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A brand new Apple Pacific Centre store opens today at the corner of West Georgia and Howe Streets, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Angled 45 degrees towards the 91-year-old Vancouver Art Gallery, Apple Pacific Centre has a unique orientation compared to the rigid city grid. The store’s facade features 32-foot high glass panels and 10 magnolia trees sourced from the Pacific Northwest. As with all Apple facilities, the new Apple Pacific Centre store is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

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The two-storey store is filled with natural light and offers imposing views of downtown, including the Vancouver Art Gallery. The almost seamless skylight is lit from above and below for stunning night views too!

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A living wall with 144 locally-sourced native plants graces the side of the building. Vancouver is an international city; the Apple staff represents 32 nationalities and collectively speaks 36 languages. Apple commissioned artwork to celebrate the new store opening, led by prominent Canadian designer Mooren (Mo) Bofill with contribution by acclaimed xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) weaver and artist Debra Sparrow.

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Throughout the grand opening weekend, check out Today at Apple, free programming covering art, music, photography and well-being:

– 2 pm: Exclusive: Guided Meditation with JoAnna Hardy
– 4 pm: performance by Bolsen, Vancouver’s own 23-year-old hip-hop experimenter

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[Alia Youssef giving us tips on how to improve our photo skills using iPhone 14]

– 12 pm: Drawing Inspiration from Nature with Mia Ohki
– 3 pm: Making a Powerful Portrait with Vancouver-based photographer Alia Youssef
– 6 pm: Choreographer Chloe Arnold from Spirited performance

– 5 pm: Dream Up Original Illustrations with Tierney Milne

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To celebrate opening day, Apple has partnered with the Vancouver Art Gallery to co-curate a video wall illustration from Canadian visual artist Sandeep Johal. The Vancouver Art Gallery is also hosting Q+As with local artists and photographers following Today at Apple sessions.

Visit Apple online for more info.

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