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Venables to Grandview Cut
Vancouver, BC

Italian culture, community and ART take over Commercial Drive All things Italian will once again take over Commercial Drive on Sunday, June 14, for Vancouver’s largest cultural street festival, the 6th Annual Italian Day. Celebrating more than 50 years of Italian heritage in Vancouver, Italian Day brings together the best that Italy has to offer in our own backyard. This year’s festival puts a special focus on Italian ART, with pre-event showcases of Italian film and painting, and breathtaking examples of Italian design, music, theatre, food, crafts and activities throughout the event!

Event: Italian Day on the Drive
Location: Commercial Drive (all festivities positioned along The Drive from Venables to Grandview Cut)
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On-site contact: Brunella Gaudio (604.728.8252)

Kicking off the cultural celebration this year is an all-new Italian Day Film Festival, which will present eight classic Italian films at the Rio Theatre, along with a free outdoor screening June 5 at the Italian Cultural Centre (Beaconsfield Park).

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, an exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, organized by the American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums, in collaboration with Italian Day cultural partner the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, will also lead up to the event, giving viewers an immersive Italian ART experience from the Middle Ages to modern times starting June 12.

For more information on the events leading up to Italian Day, visit