraser Hwy
                                                          Show times are Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to
                                                          6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $7
                                                         at the door, and free for kids under 12. Optional donations will
                                                         be accepted for Beads of Courage, a program that uses beads to
                                                         mark major milestones in the lives of children suffering from
                                                         serious illnesses.
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Nov. 19-22nd, 2015                          Christmas at Hycroft                                                                       Hycroft Manor, Vancouver BC
                                                           The Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation is hosting its      1489 MacRae Ave
                                                          43rd annual Christmas at Hycroft.  Come experience the magic
                                                          of live music, local artisans, kitchen creations, door prizes, Santa
                                                          and much more all inside the traditional Edwardian mansion. 
                                                         Tickets are available on their website.  Adults $15; children 12 and
                                                         under are FREE!  
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Nov. 20-22nd, 2015                      Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week, Doors Open 6pm,          Chinese Cultural Centre

                                                           Doors Open 6pm, Show is 7-11pm

                                                       #VALT2015 Themes: TERRESTRIA - CELESTIA - AQUATICA

                                                       Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week provides Vancouver's

                                                       wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from

                                                       typical arts affairs. This three-day event boasts over 50 jury-selected

                                                       artists, musicians, performers and designers, in a celebration and promotion

                                                      of unbridled creativity. VALT encompasses wearable art, music (from solo

                                                       musicians to full contemporary bands to electronic artists), drawing, painting,

                                                       mixed-media works, sculpture, film (documentary, art film and narrative),

                                                      performance art (from short theatrical works, to interpretive dance and beyond),

                                                      photography and interactive installations.

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Nov. 27-29th, 2015                            Gifts Galore 2015 Show  - 5th Anniversary Show                         Shrine Centre, Burnaby BC
                                                           Gifts Galore is a holiday craft and artisan fair that features        3550 Wayburne Drive Burnaby BC 
                                                           local BC artists. It is a juried show, so you can expect high
                                                          quality vendors, and a variety of products from jewellery to
                                                           pottery and from jams and jellies to wood working.

                                                         Gifts galore was founded by Carolyn Bruce and JoAnn Gillies

                                                         in 2012. Between the two of them, they have over 50 years of

                                                         experience as artisans, teachers and show coordinators.

                                                        FREE parking, and is fully accessible for strollers and the physically

                                                        challenged. FREE ADMISSION, and there will be raffle prizes to be

                                                        potentially won with the purchase of a raffle ticket. Over 100 baskets

                                                        are available as raffle prizes, which include donations from the artists

                                                        in the show. The Grand Prize of the raffle is a $150 Shopping Spree,

                                                       which is announced on the last day of the show.

                                                       There are snacks and drinks available on site for very affordable rates,
                                                        so you can come and enjoy a full day browsing the local talent.