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Art workshop, 'Sun Songs' at this Coquitlam arts hub in May

Place des Arts in Coquitlam has back-to-back parties for art fans and music lovers later this month.

A Coquitlam arts hub has back-to-back parties for art fans and music lovers later this month.

On Friday, May 24, Place des Arts hosts its Music/Art Mash-up, an adult-only bash that mixes crafting with live string music.

Participants will combine alcohol inks with press flowers and botanicals while listening to the entertainment. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maillardville centre. Supplies will be included and a cash bar will be open.

For tickets at $26 per person or two for $42, visit or call 604-664-1636.

And on Saturday, May 25, join three-time JUNO-nominated musician Jodi Proznick for a concert to promote her latest album Sun Songs.

A Port Coquitlam resident, Proznick and her band — made up of Proznick on bass, Noah Franche-Nolan on piano, Jon Bentley on tenor saxophone and Shruti Ramani on vocals — will play jazz and pop songs from her collection.

In 2022, Proznick received the Platinum Jubilee Art and Music Award from B.C.’s lieutenant governor, as well as the Jazz Artist of the Year title at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Over the years, she’s performed with such Canadian music luminaries as Bill Henderson, Laila Biali, Phil Dwyer and Guido Basso.

Her Ostara Project with Amanda Tosoff highlights Canadian women in jazz; its self-titled début album from the Grammy-award winning label Cellar Live, of Coquitlam, also came out in 2022.

Tickets are $21/$16 via or by calling Place des Arts.