House of Vans

May 30, 2019
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The House of Vans is where Off The Wall Lives.

It’s a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its door. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Waterloo, London, as well as pop-ups around the world, the House of Vans is home to the creativity that moves us. House of Vans comes to Vancouver for four days of action packed events.

Taking place at the Harbour Event Centre at 760 Pacific Boulevard (formally known as the Edgewater Casino), House of Vans Vancouver programming will include live musical performances by John Maus, and Canadian hip hop duo, 88GLAM. Creative activations include ROCK SOLID celebrating 5 Years of Crack Gallery and a variety of workshops including screen printing, zine making, cartooning with Los Angeles based artist Jay Howell, and a Vans Customs workshop. House of Vans will also host a street market showcasing local vendors and a skatepark built and designed in partnership with key partners in the skateboard community to honour Vancouver’s rich history in skateboarding.

The pop-up event will host daily open skate sessions in a custom indoor skatepark and a Skate Skool clinic for beginners. Additionally, House of Vans is proud to present Get on Board: a celebration of women’s skateboarding. The initiative invites women of all ages to participate in on-site skate clinics, inspiring a new wave of women’s skateboarding progression.

“As one of the key cultural hubs in Canada we are excited to bring the House of Vans to Vancouver for the first time ever.” said Vans Canada Marketing Director, Alex Auchu. “We collaborated closely with the local community to bring Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit to life. With an event location right on the harbour and exciting interactive experiences, like our Skate Skool, creative workshops and the Street Market, House of Vans provides a platform to highlight and support the thriving creative culture of Vancouver.”

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Everyone is invited to enjoy the experience and be immersed in what it means to live “Off the Wall”!
No need to rsvp – just show up and bring your friends! The event is FREE and open to the public of ALL AGES