Virtual Charity Festivals 2020

Virtual Charity Festivals 2020

Collaborations With IMPACT Festival

The Art Party is collaborating with IMPACT Festival for joint charity festivals July 16 to 20 and September 5 weekend. These events are live stream to 3D Virtual World with over 10 million active users and Zoom, a video and web conferencing platform. The Art Party has grown an audience of +10,000 social media contacts with +1000 Mailchimp contacts for workshops and events. 

The United Nations has declared September 5 yearly as International Day of Charity. As a non-profit in Canada, The Art Party is planning to participate and collaborate with IMPACT Festival for online events with DJs and live paintings, along with break out rooms for live workshops using Zoom.

For IMPACT Festivals in 2020, The Art Party is providing Google Ad Grants for promotions in 2020. The Art Party is also providing support for Zoom workshops with Zoom moderators during the virtual festivals and also in-between to promote the workshop trainers.

There are multiple causes for IMPACT Festivals in 2020, including the Artist Relief  Impact Fund to support artists who perform at Impact Festival and its associated streams. 100% of this fund will be given to participating artists, divided fairly by the fraction of viewers of each artist’s stream. IMPACT Festival is also supplementing through grand stand sponsorship. ❤️

IMPACT Festival in 2019 had over 1,000 live attendees and raised over $40,000 for charities. For 2020, IMPACT Festival will be virtual with the goal of over 100,000 and up to 1 million virtual attendees on Twitch.TV and up to 1,000 participants on Zoom to raise online cash donations.

Why Join A Virtual Festival? 

Burning Man will be virtual this year and take place in the multiverse because of the ongoing threat of COVID-19. It usually brings in crowds of over 80,000 to Black Rock, Nevada, but in 2020 it will take place online. It’s not just Burning Man, but all summer festivals are banned in 2020; all governments in Canada and the USA have placed a ban on all large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These summer festivals typically feature live music, art, alternative workshops, food vendors and more. 

There is a need for community building and social engagement, even with social distancing laws. The virtual charity festivals will take place entirely online. Similar to live in-person workshops at festivals, virtual workshops at a virtual festival could have break-out rooms with art-making, vegan / veg cooking demos, yoga, and skillshare workshops. 

The Art Party is focused on vegan / veg cooking demos for the Zoom workshops as this is a good fit with the IMPACT Festival audience who is looking to reduce their carbon footprint with a more plant-based diet. There is also a surge in online vegan / veg cooking classes since COVID-19 outbreak, with millions of cooking related searches on Google. The current and other previous pandemics are zoonotic (disease transmission from animals to humans). We will require at least 2 volunteer moderators to help up to 1,000 participants during Zoom breakout sessions to view and send video, screen share, annotate and security. 

About The Art Party

The Art Party focuses on the development and promotions of Creatives & Changemakers in the Creative Economy. We provide services that build and connect our communities with social networking, as well as space for arts cultural events and skills training for Creatives & Changemakers. This empowers these passionate entrepreneurs to make a positive social impact. We’ve co-produced and co-promoted over 30 events and workshops since 2014. 

We co-produced and co-promoted the successful Crowdfunding Success to Help 270 Creatives & Changemakers get their projects funded with The Tribe (sponsored workshop space), FundRazr (keynote speaker), Spring (community promotions) and Blackbox Print (graphic design and printed postcards). Crowdfunding already has a successful track record funding artistic and creative projects, or community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects.

Earth Charter® Endorser

The Art Party is an endorser of Earth Charter® principles for a just, sustainable and peaceful planet. Earth Charter as an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. 

The Art Party participated in Earth Charter events in Canada by providing artists on Earth Charter Day. The Art Party also collaborated on a local food event at DUDOC Vancouver. The Art Party intends to seek support for the Virtual Charity Day Festival with Earth Charter Canada. As a sponsor, Earth Charter Canada could host an Earth Charter workshop. 

The Art Party Organizers

Liza J. Lee: (Marketing Director & Zoom Moderator) has over 10 years of experience in marketing and copywriting. She’s been specializing in technology and online marketing since 2016. She’s a Google Local Guide with +5 million photo views in Vancouver, Canada since 2018. She’s also a co-founder of our non-profit The Art Party, with +30 live events. We now provide online skills training on Zoom.

Kertus Cramer: (Business & Life Coach Director) Making The Right Decisions – Integrate Your Vast Ideas And Needs Into Full Expression: With my assistance, you will transform your plans from “someday, maybe” into “no time at all.”

