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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 »

Spotlight on the Spring Etsy: Made in Canada Market at Atlantic Place

When you support local artists, crafters and artisans, you are not only helping sustain their individual practices/businesses, you are also supporting the local economy – helping create a climate in which the creative community as a whole can thrive. This is one lesson that the Etsy: Made in Canada market is teaching – in a… Read more »

Spotlight on Stantec & Suzuki Talent Education Program

Most arts groups/organizations have a lot on their plates. From practicing, producing and marketing their work, to meeting with board members and ensuring that their mandate is being carried out, there is often much to do and a limited amount of time and resources with which to do it. This is where the value of… Read more »

Spotlight on National Volunteer Week & Business Volunteers for the Arts

Volunteers make the world go round. Those who give freely of their time and expertise for the benefit of others, without expecting anything in return, provide more value than they know. During National Volunteer Week (NVW), April 15-21, we take the time to say thank you to Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and recognize their contributions… Read more »

Spotlight on White Hills Resort

There’s a special kind of joy that comes with breathing new life into an old object – giving it a renewed meaning and purpose. Where one person sees a busted snowboard, another sees a blank canvas. And if you’ve glided down the slopes at White Hills Resort in Clarenville this season, you too might be… Read more »

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