• Ashi Ato: Winner of the 4th Annual Public Art Competition

    Emily Carr University of Art and Design student Shayla Giroux is the winner of the 4th Annual Public Art Competition for Powell Street Festival Society. Giroux is joined by fellow student and collaborator Zenyase Hunsberger for the development and production stages. The team has been awarded a $1000 prize, a production budget, and mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects…. More ›

  • Nakatani Gong Orchestra Tour

    The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is Tatsuya Nakatani’s large ensemble nomadic sound art project. Consisting of 17 of Nakatani’s adapted Gongs played with his handmade bows, it is the only bowed Gong Orchestra in the world.  Local players from each community are brought together for a technique workshop and rehearsal with Nakatani before he conducts them in a public performance of his… More ›

  • Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り

    Honouring the living memory of invisible lives Sat, 8 July 2017, 7:30 PM Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Avenue Presented by Powell Street Festival Society in association with the O k’inādās Collective Curated by MARK TAKESHI MCGREGOR and EMIKO MORITA Created and Performed by AYUMI GOTO, MARK HANEY, JULIE TAMIKO MANNING, and LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN Get tickets NOW on eventbrite Advance… More ›

  • HENKO

    WHAT IS HENKŌ? View the Site HENKŌ launched at Powell Street Festival 2012. HENKŌ takes the renga – a Japanese collaborative poem – and opens it to 21st century possibilities. HENKŌ participation is open to all website visitors. This means you. The renga is a collaborative form that has existed in Japan for many hundreds of years. Although the content… More ›

  • Open Doors Project

    In collaboration with the Japanese Canadian National Museum (JCNM) and funded under the City of Vancouver’s Great Beginnings Project, the Powell Street Festival presents the Open Doors Project. Designed by interdisciplinary artist, Cindy Mochizuki, the series of 16 historical panels are designed to tell a non-linear graphic memoir of Powell Street. Each design draws on the aesthetics of traditional Japanese… More ›

  • Lost and Found

    The Lost and Found website is the second half of a collaborative project produced by Powell Street Festival (PSFS) and Access Artist Run Centre (VAARC) in 2006. Lost and Found was originally a group exhibition featuring the work of Judy Chartrand, Wayde Compton and Haruko Okano. Through an artistic residency with the PSFS and VAARC the three artists were asked to consider lost… More ›