Edgy artists to converge at #VALT2015 (Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week)

Valt-2015I checked out Vancouver Alternative Arts & Fashion Week (VALT) for the first time last year and I loved my experience.  VALT is not your usual fashion show, and the organizers are proud of that difference.  This event brings you the quirky, unusual, and edgy 'as the norm', and it's becoming quite addictive. Now in its fourth year, #VALT2015 will be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver from November 20-22 and the three nights will depicts themes such as Terrestria, Celestia, and Aquatica.  The audience is being encouraged to dress relative to the themes of earth, sky, water on those specific nights.

"VALT differs from more traditional fashion weeks in several ways, with the most obvious being that fashion is not the entire focus of the event," explains Kat Ferneyhough, Creative Director. "We host a visual art exhibition, screen short films, as well as present live musical acts and performance art pieces. VALT is about living in an Alternative Fashion, and it is so much more than simply showing unique clothes."

On Friday, November 20th,  "Terrestria showcases, featuring lush forests, arid deserts, tropical flora, vast tundras, epic mountains, spacious valleys, tectonic plates and volcanic eruptions. Terrestria is slow to change, but complex and deeply interconnected. It is bound by gravity but has created creatures that are not. It is harsh one moment, loving the next, but in the end, Terrestria is home. "
Celestia follows on Saturday, November 21, with "clear blue skies, star sprinkled nights, storms, thunder, lighting, wind, rain, the vacuum of space, nebulae, suns and black holes. Celestia is the unknown heights to which we ever aspire. It is a perpetual mystery, but without Celestia, we would have no dreams for more. "
The weekend will conclude with Aquatica on Sunday, November 22, boasting cerulean waters, glass-still lakes, ponds full of lotus flowers, oceans as far as the eye can see, violent tsunamis and impossibly dark depths. "It is the magical and the terrifying. Aquatica is the unfathomable adventure that lurks just a little too close for comfort."
Here's the 3-day schedule:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 ~ TERRESTRIA 6PM - Doors Open, 7PM - Show Starts 19+ Event - ID Required#VALT2015NIGHT 1 ~ Theme: TERRESTRIA --- Lush forests, arid deserts, tropical flora, vast tundras, epic mountains, spacious valleys, tectonic plates and volcanic eruptions. Terrestria is slow to change, but complex and deeply interconnected. It is bound by gravity but has created creatures that are not. It is harsh one moment, loving the next, but in the end, Terrestria is home.FEATURED DESIGNERS (listed alphabetically):By Trish P., Cavell, Nicole Rose Design, NoSoda Clothing, Protagonist Menswear, Trish Chung.FEATURED PERFORMERS:Kieron Rhys Lillo - MCCelestial Renee, Rainbow Road, AppleCat, Irene Eaves.

FEATURED FILM: Ceci n'est pas un Collier by German Prieto.

FEATURED ARTISTS (listed alphabetically): Áki Jónasson & Alicia Palmar, Alanna Rose Whitney, Andrew Macklin, Erik Zepka, Famous Empty Sky, Flavia Chan, House of Barnes, Irene Eaves, Jenn Brisson, Kaz Simpson, Lydia Fu, Megan Majewski, Nina Pak, Phresha, Shayne Zwickel, Starsha Battrick, Suzann Kingston, Triptych Taylor. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 ~ CELESTIA 6PM - Doors Open, 7PM - Show Starts 19+ Event - ID Required

#VALT2015 NIGHT 2 ~ Theme:  CELESTIA --- Clear blue skies, star sprinkled nights, storms, thunder, lighting, wind, rain, the vacuum of space, nebulae, suns and black holes. Celestia is the unknown heights to which we ever aspire. It is a perpetual mystery, but without Celestia, we would have no dreams for more.

FEATURED DESIGNERS (listed alphabetically):Beauty By Impairment Designs & Drafted Eminence, Carolyn Bruce Designs - Steampunk Jewelry, Lapin Rouge, RadioactiveNerd, Sandra.

FEATURED PERFORMERS:Tristan Risk - MC, Kevin Shazam Li, Quantum Council, Coastline Pilot, Artist Jennifer Little & Miss Morgane.FEATURED ARTISTS (listed alphabetically):Áki Jónasson & Alicia Palmar, Alanna Rose Whitney, Andrew Macklin, Erik Zepka, Famous Empty Sky, Flavia Chan, House of Barnes, Irene Eaves, Jenn Brisson, Kaz Simpson, Lydia Fu, Megan Majewski, Nina Pak, Phresha, Shayne Zwickel, Starsha Battrick, Suzann Kingston, Triptych Taylor.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015 ~ AQUATICA 6PM - Doors Open, 7PM - Show Starts 19+ Event - ID Required

#VALT2015 NIGHT 3 ~ Theme: AQUATICA --- Cerulean waters, glass-still lakes, ponds full of lotus flowers, oceans as far as the eye can see, violent tsunamis and impossibly dark depths. It is the magical and the terrifying. Aquatica is the unfathomable adventure that lurks just a little too close for comfort.

FEATURED DESIGNERS (listed alphabetically):A.M.K, By Trish P., Marjan Rabbani, MJ Paterson, The Slug and Kraken - Starchild Creations, Zollection.

FEATURED PERFORMERS:Ivana Phoque - MC, Dezi: Performer/Artist, Messica Wild, SpeakerFace, Aaron White & Oceana, , Mermaid of the Canadian Pacific.

FEATURED ARTISTS (listed alphabetically):Áki Jónasson & Alicia Palmar, Alanna Rose Whitney, Andrew Macklin, Erik Zepka , Famous Empty Sky, Flavia Chan, House of Barnes, Irene Eaves , Jenn Brisson, Kaz Simpson, Lydia Fu, Megan Majewski, Nina Pak, Phresha, Shayne Zwickel, Starsha Battrick, Suzann Kingston, Triptych Taylor.

Tickets range from $25/evening, $60/weekend pass and $150/VIP weekend pass, and tickets are ONLY available in advance this year! More information about #VALT2015 can be found at www.VALT.caVALT's mission is to provide an enriching alternative to the commercial fashion and gallery experience, to celebrate and promote the creativity of emerging artists & designers, and to nurture and promote the arts and fashion culture of Vancouver. VALT is run by the Style, Entertainment, Art & Media Society - SEAMS, a non-profit organization focusing on the development of local arts programming that assists emerging and fringe artists of every medium and media in the province of BC, while fostering a community of culture appreciation.

#VALT2015 Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver (50 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC - Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mHSFzS3QZWB2)
19+ Event (ID Required) - Doors Open 6PM, Shows 7-11PM - Dress to each theme and be part of the immersive art experience!