Past Events Listings for our 2015 - 2016 Shows
Vancouver TABOO Naughty But Nice Show Vancouver Convention Centre (East)
Feb 5th - 7th, 2016 TRADE SHOW
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
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
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.
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).
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'll have a fun shoe-focused fashion show featuring Carolyn Bruce Designs anklets!
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
May 31st - June 18th, 2016 - NEW ZEALAND - Findings Trip
Check in with Retailers and Galleries
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.
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 Paris, London 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.
October 1st - Oct 16th, 2016 - NEW ZEALAND - Findings Trip
Check in with Retailers and Galleries
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.
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.
Gifts Galore is a Craft Show where you can "Find it, Love it, Buy it!"
Handcrafted Gifts for everyone on your list
Event Listings for our Past 2015 Shows
Painters, Photographers, Mixed Media Artists,
Sculptors, Jewelry Designers, Fashion Designers,
Body Painters, Live Musical Performances, and
Art World Expo Body Painting Competition 2015
June 6th, 2015 Strut Sunset Beach
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.
Multi media exhibition on the theme of innovative use of 1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver
traditional and non-traditional materials
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.
We're bringing the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. BC
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.
Sept 17th, 2015 "An Evening of Intrigue & Fantasy" The Waterfall Building
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.”
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
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
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!
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
performance art (from short theatrical works, to
interpretive dance and beyond),
photography and interactive installations.
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
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.