We will be closing our doors all day on Friday the 27th to stand in solidarity with young people around the world who are calling for immediate action in the face of the global climate emergency. If you are able, it would be extremely significant to join us on the 27th from 1pm-5pm in front of Vancouver City Hall.Read More
“ Art speaks to me, as well as for me”
Diana Victoria Newman is a Vancouver born Artist and Expressive Arts Therapist.
After Diana discovered that her artwork held deep truthful insights into her reality and helped to awaken, heal, inspire & liberate her, she was inspired to let the art lead the way.Read More
Familiar blue city skylines decorate the walls of Bandidas this month (and one roaming Sasquatch). The paintings of Vancouverite Corinne Palmer are uniquely charming, and are brightening up the walls of our restaurant.
Corinne’s work will be up for the next month, so be sure to check it out next time you’re around!
The breathtaking photographs of visual effects artist & photographer Brett Swanson are decorating the walls of Bandidas. The prints are an arrangement of scenery in British Columbia; some far away and some close up, but all vivid, colourful and thought provoking.
The prints will be here for a month, and are all available for sale through Brett.
As of June 26th some of our prices will be going up. Please know that we do not raise our prices without serious consideration -- affordability is a core value of our business. We know that access to affordable and healthy food increases individual and community well-being. When people can afford to feed themselves well, they have more capacity to invest in their own lives as well as more capacity to contribute to the city and community in a positive wayRead More
The paintings of Angella King are bringing so much life to our walls this month. She’s an East Van acrylic painter who focuses on abstract paintings, commissioned pet portraits and a touch of collage. Check out her show at Bandidas from now until June 22nd.
See prices, more paintings and visit her website at www.AngellaKing.comRead More
Thanks to everyone who came out to support our third annual fundraiser in celebration of Earth Day! On April 28th we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional donations from customers and our awesome event partners) to RAVEN Trust, an organization that raises legal defense funds for indigenous groups working for environmental change.Read More
Kids have a certain bluntness we adults tend to shy away from when is comes to talking about such uncomfortable things as our environment and what future awaits us. Each year, this show is incredibly impactful and this year is no different. These kids are growing up in an era of significant environmental awareness, and they expressed their thoughts pointedly in this collection.Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to Bandidas on International Women’s Day--the lines were long and you were so very gracious! On March 8th, we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional customer donations and sponsorship from event partners) to various local and national organizations which serve women*.Read More
Inspired by International Women’s Day and launching the same day as our IWD Community Fundraiser, we present a female-led art show by 8 Vancouver artists. Come by the restaurant to see the show until April 21st.Read More
Last year’s International Women’s Day saw our first fundraising event to mark this day. This year’s event will build on the model from last year, but will include even more female artistic voices!
As a thriving female-owned business, it’s important for us to participate in a meaningful way in the International Women’s Day effort.Read More
When we started Bandidas, we had modest dreams and army of friends and family willing to help us make them happen.Read More
Foxes, bears, birds, mountains. Shane Kalyn first showed his work here at Bandidas back in 2015, and we’re so happy to have his wildlife photography back on our walls.
Since he was here last, Shane has teamed up with The Canid Project (thecanidproject.com), a small animal welfare non-profit and will be co-leading canid-based conservation photography workshops starting in the summer of 2019.
Rob Buten’s art is back on our walls, and we couldn’t be happier. We first learned of his work through his participation in our Fireweed Art Show for our inauguration day fundraiser in 2016. A bit more about the artist:Read More
Another t-shirt just arrived at Bandidas, and some actual Bandidas food went into the making on this t-shirt. Designed by Steph Gwynne, this new print is called “Rorschach Fruit". Steph explains, “it’s a play on the Rorschach inkblot tests. I actually used the vegetables/fruits to make the print print, cutting them in half and pressing them into the ink.Read More
Hollis has been a part of the Bandidas community for a very long time. She was a server/bartender here for almost 5 years, and we’ve collaborated on several artistic projects since. We could not be happier to have her unique canvasses and wearable art on our walls.Read More
We’ve wrapped up another successful fundraising day at Bandidas--our first fundraiser marking National Indigenous Peoples Day--and we’ll continue to raise funds for the next month. We believe that any valuable effort for environmental protection must include meaningful dialogue with and leadership from indigenous peoples.Read More