It’s still sort of a secret, but… We’re #bringingBEback!

BE Gastown

Coming Soon!

outside, free, live + online

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We’re inviting several teams of local creatives to make installations, site-specific performances and experiential happenings for BE Gastown. Disrupting typical making and watching, audiences, residents and passersby will be invited to view and participate live and online.


Brief Encounters started in Gastown in 2004 at The Space. Our return to Gastown’s Guilt & Co. in 2014 reminded us of our history and of how vital this community is to Vancouver.

We embolden artists to step outside of their usual processes, to create synergistic experiences. Imagination and collaboration determine the nature of the projects. While we never know what the artists will come up with, for BE Gastown we’re inviting projects that bring viewer, performer, citizen and city closer together.