Vancouver has an amazing network of Artist Run Centres, many of which are all members of PAARC (the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres).
SWARM is an event that celebrates the diversity of these associations and the thousands of artists that the promote and collaborate with annually. It typically occurs during the second week of September, which means it is happening this week!
There are upwards of 20 organizations that are a part of SWARM and the two night event blurs into a couple of weeks as the exhibitions, openings and festivals connected to SWARM continue after the initial celebration.
It would be impossible to go through the huge list of events connected to SWARM, but we did want to provide you with a few highlights below.