Business & Arts NL

Spotlight On Partnerships

Spotlight on Stewart McKelvey & Sound Symposium

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any organization. From offering their advice and individual expertise, to helping with administrative duties and marketing efforts, selling tickets to events and everything in between, they truly are the oars that keep the boat moving forward. The folks behind Sound Symposium know this quite well. A biennial celebration of sound, Sound… Read more »

Spotlight on Arts Delight 

Newfoundland and Labrador has more talented and creative folks than you can shake a proverbial stick at. Look around any corner, community and cove and you’ll find any number of songwriters, sculptors, dancers, directors, playwrights and painters plying their trade and making their own unique and indelible mark on our province and culture. A new… Read more »

Spotlight on Perfect Day & the Mary MacDonald Award

For members and supporters of the local arts scene, the name Mary MacDonald is one that resonates far and wide. Much more than a participant and ardent supporter of the community, the beloved artist, arts administrator, curator and writer was a true champion for the arts, who used her voice and work to help lift… Read more »

Spotlight on Union House Arts

With puffins, cool cafes, great hiking and breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see, the Bonavista Peninsula is a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. Now, thanks to the work of a dedicated arts-loving group, there will soon be another reason to place this hot spot at the top of the list…. Read more »

Q&A with Visual Artist Louise Markus

If you’ve visited the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s recently, you might’ve spotted (and heard) a new addition to the atrium foyer on the main floor. On Thursday, May 24, Business & Arts NL proudly unveiled its latest #ComePlayWithMeNL public piano, sponsored by Judy Sparkes-Giannou of Comfort Inn Airport. The piano was beautifully painted… Read more »

Spotlight on Cox & Palmer and Opera on the Avalon (“As One”)

A great piece of art incorporates a variety of voices and experiences and gives us a peek inside the heads of others. A great piece of art challenges our views and preconceptions, and engages and invites us to empathize and see the world from a different perspective. Opera on the Avalon’s latest production does all… Read more »

Spotlight on the Health Sciences Centre “Come Play With Me” Piano

The healing power of music is one that cannot be denied. Now, patients, staff and visitors to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s can tickle the ivories and experience the comfort and joy that music brings. On Thursday morning, Business & Arts NL officially unveiled its sixth #ComePlayWithMe public piano, located on the main… Read more »

Spotlight on Two Whales Coffee Shop

If you’ve ever visited Port Rexton on the beautiful Bonavista Peninsula, you are likely familiar with Two Whales Coffee Shop. The family-run coffee shop and vegetarian restaurant has been a fixture in the area, and a popular spot for locals and visitors to grab a bite, for a decade now. In addition to their coffee,… Read more »

Spotlight on Clean St. John’s Traffic Box Art Program

St. John’s has long been hailed as a colourful city – from its bright jellybean row houses to its interesting local personalities. Thanks to Clean St. John’s Traffic Box Art Program, the city is slowly adding more hues to its ever-growing palette. Started in 2012, the Traffic Box Art Program hires local artists to paint… Read more »

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