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Mar 25, 2023 12:00 - 14:00
Sunset On Fraser, E 47th Ave & Fraser St

This Spring our beautiful sculptural Pop-Up will have its inaugural launch in the Sunset on Fraser Business Improvement Association at 47th and Fraser on Saturday, March 25th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM.

The Festival’s competition for design and fabrication of Pop-Up Cherry Blossom Festival Travelling Exhibit was awarded to: Brandon Ambros, Dominick Kasal, and Anna von Euw. The “Cherry Charrette” is for young designers across the city to help solve a design problem in connecting humans to nature and to one another.

The Pop-Up will be a vehicle for Making Friends at Festival events and with some of our 22 BIA in Greater Vancouver furthering inclusivity and equity for all our neighbours. The goal of the roving meeting place is to create a space where strangers enter but friends emerge.

Learn more about the Pop-Up structure and program here.





Pop-Up Pavilion: Sunset on Fraser – Activities

Gully Jumpers and Stump Hoppers

Join us for a special pre-event activity from 10:30am-11:30am, prior to the main pop-up event.

That’s what the downtown folk called South Van’s early settlers. Join a seasoned Sunsetter for a stroll into the heart of Fraser Street and a look back at one of the city’s oldest roads. Trams, scams and political bedlam are just down the block. The starting point for this walk is Fraser and 47th, NE corner.

Rob Howatson is a writer, local history buff and lifelong South Van’er. He caught the heritage bug in 2007 when he discovered a time capsule hidden in the old Sunset Community Centre. (It contained rare Bing Crosby footage!) Rob also works for the City of Richmond at Steveston’s heritage sites.

Mara’s Paint and Pass

Looking for a fun and creative activity that both children and adults can enjoy? Look no further than Mara’s Paint and Pass at the Pop Up Pavilion Sunset on Fraser! This collaborative art experience invites participants of all ages and skill levels to paint and pass the canvas, creating a beautiful cherry blossom masterpiece.

No experience is necessary to participate in this activity, making it perfect for both children and adults. With the guidance of our experienced instructors, you’ll be able to create a stunning piece of art while collaborating with other like-minded individuals.

So come join us at the Pop Up Pavilion Sunset on Fraser for a fun-filled evening of creativity and collaboration. Don’t miss out on the chance to create a one-of-a-kind cherry blossom painting!

Mar is a multidisciplinary artist born in the Philippines and based in Vancouver. She uses art as a means to explore her lived experience as the daughter of first-generation immigrants and as a queer woman of color. The pillars of her work are storytelling, community, culture, connection, and collaboration. She uses the pillars to drive her passion for community building, engagement, and advocacy for how art heals us. 

Instagram: @marawrs
Website: https://maracortez.portfoliobox.net/
mail: [email protected]

Petit Architect

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids at the Pop Up Pavilion Sunset on Fraser? Look no further than Petit Architect!

At Petit Architect, we aim to inspire the next generation of architects and urban designers through fun, hands-on workshops that teach sustainable design thinking. During the event, kids can participate in our mini model-building activity using straws, paper, and other materials. By building a mini model of the pop-up pavilion, kids will learn about sustainable design solutions that can help reduce our impact on the environment and create more inviting urban spaces.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, we will be organizing groups of 5 kids at a time, with each group participating in the activity for 20 to 30 minutes. This will allow us to provide individual attention and guidance while maintaining a socially distanced environment.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to inspire your kids to design for a better future! Join us at the Pop Up Pavilion Sunset on Fraser for a fun and educational experience with Petit Architect.


Pop-Up Pavilion: Sunset on Fraser – Performances

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko has been performing in numerous cultural festivals, charity functions, sports and anniversary events for some over 15 years. The group’s aim is to promote and preserve Okinawan style drum-dancing called Eisa, and to share Okinawan cultural heritage. Our membership consists of a mix of several generations to reflect the presentation of grassroots folk art.

Click here to watch their performance The Big Picnic in 2020.


Introducing the band Bungalow, who will be playing at the Pop-Up Pavilion! To give you a taste of their music, check out their music on YouTube. Get ready to be blown away by their unique sound and dynamic performance!


A Special Thanks To

Pop-Up Consultant Team

Steve Schmidt – Peak Construction
Robert Jackson – Fast+Epp
Tobias Fast – Fast+Epp
Gary Smith – Abaton Projects
Peter Kreuk – Durante Kreuk
Jody Patterson – BCIT School of Architecture
Di Wang – Revery Architecture
Earle Briggs – Revery Architecture

Fabrication Team

Absolute Fabrications
BCIT Joinery Department
Vancouver Sign Group
Kaori Kasai

Building Supplies Sponsor

Windsor Plywood
Dunbar Lumber