Kevin Seng: (Artist Development Director) is the founder of Golden Brush Art, a Vancouver born company with the purpose of showcasing talented artists through live painting. We spotlight amazing artists and their artwork through our signature Battle of the Brush live painting competition 3 times per year. We also showcase the artists through private events held by local companies and at weddings. We have worked with over 200 Vancouver artists for over 30 shows.

Bob Garlick: (Photographer & Coach) has been shooting all over the world for many years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today. With over 30 years of experience working with magazine editors, agencies and writers, Bob has the background to develop and produce editorial style photographs that no other photographer can offer.

Partner Organizations

IMPACT Festival is a non-profit festival with the purpose of empowering our attendees to make a positive impact on the world. IMPACT Festival is more than just a music event, it is a cultural movement that strives to create a more sustainable music festival, while pushing the boundaries of music, arts and harm reduction. IMPACT started in 2019 with bringing in over 80 musical acts and various art installations and workshops. With the help of our community and the ENUF foundation we were able to raise $40,000 for charity in our first year.   

Earth Charter speakers on 16 ethical principles to foster sustainable development. The Earth Charter Cities Manifesto is a call to action that was developed to help communities, cities, colleges, and companies implement the Earth Charter, affiliation with United Nations. 

3D Virtual World is the most advanced 3D environment on the web with instream advertising from Utherverse with over 10 million members. 3D internet development provides virtual environments that include live entertainment, online dating, charitable events, business opportunities and even education. Utherverse is a social network of interconnected virtual worlds. We offer opportunities for people to meet, play and work together regardless of their physical location. You explore this rich and diverse network with an Avatar, a virtual representation of your online persona.

Yoga Therapy International (YTI) has been a Registered Yoga School (RYT 200 & 500) with Yoga Alliance in Therapeutic Yoga since 2009 and recently became one of the first Accredited Programs in the world with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Maggie Reagh, the Founding Director, has been practicing Yoga Therapy for 12 years and teaching Therapeutic Yoga for 15 years. She has trained 9 Therapeutic Yoga Teachers and 6 Yoga Therapists since starting her training program in 2009. 

Happy Bains is a Canadian Success Coach, former Indian and International Model, Actor, Fashion & Event Director, Celebrity Manager, he is now a certified and professional Consultant, Speaker, Seminar Leader, Career and Business Advancement Coach and proud Founder of GURU! Global Consulting. A vegan since childhood, Happy will talk about vegan cooking, time management and how plant-based protein is a solution for our current pandemic crisis affecting our global food supply chain. 

The Art Party Promotions

In addition to Google Ad Grants (up to $10,000 / month in-kind sponsorship), The Art Party will promote IMPACT Festivals on Facebook. The Art Party Community Facebook Group represents a diverse group of artists, creatives and changemakers across races, genders and ages in Metro Vancouver. We can also invite a maximum of 500 friends on each account for a total of 1000 to a Facebook Event. (+4000 friends) (+4900 friends) (+1400 fans) (+1500 fans) (+2000 members)

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Vegan Recipes & Resources

Vegan Recipes & Resources

Instantly Download Vegan Recipes Below

The vegan lifestyle represents a commitment to improving your health plus contributing to the environment and community by avoiding animal foods. It is also a socially conscious decision for a lot of people. If you want to further reduce your impact on the environment, eat local foods whenever you can and certainly buy organic. Also, try to stay away from genetically modified foods.

But Vegan diets have always been challenged for the widespread myth that plants cannot provide for all nutrients in the body especially amino acids and protein.

So, the Famous Question… “Where Do Vegans Get Their Protein?” And The Answer Is That There Are Tons Of Protein Sources In A Vegan Diet And It’s Not Difficult To Get The Amount You Need. And No, You Don’t Have To Eat Copious Amounts Of Beans To Achieve That.

We are sharing some easy to make vegan Recipes That Are Suitable For Those Looking For Some Extra Protein In Their Diets with gluten free options too.

Here are a few easy high protein vegan recipes to get started:

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions and Total Time: 5 minutes

In a blender on pulse setting, pour in the cashew nuts, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder. Process the ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into an airtight container and use it as the recipe desires.

Vegan Cashew Cheese

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup water or as needed

Directions and Total Time: 10 minutes

In a blender on pulse setting, process the cashew nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and water until smooth. Adjust the taste with more lemon juice, salt, and black pepper as desired and blend again. Pour the mixture into an airtight container and use it as the recipe desires.

Vegan Mayonnaise

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 cup of soft tofu
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil

Directions and Total Time: 5 minutes

In a blender on low speed, process tofu, lemon juice, white vinegar, nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, salt, and maple syrup until blended. Add vegetable oil and blend until oil and mixture are emulsified after one minute.

Check out more vegan recipes below. 


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Vancouver Happy Hours


Enjoy Happy Hours Before Art Openings

Most Vancouver art openings occur on Thursday evenings, as well as occasionally on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Here’s a list of Vancouver Happy Hours featuring local businesses, usually between 3pm to 6pm. We usually like to have an early dinner of Happy Hour appetizers before attending art openings, which are often after 6pm for several hours.

One of our Vancouver Happy Hours photos at Calabash Bistro got over 600,000 views on Google Local as this is helpful for visitors. Restaurant owners are also welcome to invite us for a Happy Hour visit. Contact us at The Art Party Facebook Page.

See Vancouver Happy Hours Album on our Facebook Page.


Chinatown Vancouver

Calabash Bistro
428 Carrall St.,
Tues-Fri 5-7pm
Cheap Poutine, Jerk Chicken Skewers, Jamaican Patties, Dark & Stormys, beer, wine

The Emerald
555 Gore St.,
Tues-Fri 5-7pm
Snacks $5; share plates and salads $10; select beers $4; house wines $5; half-price cocktails

185 Keefer St.,
Daily 4:30-6:00pm
Food specials $6-$10, “wood boards” $21-$23; beer and cider $5; cocktails and aperitifs $7 to $8; tap wines $7

The Keefer Bar
135 Keefer St.,
Sun-Fri 5-7pm
All food 2-for-1 (with purchase of drinks and parties of nine or less); wines and Aprerol spritz $8 each; nightly specials

Mamie Taylor’s
251 E. Georgia St.,
Mon-Fri 5-6pm; Sat-Sun 3-5pm
Draft beer $5; wine $6; the Mamie Taylor cocktail $6; select snacks $1-$2 each

The Union
219 Union St.,
“Late night” Happy Hour Fri-Sat 11:30pm-close; Sun all day
Food specials $6-$17; daily beer features

Downtown Vancouver

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
845 Burrard St.,
Daily 3-6pm
Food specials $5-$10; local oysters $2 each; select beers and highballs $5 each; select wines and cocktails $6 each

Café Medina
780 Richards St.,
Mon-Fri 2-3pm
House “libation” cocktails $7; draught beer $5; “coffee spikes” $4

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
1055 W. Hastings St.,
Daily 3-6pm
Craft beer pints $5; select wines $6; select American whiskey $5; oysters $1-$2 (6 per person, per order); select food $10-$13

1054 Alberni St.,
Daily 2:30-5:30pm
Draft beer, wines, highballs, Sangria and Caesars $5 each; martinis $8; oysters $1.50 each; small plates and sushi rolls $7.95-$12.95

Homer St. Cafe and Bar
898 Homer St.,
Mon-Fri 2:30-5pm
Wishbone lager, house wines, highballs, snacks and desserts $5 each

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
637 Hornby St.,
Mon-Fri 3-6pm
Featured red and white wines $9 each; bottled beer $5; feature cocktails half off; snacks $3-$5

Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House
777 Thurlow St.,
Daily 4-6pm (at bar only)
Wine, highballs and Red Truck pints $5 each; $12 oysters (6 per order, per person); small plates $5.95-$13.95

Market by Jean-Georges
1115 Alberni St.,
Daily 3-6pm and 9pm-close
Draught beer and house wines $6 each; featured cocktails $8; snacks $9-$11

Tableau Bar Bistro
1181 Melville St.,
Daily 2:30-5:30-pm and 9pm-close
Select menu items half price; Blonde Bombshell lager, select highballs, wines and sparkling wine $5 each

1300 Robson St.,
Daily 3-6pm
$4 pilsner; half off “Snacks” menu

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar
900 Seymour St.,
Daily 2-6pm
Select cocktails $8-$9; select wines $5 glass, $35 bottle; Brio Icelandic Pilsner $7; Angry Orchard cider $6; antipasti $5-$9

Yew Seafood + Bar
791 W. Georgia St.,
“Reverse” Happy Hour daily 8-11pm
Select cocktails and small plates $10 each

Gastown Vancouver

Belgard Kitchen
55 Dunlevy Ave.,
Mon-Thurs 3-6pm
Food specials $7-$9, daily wine selections and Postmark brewing pint $5 each

Catch 122
122 W. Hastings St.,
Tues-Fri 4-6pm; Sat-Sun 5-6pm
Select beers, wines and highballs $5 each; select cocktails $7; snacks $4-$10

La Mezcaleria
68 E .Cordova St.,
Tues-Sun 3-6pm
Ceviche Callejero $6; Quesito Fundido $8; house wines, draft beers and Paloma cocktails $5 each

350 Carrall St.,
Daily 5-6:30pm; 10:30pm-late
Daily food specials; classic cocktails $7.50; wine $6; tall cans of Tiger beer $5

Tacofino Taco Bar
15 W. Cordova St.,
Daily 3-6pm
Food specials $5-$10; all draft beer $5; red or white wine $1 off; margaritas $8

Yaletown Vancouver

Hapa Izakaya
1193 Hamilton St.,
Daily 5-6pm, plus 9pm-close (Sun-Thurs only)
Food specials $3.50-$6.50; draft beer $4; wine $5

La Pentola
350 Davie St.,
Daily 9pm-late
Food specials $5; draft beer $4; wines $5; negroni $6

1118 Mainland St.,
Daily 4:30-6pm
Select aburi sushi and sushi rolls $16-$17.50; “Kanpai Dui” of feature beer and Kaisen tempura $12

Provence Marinaside
1177 Marinaside Cres.,
Daily 3-5pm
Select wines $5; small plates $5-$6

Rodney’s Oyster House
1228 Hamilton St.,
Mon-Sat 3-6pm
Food specials $6.95-$13.95

1079 Mainland St.,
Daily 3-6pm and 9pm-midnight (except Sun, to 11pm)
Food specials $5.50-$6.75; wines $5-$7; martinis and cocktails $6-$7; draft beer $5

East Vancouver

The Brighton
2471 E. Hastings St.,
Daily 3-8pm
Lonetree cider, Dirty Girl pilsner, house wine and select highballs $3.50 each

Jackalopes Neighbourhood Dive
2257 E Hastings St,
Daily 4-6pm, 9pm-11pm
Cheap eats. All draft pints $5 each

The Cascade
2616 Main St.,
Daily 3-6pm
Draught beer and wine $5 each; cocktails $6; Jack Daniels shots $4-$7; beer and a shot $8; snacks $4-$8; banger and a beer $8; burger and a beer $15

136 E. Broadway,
Daily 5-6pm
Tequila or Jameson shots $3; local draughts $5; wine $6; select cocktails $7

646 Kingsway,
Mon-Sat 5-6:30pm
Daily beer ($4) and wine ($6) selections; burger and a beer $20; rotating food features half price

El Camino’s
3250 Main St.,
Daily 3-4 pm and 10pm-close; Sundays 4-10pm
Select tapas, tacos and desserts $6-$15

La Mezcaleria
1622 Commercial Dr.,
Tues-Sun 3-6pm
Ceviche Callejero $6; Quesito Fundido $8; house wines, draft beers and Paloma cocktails $5 each

What’s Up? Hot Dog!
2481 E. Hastings,
Daily 3-6pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon cans, Lonetree cider, select wines and highballs $3.50 each

Westside Vancouver

1600 Howe St.,
Mon-Fri 3:30-5pm
Oysters $2 each; select wines $6; rotating food and cocktail specials

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio
1193 Denman St.,
Daily 2-5pm
Beer $5; wine $5; mulled wine $8; highballs $5; food specials $10-$13

The Blind Sparrow
751 Denman St.,
Daily 4-6pm
Pints $5; wine $6; feature taco $3; food specials $8-$10

833 Denman St.,
Mon-Fri 4:30-6pm
Special Happy Hour food items $3 each; beer pints $5, wine and highballs $4 each

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
2201 W. 1st Ave.,
Daily 3-6pm
Craft beer pints $5; select wines $6; select American whiskey $5; oysters $1-$2 (min. 6 per person, per order); select food $5-$9

1943 Cornwall Ave.,
Daily 4-6pm
Past Blue Ribbon (sleeve) and Good Company lager (can) $4 each; select highballs $4.50

Score on Davie
1262 Davie St.,
Daily specials

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