Classes and Meetings


Eat The Rich meeting - 5:30pm

Eat The Rich is a purple thistle pod that is running food centred events, and working to create a youth-driven community kitchen in east vancouver.

Collective Meeting - 7pm

Where brains meet and decisions are made. The Purple Thistle is run by a group of young people who use the space. If you want to propose a new group, get more involved in the Thistle, or ask us questions. Come down to a meeting. Everyone is welcome.

to contact the collective, email Sylvia or carla



Screen Printing Workshops/Support!

every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 pm. come with ideas, images, art and get support from our awesome artists! FREE! of course.


we work on zines, talk about our plans for workshops and do many other awesome things! all welcome. or shoot us an email!



Sunday (closed to drop-in)

The Thistle Institute Seminar Sessions!

More information coming soon - contact us at to find out more! and check out our website about the Social Spaces Summit!

Contact info:

Tours and to talk with the collective

Contact Info or Carla:

Life Drawing A night to practice drawing bodies. contact: Mike

RAIN: Guerrilla Art Group: Contact:

Guerrilla Gardening! Contact Marla:

Silkscreening Learn how to burn screens and silkscreen your tshirts, patches and more. Contact
or Sarah:

Youngunz An arts afternoon for youth 11-15 including writing, photography, silkscreening and much else.
Contact Sylvia: 

Website Related
Contact Carla :

Purple Thistle Institute

All other inquiries