2012 Granville Island Winterruption – February 24 – 26, 2012

2012 Winterruption on Granville Island - February 24 - 26, 2012

Winterruption on Granville Island is celebrating its seventh annual, truly unique Vancouver winter festival. The magic is in the mix as we once again celebrate our local and international artists of all disciplines.

Bring your kids to Carousel Theatre’s classic tale of Aesop’s Fables or visit the Kids Zone where Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents the rhythmic soul of Kutapira; Arts Umbrella showcases their theatre program with Theatre Fix; and the internationally renowned Indigenous company, Red Sky, returns with The Great Mountain.

Artists and artisans fill the galleries, nooks and crannies of Granville Island. There are exhibitions and open studios around every corner! ReVision at the Creekhouse is exhibiting recycled, salvaged, or found materials transformed into amazing art! Dalbergia Wood + Fine Objects Studio in Railspur Alley is presenting Woodenough, a wood exhibition, sharing techniques and exploring new frontiers in the world of wood. Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the University as well as a Drop-In Life Drawing workshop.

The Island is alive with theatre and dance. Visit the Granville Island Stage where the Arts Club Theatre Company is presenting Intimate Apparel, a richly textured love story by Lynn Nottage. Or expect the unexpected as some of Vancouver’s favourite dancers pop up in unusual spaces all over the Island.

After exploring the island, recharge in theworld of culinary arts. Take a Public Market Tour…for your taste buds. Or just relax and indulge at one of Granville Island`s featured restaurants, The Dockside at Granville Island Hotel, Edible Canada, or Whet kitchen/ bar/ patio.


  • Guided Culinary Market Tour + Canadian Beer/Wine Tasting + 3-course Dinner
  • Granville Island Sustainable Seafood walking tour


  • 125th Anniversary Cube
  • Artisan Walking Tours
  • Babak Golkar: Ground for Standing and Understanding
  • Circle Craft’s Annual Student Scholarships Exhibition
  • ECUAD – Guided Tours and Drop-In Life Drawing
  • Haida Carver: Clarence Mills
  • ReVision at the Creekhouse
  • Woodenough
  • Mini Glassblowing Workshops
  • T-Shirt Spin Art by MAKE
  • Flowerruption

Kids Stuff

  • 125th Anniversary Cube
  • Sock Puppet Workshop
  • Rainforest Procession
  • Face Painting
  • The Great Mountain
  • Journey through a Sound Garden
  • WinterSports
  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents Kutapira
  • Theatre Fix
  • Duh Hockey Guys
  • Mortal Coil Performance Society’s Chix on Stix


  • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald with special guests Acres of Lions
  • Aidan Knight with special guests The Belle Game
  • Celso Machado
  • Aeroplane Trio
  • Jasper Sloan Yip
  • Bill Coon Latin Trio


  • Vancouver TheatreSports® League
  • Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
  • I Love You Because
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Pop Up Dances
  • Buskers
  • Mixed Company

When: Friday, February 24, 2012 – 9:00AM – Sunday, February 26, 2012 – 7:00PM
Where: Granville Island

For more information, please visit: http://www.granvilleisland.com/

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James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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