Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family FUSE Weekend aims to beat summer boredom


There might be grey skies in our forecast right now, but for the weekend of August 10-11, the Vancouver Art Gallery is giving families a reason to cheer up. Their Family FUSE Weekend offers a ton of terrific kid-focused programming aimed at beating summer boredom, while firing up creativity.

Family FUSE Weekend beats summer boredom. Photo by Albert Law/courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery

Highlights of the Saturday and Sunday program include the following:

  • Vancouver’s experimental musical trio Hubbub will respond to works by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Vancouver’s All Bodies Dance Project will lead movement inspired by the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti
  • Local artist and “b-boy” Dedos from the Canadian hip-hop group Rascalz will lead a kid-friendly hip-hop dance workshop in reference to Views of the Collection: The Street

Kids can start their journey of art-inspired discovery in the Lobby of the Art Gallery by picking up their “road map” to their adventure. While checking out the current exhibits, curious kiddos can enjoy the live performances, opportunities to get hands-on and create art of their own, and move their busy bodies.

All of the Family FUSE programming is free for members and kids 12 and under (who are accompanied by a ticketed adult). For full details, check out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s website.

Family FUSE Weekend

When: August 10 and 11, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free for memberss and kids 12 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom