Vancouver All Galleries
The Silk Purse was built over 50 years ago as a honeymoon cottage for newlyweds and has housed a collection of Canadian memorabilia over the years. On the waterfront near John Lawson Park, it's home to the West Vancouver Community Arts Council and hosts exhibitions on a regular basis. Tues to Sun noon - 5 pm (Jul, Aug 10 am - 6 pm)
MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions -- including Bill Reid's iconic “The Raven and the First Men,” and the new Multiversity Galleries, showcasing 10,000 objects from around the world. Café MOA, an elegant shop, and free tours. Spring/Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26.
The West Vancouver Museum & Archives is a community facility located in the historic Gertrude Lawson House. Officially opened in 1994, it features a dynamic exhibition and educational program, archives, and a gift shop. Tues to Sat noon - 4:30 pm.
The gallery, located in the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, is mandated to educate and develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation of visual art, and to enrich the lives of community members of all ages by exposing them to art. Exhibits vary in theme and medium from classical still life to contemporary abstract. Sun 9 am - 9 pm, Mon to Thurs 8:30 am - 10:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am - Shabbat Closing and closed Sat all day.
Specializing in contemporary museum-quality Northwest Coast Native and Inuit artwork, the gallery showcases works by master carvers and is known for discovering emerging talent. An important collection of jewellery, ceremonial masks, totem poles, bentwood chests, original paintings and serigraphs, miniatures and reading materials. Professional appraisal services available. Mon to Sat 10 am - 7 pm, Sun and hol 11 am - 5 pm. Second location in Gastown.
The primary objective is the presentation of exhibitions and public programmes that effectively communicate the role of the gallery and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design as an active site for the exhibition, discussion, teaching and production of art and design through regional, national and international exhibitions that reflect the range of disciplines taught at the Institute. Mon to Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
Katherine McLean's working studio and gallery features her colourful still-life ceramics and large encaustic paintings with the garden as theme. Visitors can watch as her art comes alive. Located in Railspur Alley directly opposite the Agro Cafe in the heart of Granville Island. Thurs to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
The DPW Gallery is a 230 square foot space devoted to the exhibition of contemporary fine art original prints. The gallery hosts members' exhibitions throughout the year and also stocks an extensive and varied selection of affordable prints, representing a wide range of subject matter and print techniques. Wed to Sun 11 am - 5 pm (Daily 11 am - 5 pm Jun to Sep).
Caroun Art Gallery represents its own roster of artists working in a variety of media and is open to new artist proposals. The gallery also offers exhibition space on a rental basis to groups and individuals. Exhibitions usually change twice per month. Daily noon - 8 pm.
The gallery's role is to organize exhibitions of the work of Francophone and Francophile artists to cultivate an appreciation for the arts among Vancouverites as part of the greater mandate of the Centre, incorporated in 1974, to promote education by offering French-language educational services and programs to residents of the Vancouver metropolitan area. Mon to Thurs 9 am - 9 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. (From Jun 21 Mon to Thurs 9 am - 5 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm.
Maynards has offered fine art and antique auction and appraisal services in Western Canada for more than a century. At their new location they have added contemporary art auctions to their specialties. As well as sales by auction, they can provide private sales between parties, sales to and from public museums and galleries, together with appraisal services. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Home for two distinct art forms: the "International Fine Art Collection" features paintings, bronzes & etchings by artists who evoke the timeless qualities of beauty in works spanning classical methods of creation and contemporary themes; a separate "Soul of Africa Collection" exhibits sculpture from leading Zimbabwean artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm.
This contemporary fine arts gallery recently returned to its original location, exhibiting the work of both established and emerging artists. Ayden Gallery holds exhibits and events at other venues around the city as well as at their home location. Thurs to Sun 2 pm - 9 pm and by appt.
Recently opened on the rooftop of the W-Six building in South Granville's Gallery Row, Pousette Gallery offers contemporary art with flare from Canadian and international artists. The view alone from the twin galleries is worth the brief elevator ride. Director Maryann Pousette Gebauer brings an international sensibility to her selection of artists and their works. International shipping. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm or by appointment. Consult website for extended hours during exhibitions.
The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May).
The Kozai (Japanese for 'hard woods') Modern gallery was opened in 2003 by Ron Cromie a long-time resident of Japan and China. It brings together a tightly edited and exclusive collection of local West Coast studio furniture and artisan lighting, complemented by carefully selected chair and lighting lines from Japan. Their designs are clean and simple, and focus on ergonomic comfort and end-use. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
Vancouver's oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada's most respected has returned to South Granville. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada's North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
This cooperative gallery comprises more than ten local artists presenting paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, jewellery and pottery. The gallery also hosts regular consignment shows. Framing services available. Wed to Sat 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
Dorian Rae established her Asian and African art gallery in 1978 after having lived, traveled extensively, and collected tribal art and textiles in Southeast Asia. She selects each piece based on its authenticity and artistic value. The collection includes ancient artifacts, oriental antiques, and authentic tribal art from West Africa and Southeast Asia. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat till 5 pm.
This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm.
Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and hand-carved masks and bentwood boxes. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Established in 2012, Leo Koo Gallery specializes in contemporary art. It is an artist-friendly gallery dedicated to emerging and established artists who embrace new media and contemporary art practice -- resulting in new artistic languages and experiences. They aspire to make Canadian art accessible to both the new and established collector across the country. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Masterworks by Inuit, Northwest Coast, Maori and Plains artists are displayed side-by-side to compare cultural styles and the shared themes of shamanism, transformation, family and cultural identity. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
Studio-gallery in the famed 1000 Parker building. A variety of abstract and expressionist paintings, collages and mixed media works. Now showing the Urban Rhapsody paintings, as well as works from the Japan, Vital Gesture, River, and Black Tusk series. By appointment only.
Elan Fine Art Limited is a private showroom in Vancouver. The focus is on contemporary and modern Canadian and international secondary market works, as well as representing the estate of Joseph Kyle. It is designed to give the opportunity to view works in a focused, concentrated manner, free from distraction. By appointment. Entrance in lane between 4 and 5 Ave, just west of Burrard St.
The Equinox Gallery was founded by Elizabeth Nichol in 1972 and from the beginning, has been committed to presenting the work of local and Canadian artists in the context of an international program. Along with a roster of acclaimed senior, mid-career and emerging artists, many of whom have had career retrospectives and monographic publications, the gallery also represents artists' estates. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.
Established in 1978, Westbridge Fine Art Ltd. specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian and international works of art. Thur to Sat noon - 5 pm.
This intimate gallery, with an adjacent studio, features outstanding original hand-pulled prints. Exhibitions change monthly and feature contemporary printmaking from artists across Canada and internationally. Knowledgable staff can also help choose from over 1000 original prints made by its members in the Malaspina studio. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
This antique print and map gallery was established in 1979. A past president of the BC Map Society, and a member of I.M.C.O.S., Joyce Williams has been selling books and etchings by Charles Van Sandwyk for 22 years. She also has a good selection of botanicals, architecturals, views, and natural history. Partner Don Clark has specialized in Japanese Woodblock Prints for over 30 years. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
The Art Emporium offers a large inventory of paintings by all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, as well as other major Canadian, French and American artists of the 20th Century, for serious collectors and investors. The Estate of Donald Flather. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
The primary purpose of the centre is to create a favourable space for artists and designers to share, build, and understand the values of their practice. The major activities include the operation of the exhibition space, the management of shared studios and the coordination of community programs. Thurs, Fri 4 pm – 8 pm; Sat noon – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 3 pm during exhibitions.
A gallery experience unlike any other — in owner Trudy Van Dop's home and garden. It's a relaxed, non-intimidating atmosphere showcasing the work of over 100 contemporary Canadian and international artists. Guests can browse for a unique gift, add to their art collection or simply learn more about a particular artist or medium. Mon to Sat noon - 4 pm or by appt.
Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt.
The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues – Fri 11 am – 6 pm, Sat noon – 5 pm.
The Crafthouse Gallery is a non-profit gallery/shop on Granville Island that provides an outlet for the display and sale of contemporary, and leading-edge fine craft, where tradition may have provided inspiration. The gallery is a program of the Crafts Association of BC. New exhibitions are scheduled monthly. Open daily 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Dedicated to the production, exhibition, and promotion of contemporary electronic/media art. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
BAU-XI (boe she) means "great gift." Opened in 1965, it is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. A second location in Toronto in 1976 established Bau-Xi as a national gallery representing about 50 artists. A third gallery Bau-Xi Photo opened in Toronto in 2010 to provide a showcase for contemporary photography. David Alexander, Bobbie Burgers, Drew Burnham, and Cori Creed are a few of the artists represented. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm.
Established 1997, the gallery represents established and emerging contemporary artists from across Canada and USA. The works address various ways in which the contemporary mindset has altered nature and our relationship to it -- notably organic references to nature’s influence on the individual artist or collector, or society as a whole. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Thurs, Fri till 8 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.
Recently opened on south Granville, the gallery features original signed lithographs, etchings and engravings by Chagall, Dali, Miro, Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm or by appt.
Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist's talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
A space accessible to artists and audiences focusing on work that would otherwise not be seen in Vancouver. Programming is a mix of emerging and senior artists and a selection of local, national and international work. Acting as an intersection between various cultural groups based on aesthetics, medium, or identity, grunt has a long term mandate in First Nations Contemporary art. Wed to Sat noon - 6 pm.
This artist-run gallery hosts a mix of solo and group shows; a professional and welcoming space with a functioning art studio and a gallery that acts as an intersection bringing together artists and their public in a welcoming atmosphere. Thur to Sun noon - 4 pm.
Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists -- as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm.
The museum presents historical and contemporary exhibitions related to Japanese Canadian heritage. It collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts and archives relating to the history of Japanese Canadians from the 1870s through the present, and their contribution as an integral part of Canada's heritage and multicultural society. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Closed statutory holidays.
An eclectic gallery owned by Chris Boulton. His aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 18 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm.
Owned by First Nations artist Alano Edzerza, the gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from the Pacific Northwest. Featuring original canvases, limited edition prints, unique glass sculpture, masks and drums. Edzerza Gallery is situated in Arthur Erickson's world-renowned Waterfall Building. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm, Mon by appt.
This ambitious gallery, studio and workspace is devoted to the community at large engaging children, teens, adults, and elders in the whole schemata of the arts -- group art; installations; performance art; experimental and traditional music; poetry readings; salon style discussions with authors; film; photography and more. In the heritage Koret Building in Gastown. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 8 pm.
Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened this second location on trendy South Granville with returning Vancouverite, Peter Ohler Jr as Director. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm.
The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
The Cultch's gallery is a multi-use space and is also the lobby and box office for theatre performances, and occasionally used for meetings and other small events. It is is curated on a yearly basis and has ten exhibition slots of four weeks including the VECC’s Youth Art Exhibition. Mon to Fri noon - 6 pm; Sat noon - 4 pm and before performances.
Excellence in design and craftsmanship is the hallmark of Circle Craft, a co-operative of both emerging and established BC craftspeople whose work covers the spectrum from cottage industry to one-of-a-kind artist/craftspeople including both traditional and contemporary design. Juried exhibitions change monthly. Daily 10 am - 7 pm.
Often to be found working in this studio/gallery, Craig started painting watercolours in high school and made many studies of the foreshore areas of West Vancouver. Since then he has refined his technique to heighten the visual impact of his paintings. Recent paintings are created using a knife and are mostly semi-abstractions of the local West Vancouver landscapes, still life, the figure, and nature in general. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Located on the bright southwest corner of Howe and Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
A public gallery for contemporary aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). The gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold and silver jewellery, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Wed to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
Offering a selection of contemporary designs in functional and sculptural glass. Their studio lines, by David New-Small, create a unique synthesis of form, function, craftsmanship and colour. Organic forms and high quality glass in a wide spectrum of colours make each piece precious and distinct. Mon to Sat, 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. (Closed Mon in Jan/Feb)
A contemporary art gallery showcasing local and international artists of all disciplines. A new show opens on the first Sunday each month at 4:00 pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Havana Gallery is solely supported by the associated Havana Restaurant, and sales of art. Artist submissions welcome. Mon to Fri 11 am - midnight, Sat and Sun 10 am - midnight.
The Fragrant Wood Gallery, located on popular South Granville street, was established in 2011. It focuses on wooden sculptures, oil paintings, batik paintings and other artworks created by well-known artists in Southeast Asia. The delicate works reflect the artists' unique experiences and interpretations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
An independent, broadly accessible and neighbourly space for art that not only engages the local community and an international audience with a challenging art program which advances pressing cultural discussions, but is also a welcoming environment where friends and neighbours enjoy each other’s company over a fine cup of coffee or tea. Mon to Fri 7 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri till 10 pm; Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm.
Described as the largest non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada, the gallery has offered a variety of contemporary and historical photographic and media exhibitions since 1981. It is operated by The British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society with a mandate to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm.
Place des Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts centre offering a variety of innovative programs including fibre arts, pottery and drawing and painting in a variety of media. It offers gallery and gift shop display space where local emerging artists and artisans may exhibit and sell their works in any media. Mon to Fri 9 am - 10 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.
Art collector Kenneth G. Heffel opened Heffel Gallery Limited in 1978 with the idea to share his expertise and enthusiasm for Canadian contemporary and historical art with the public. The gallery, still housed in its original brick and granite heritage location, is now run by sons Robert and David Heffel and is now Canada's national auction house with with offices in Toronto and Montreal and representatives in Ottawa and Calgary. Open Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
For more than 50 years, Hill's family business has provided a glimpse into the spiritual expression and traditional myths of master artists of the Northwest Coast. From locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Koksilah, they claim to be North America's largest Native Art gallery representing more than 1200 artists. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm.
The gallery is focused on promotion of Canadian artists, from emerging and mid-career to well-established. Located on Gallery Row, they are known for their personal approach and a "boutique-like" style. Free consultations to find the right place for every work of art. Delivery throughout Greater Vancouver, professional packaging and shipping worldwide. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm (Closed Mon, thru Jan).
This new contemporary Canadian art gallery features many established artists, and some recently discovered, with works in glass, ceramics, bronze, painting and photography. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
A contemporary gallery space exhibiting original artwork by regional & national Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
The recently-opened 4000 square foot gallery houses an outstanding collection of Canadian art amassed from 50 artists including Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Angela Grossman, E.J. Hughes, Kenojuak Ashevak, Rodney Graham, Guido Molinari, Etienne Zack, Douglas Coupland and Toni Onley. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
A public Community Gallery operated by West Vancouver Cultural Services, committed to art exhibits and displays which enliven, enrich, inform and educate the public by presenting a diversity of stimulating and high quality juried exhibits. The gallery showcases the artwork of both emerging and established artists, who are past or present North Shore artists. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
The gallery is in the industrial area of east Vancouver in a former furniture factory built in 1914. Hub of the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, the building is home to two independent galleries and many artists' and crafters' studios. The gallery represents a select group of artists whose work is consistent with the gallery's contemporary and aesthetic profile. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm.
Commercial gallery space available for exhibition rentals. Tues to Sun 11 am - 6 pm.
Mandated to exhibit, collect, research, publish and educate, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of BC's premier showcases for contemporary art. Visit website for program information and to download the self-guided UBC Outdoor Art Tour. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm.
The Burnaby Art Council's gallery features a wide variety of art from individuals and organizations across the Greater Vancouver area. By connecting through the arts, the gallery seeks to promote emerging artists as well as showcase established professionals. Tues to Sun noon - 4 pm.
GALLERY GACHET was founded in 1994 to provide consumer/survivor artists with the opportunity to exhibit, perform, publish and sell their work and to offer a place for support and community. Named after Vincent van Gogh's homeopathic doctor, Paul Gachet, the Gallery provides exhibition opportunities primarily for members, with select exhibitions from other groups with similar goals.
Observing that “Artists and their art are not always important at the same time”, Canadian Art Auction features the art of emerging artists and new masters who have paid their dues, but have not yet been discovered by the world auction houses. Up to four on-line auctions a year -- fine art, decorator art, collectibles and limited editions. Check website for details.
Gam Gallery is located within and fronts ACME Studios. Reflecting the artistic community in which it is located, the Gam operates as a gallery and studio space, a small boutique and venue. Opened in December 2009, Gam Gallery fosters a social environment where emerging artists can exhibit, create and make lasting relationships with a monthly schedule of exhibitions and other activities. Tues and Thurs to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm.
Opened in 1981, the Asian Centre provides a focal point for sharing information and ideas across the Pacific. Exhibitions will only be considered if the works are of an Asian technique or of an Asian theme. Sponsorship is considered only for first time exhibitors at the Asian Centre in order to enable the Centre to introduce as many new artists to the community as possible. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm.
Canadian artworld veterans Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald have reputations of building collections for collectors. They have merged their talents into Granville Fine Art, representing fine contemporary artists and showcasing works by Canadian and international master painters. Northwest corner Broadway and Granville. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
Satellite Gallery is a new and experimental exhibition space and bookstore shared by three arts institutions -- the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and Presentation House Gallery -- and is a Michael O’Brian Family Foundation project. Wed to Sat noon - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
Centre A is an important Canadian centre for contemporary Asian art. It produces exhibitions, performances, symposia, residencies and educational programs and collaborates actively with universities and other arts organisations, promoting the work of both Asian-Canadian artists and artists from abroad. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm.
The Teck Gallery is on the ground floor of the Vancouver Campus. This space consists of two opposing walls of 30 feet each. The program focuses on artwork relating to social and environmental issues. Mon to Fri 8 am - 9 pm, Sat 8 am - 6 pm.
Republic Gallery is focused on the promotion and exhibition of contemporary visual arts, representing mid-career and emerging artists, many of whom have exhibited across Canada and internationally. Encompassing current representational and conceptual practices, works include photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Wed to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
Back Gallery Project is an art gallery located in the neighbourhood of Strathcona, Vancouver that works with emerging and mid-career artists. Tues to Sat 1 - 5 pm and by appointment.
CASA, a design-art store, is a blend of Canadian artists' original art and artisans' works in clay, glass and other media, with furniture, high quality archival prints and other accents for the home or commercial projects, including Italian hand-painted majolica and Murano glass. All furniture, art prints, majolica and Murano glass are exclusive to CASA in Canada. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat by chance or appt.
Established in 1986 as Diana Sanderson Studio, this is a working studio and retail shop where several weavers produce and sell hand-dyed silk garments and accessories. Wwatch the weaving process unfold and experience the seductive qualities of silk and the resulting wide slection of richly colored handwoven silk garments. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
Offers fine Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art including hand-carved masks, bentwood boxes, argillite, glass sculptures, button blankets, totem poles, glass sculpture, bronzes and original paintings by well-known artists. Second location Scottsdale, AZ. Daily 11 am - 5pm (Closed Mon during winter.)
This contemporary art museum focuses on art made since 1975 including international travelling shows, and new works by local and nationally recognized artists. The TechLab presents an ongoing program of digital media artforms. Artist talks, demonstrations, courses, workshops, family events and tours. Admission by donation. Tues to Thurs 9 am - 9 pm, Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm.
Presenting Canada’s foremost collection of masterwork Inuit art and exceptional Northwest Coast Native art since 1979. A tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation of artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
The Amelia Douglas Gallery is a non-profit organization run by members of the Arts Exhibition Committee at Douglas College. The gallery is named after the Cree wife of James Douglas, Governor of both the Colony of British Columbia and the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Theatre. Mon to Fri 10 am - 7:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
Established in 1991 as a venue for graduate work from the University of British Columbia, the gallery soon became an autonomous centre committed to the exhibition of critically engaging work by Canadian and International visual artists whose careers are often in the formative years. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun variable (call ahead). Closed holiday long weekends.
Susan Point, a Coast Salish artist from Musqueam First Nation has been shown traditional values and told countless legends since childhood. For over thirty years, Susan has been creating Coast Salish art internationally, drawing inspiration from the images of her ancestors while applying contemporary original design in almost every medium. She credits her children and grandchildren for assisting her and teaching her day-by-day. Commissions welcome; studio tours by appointment.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1992, the addition of a Vancouver gallery in 1996 made it the first of its kind operating simultaneously on both sides of the Pacific. Representing and promoting international modern and contemporary art with a unique focus on contemporary Chinese art. Traditional Chinese art has a profound history; many developments in contemporary Chinese art in the last 100 years are no less significant. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm.
The gallery is known for its diverse selection of quality original art, exhibiting the works of both rising and well-established artists -- with contemporary as well as historical Canadian works. The custom framing department offers only conservation material with an exceptional selection of mouldings. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
The gallery has a broad and inclusive mandate, showing work in all media, including historical exhibitions. Artwork from the Vancouver area will usually predominate, but each year, art from other areas of Canada and other continents will be part of the program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed during August.
Created in 1983 with an ongoing commitment to the presentation of contempory art that is experimental, challenging and critical. The original gallery and living space were used by a succession of curators who shared the rent and advertising costs with the exhibiting artists. Destroyed by fire in 1987, gallery operations have continued in a variety of other locations. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
This contemporary art space is owned by the City of North Vancouver and programmed and managed by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council with the mission to "celebrate and promote art and artists through quality experiences in a unique and inviting gallery space, and to create an inclusive environment which enriches and encourages interaction in the community.“ Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. (Satellite spaces in District Hall and Lynn Valley Main Library.)
One of Vancouver's newest contemporary art galleries exhibits a series of philosophically based shows in its inaugural year. Tues to Sat noon – 6 pm.
Catriona Jeffries Gallery is recognized internationally for its ongoing, rigorous contribution to contemporary art discourse. Established in 1994, the gallery represents artists of international prominence whose practices have emerged out of the renowned conceptual art histories of Vancouver. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
Founded in 2012, SMASH Gallery of Modern Art is a fine art gallery and design firm offering original art and one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, lighting, mirrors, wall decor and custom millwork for both the general public and the film and television industries. They represent nine artists but also include outside artists in regular, monthly exhibitions. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
The gallery offers a diverse collection of decorative and ceremonial art created by the aboriginal peoples of Canada featuring masks, totems, sculpture, original paintings, prints and traditional works such as rattles, drums, button blankets and cedar hats. They also showcase a large collection of argillite, silver and gold jewellery. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 am - 8 pm; Wed, Sat, Sun 10 am - 6 pm.
Featuring both contemporary and historical Canadian art, the gallery represents emerging young artists from Canada and internationally. Owner Nyree Hazelton is a qualified consultant who advises clients on art as investment. Historical works range from pieces by the Group of Seven to Quebec contemporaries. The gallery space is available for special events.
Opened in August 1998 the museum hosts a permanent photo exhibition "From Generation to Generation – History of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia" in the To-Yick Wong Gallery, and temporary Chinese art exhibitions in the On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall along with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum. Chinatown walking tours, guided exhibition tours and Chinese arts and culture workshops offered year round. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
Committed to artists who use light to express their individual vision, the Lumen philosophy is to inspire, create and distribute artworks that are a positive representation of the moment. The gallery offers a variety of one-of-a-kind as well as site-specific artworks for commercial, residential and public spaces.
Established in 1985, the gallery is a non-profit, public community gallery which presents an average of 13 art exhibitions annually -- featuring a wide range of media and works by local, national and international artists and groups. Treasure Cove Gift Shop offers unique gifts by local artists. Second satellite location at Lonsdale Quay. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
Family-owned and operated with over 35 years' experience in the art community, representing the art of renowned regional and internationally acclaimed West Coast artists including Nicholas J Bott and Francine Gravel. They carry an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
The gallery is an ongoing venue where consultants, art dealers and individual collectors may view the work of Canadian sculptor David Robinson. The studio is also available for rental. Tues and Fri 10 am - 4 pm or by appt.
Celebrating 25 years in business, Art Works offers one of the largest selections of art and framing solutions in Western Canada. Providing installation services, custom-framed mirrors and large-scale commissions. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Art Works is a long-time official sponsor of the Interior Designers Institute of BC. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada's leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting contemporary and historical visual art programs by local, national and internationally recognized artists. Stewards of the 3rd largest public art museum collection in British Columbia. Exhibitions, art education programs, art rental and sales in historic Ceperley Mansion. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm.
Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art, the gallery focuses on helping individuals and corporate collectors to build their collections of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, and welcomes all whether new or established collectors, or simply art lovers. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Featuring a variety of talented local, BC and Canadian artists' works in contemporary furniture, sculpture, fine art and accessories. In the heart of bustling, funky Commercial Drive. Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is an innovative arts facility -- home to visual art exhibitions, public art, special events, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, art camps, workshops and festivals throughout the year. It is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating community development through arts, culture and heritage. Daily except statutory holidays.
In the atrium public space at 885 West Georgia Street, the Pendulum Gallery is mandated as a dedicated public place for the enjoyment of arts and culture by the people of Vancouver. A beautiful setting in which to reach the person who rarely goes to galleries, it is known as a place where art stands out as important to daily life. Mon to Wed 9 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri 9 am - 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Specializing in museum quality Northwest Coast Art, the Douglas Reynolds Gallery offers a wide selection of works by leading Native artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
The gallery specializes in unique, handmade pieces including clay jewellery, mugs, tiles, bowls, plates, vases and sculptural work. With nearly 100 local artists represented, there's much diversity -- from rustic and earthy to understated and streamlined, from wild colours to neutral monochromes, from whimsical to functional, from conservative to avant garde. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
UNIT/PITT Projects (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the promotion of experimental contemporary art that addresses social, political, cultural, and critical issues. They promote and facilitate public dialogue concerning critical awareness, social consciousness, contemporary art practices and community. Wed to Sat noon - 5 pm.
Since its creation in 1983 the Firehall Arts Centre has striven to produce and present work that highlights and supports Canada’s multiculturalism. The Firehall Gallery is a unique brick-faced gallery space located in the lobby. Exhibitions run about six weeks and usually focus on themes that engage contemporary issues. They complement theatre productions where possible and embrace a diversity of artistic expression. Wed to Sat 1 pm - 5 pm.
This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
A multi-discipline facility bringing together many of Vancouver’s artists and artisans to provide a wide variety of services to the artistic community including gallery; film, music, video and photography production facility; facilities for casting and rehearsals; set decoration and construction services; art, furniture and fixtures, props --- design, construction, sales and rental; film, video, photography location. Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm.
Winsor Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive Canadian and international contemporary art. Working with painting, sculpture, photo-based and multi-media works, they strive to ensure the development of their artists' careers, to support the Vancouver art community, and to stimulate the engagement of their collectors. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
The Stewart Stephenson Modern Art Gallery is colourful and bold. The gallery bridges the familiar and the avant-garde -- unpolished, unpredictable but always exciting and vibrant. Representing Canadian artists with an international appeal, SSMA re-invents the traditional gallery experience into a dynamic, interactive, and social space. Every visit promises something different. Mon to Fri 11 am - 8 pm, Fri till 10 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am - 6 pm.
Begun in 1986, an early association with Kootenay School of Writing served to situate Artspeak within a unique interdisciplinary community of writers, poets, critics and visual artists. The mandate is to exhibit contemporary art and to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
ON MAIN presents new art and artists and produces projects in and out of conventional art spaces and contexts nationally and internationally. Currently, ON MAIN is presenting art in off-site, temporal and site-specific locations in Vancouver, operating on a project-to-project basis.
Pacific Wave Glass Art features a wide selection of mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass Artists from Italy: A.Tagliapietra, M.Gambaro, L. Vidal, Oscar Zanetti and Arnaldo Zanella. The gallery also presents contemporary paintings from local artists. Only 5 min from Granville Island. Mon & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Tue to Fri 10 am - 6 pm.
Located on the main floor of the Port Moody Arts Centre, the Blackberry Gallery consists of four exhibition spaces: the Main Gallery, the 3D Gallery, the Plum Gallery - Walls, and the Display Case. Each year the gallery hosts more than 30 exhibitions with work from local and international artists. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
A non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, documentation and dissemination of information about contemporary visual art of local, national and international significance. It offers a public forum for the exchange of ideas about contemporary visual art, and provides services to the public and artists in ways that acknowledge the diversity of interests and needs that exists within audiences.
English Bay Gallery shows the art of Yoshi Yamamoto and Bill Frampton -- specializing in b/w photography and landscape painting of Vancouver around English Bay, the West End and the West Coast generally. The Great Canadian Spirit series features bears and eagles in painting and photo collage. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
The gallery exhibits international and local emerging, mid- and late-career artists working in all media. The gallery's curatorial interest lies in both conceptual and formal art production but with an emphasis on relationship with the chosen material, rigorous discipline in the resolution of formal art problems and clarity of conceptual approach. In Gastown. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, or by appt.
David Antonides offers a bold and ethereal approach to large format watercolour paintings of cityscapes and urban behaviour in Vancouver and New York City.
Coast Salish artist and carver, Harold Harry, lives in the Comox Valley and carries on the traditions of his ancestors. He is from the Homalco tribe (also known as the Homathco People) who are from northern British Columbia. His inheritance of the rights to carve are a benefit to all.
Andrighetti Glass Gallery
Featuring work by some of BC's top glass artists, including Naoko Takenouchi, Ilona Lindsay, Lisa Samphire, Gary Bolt, Morna Tudor and Joanne Andrighetti. Open Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm or by appointment.
Studio Gallery 33
Artist owned and operated, this small neighbourhood gallery offers a wide range of well-priced, quality artworks from Vancouver artists Paul Burgoyne, Denna Erickson, Louise Howard, Chad Krowchuk, Carylann Leoppky, Julie Mai, Pilar Mehlis, Jay Senetchko and Lorraine Thompson. Staff enjoy assisting people new to purchasing original works of art. An in-house gold/silversmith Martin Vseticka creates original custom designs. Tues to Fri 2 - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Circle Craft Gallery
Handcrafted jewellery, home accessories, art-wear and toys in fibre, clay, metal, glass and wood, of traditional and contemporary design. Open Monday-Sunday 10 am-6pm.
Peter Ohler Fine Art
Dealing primarily in quality historical Canadian fine art for more than 40 years.
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Open Monday-Thurday 9am-5pm, Friday 9 am-4 pm. Call for occasional Sunday opening hours.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
This museum houses UBC's 1,500-piece permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art.
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
Located in Chinatown, this complex is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Chinese Canadians.
Cultural Treasures at the Landing
Seasonal venue offering an eclectic range of traditional, vintage and contemporary handicrafts from Southeast Asia. This place features silver and gold jewellery, giftware, architectural accents, furniture and sculptures in stone, wood and bronze. All items hand-picked by proprietor Aja Bordeville, who spends five months a year working with craftspeople on the islands of Indonesia. Shipping available.
Little Mountain Studios
Little Mountain Studios is a new gallery showcasing artworks by local and emerging arists as well as locally-crafted items. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
Darlene is Coast Salish who was born on Vancouver Island. Her art is recognised internationally and has exhibited in private and public collections, such as the Guggenheim and The Smithsonian. Much of the paintings are accompanied with poetry that celebrate a deep love for culture.
A constantly evolving selection of paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and other works by established and emerging B.C. artists, with an emphasis on the unusual. Open Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.-Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Run by the Vancouver Association for Photographic Arts. Open Wednesday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.
Roundhouse Community Centre
A museum with public exhibitions, often with social and cultural themes. Open Monday-Friday 9am-10pm Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm.
Oddities and snapshots collected by Harold and Barbara Morgan during their three decades of travels in South America, Australia, Africa and other lands. Open Wed.-Fri. 11.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m., Sat. 2-6 p.m.
Vancouver Police Centennial Museum
A history of policing in Vancouver; weapons, crime case histories and a variety of police-oriented displays and hands-on exhibits. Open Monday-Friday 9am -3pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Group tours available upon request.
This new venue in the heart of White Rock's gallery district showcases original art and limited editions by celebrities such as John Lennon, Tony Curtis, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Garcia and David Bowie. Also, an electic selection of artful gifts by non-celebrities. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5.30 p.m. (Thur. open to 8 p.m.), Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Arts Off Main Gallery
Arts Off Main is an artist-run gallery, gift and framing shop featuring art that is local, original and affordable, including painting, photography, silkscreen prints, pottery, sculpture, jewellery and a large variety of art cards.
Blue Raven Native Art & Jewellery
An online gallery featuring unique works from several Northwest Coast Native artists such as Joe David, Beau Dick, Richard Sumner and Wayne Alfred. Carrying masks, bentwood boxes and bowls, rattles as well as silver and gold jewellery.
Aurora gallery showcases local artists working in various media: paintings of oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media; pottery, ceramics, stained glass, wood, fibre and more. New work with monthly changes of theme. 1.5 hour validated underground parking. Tues to Sun 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm and by appointment.