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Still Moon Arts Society

Still Moon Arts Society was founded in 2004 after the success of the first Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival in 2003 and has gone on to create 17 Moon Festivals. Carmen Rosen created the society with committed neighbours who became long-standing board members and supporters.
SMAS originally focused on building the Moon Festival, leading ravine clean-ups, creating mosaics, benches and the labyrinth around Renfrew Ravine. As SMAS grew, it initiated youth performance training in stilts, dance, costume and theatre, and developed larger performance/art projects that drew attention to Still Creek such as Spirit Fish 2009-11 and Reflecting Still Creek 2012-13. With rising visibility SMAS contributed to the Renfrew Ravine and Park Master plan and other community and watershed plans. 2014 - 2017 SMAS painted 5 Lost stream street murals and one fieldhouse wall mural to commemorate portions of Still Creek buried under streets, parks and school grounds. Significant growth began in 2017 with the 5050 Joyce Pop-up Studio, Still Creek Stories site specific performance and companion book “What Comes to Light; Stories of Still Creek Lost and Found”, Wild Salmon Caravan participation 2016-17. 2018 SMAS launched the Alder Eco-Arts Hub and was a key contributor to Birds on Parade project opening the International Ornithological Congress. In 2019 SMAS artists Carmen Rosen and Willoughby Arevalo completed "Fruiting Bodies" and "Mycelial Connections" three living sculptures that sprout edible oyster mushrooms. In 2020 SMAS began a two year intensive stewardship project "Shedding light on Still Creek" with Environmental Youth Alliance. When the pandemic hit we were able to pivot to offer outdoor art and stewardship programs with small groups and digital gatherings such as our Dawn Chorus event which combined digital learning with individual listening and uploading to the website to create our collaborative dawn chorus event

Parks we work in:

  • Slocan Park
  • Renfrew Ravine Park
  • Beaconsfield Park
  • Beaconsfield Park

Things we do:

  • dance
  • environmental education
  • environmental restoration
  • gardening
  • invasive species removal
  • music
  • stewardship
  • visual arts

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 3690 Vanness Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Get in touch!