Arts and Crafts

Vancouver’s Punjabi Market on Unceded Musqueam Land

Thu Oct 14 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Digital Branch

Reviving Community Through Art

Join us for Indigenous artist, Debra Sparrow, and South Asian artist, Jag Nagra. They will be discussing their imaginative collaboration on the revival of Vancouver’s historic Punjabi Market.

This project is curated by the Indian Summer Art Society’s Indian Summer Festival. The project is partly a land acknowledgment to the Musqueam Nation, on whose unceded territory the Punjabi Market sits.

Through bold, colourful street banners portraying traditional Indigenous and Punjabi patterns, designs, and symbols, it paves the way for revitalizing the Punjabi Market. The Punjabi Market was once North America’s largest South Asian market hub.

Ultimately, the art created by Debra and Jag encompasses the Indian Summer Art Society’s belief “in the transformative power of the arts, and their ability to offer society’s most renewable resource: hope”.

Age: Adults

For this online program, we’ll be using Microsoft Teams. You’ll need: a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam; or your smartphone, or iPad/tablet. Please, turn off video and mic when joining.

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