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Galleries

For a city of its size, Vancouver boasts an impressive diversity of art galleries, from spaces showcasing aboriginal sculpture in wood and traditional materials to contemporary galleries highlighting groundbreaking experimental works.

First stop for art lovers is the landmark Vancouver Art Gallery. Housed in a beautiful neoclassical courthouse located in the thick of Robson Street's hustle bustle, the VAG is the largest public art museum in Western Canada. Spend an afternoon exploring photographs by masters such as Ansel Adams, as well as important works by Emily Carr and other revered British Columbian artists.  

Distinctive thunderbirds, massive totem poles and intricate masks:  First Nations art is everywhere in Vancouver. Downtown's Bill Reid Gallery showcases works by the master carver from the Haida nation (You can see his best known pieces on the back of the Canadian $20 bill).  Additional galleries throughout the city offer museum-quality pieces for sale.

Granville Island, best known for its vibrant fruit and vegetable market, is a hub of creativity.  The world-renowned Emily Carr University of Art + Design boasts three galleries, while nearby Railspur Alley is home to studios of artists working in media as diverse as blown glass and precious metals. 

Looking to take something home with you?  Intrepid art lovers flock to Vancouver's so-called Gallery Row, a collection of more than 20 fine art galleries featuring local and international artists, all discretely clustered near the foot of the Granville Street Bridge.

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Boundaries

  • December 12 - December 18
  • Serpens Gallery
  • 436 Columbia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 2R8
  • Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Kazimir Simpson
  • Phone: 778-875-4949
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Dreaming of Chagall    

  • November 06 - November 30
  • Jewish Community Centre
  • 950 West 41st Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Linda Lando
  • Phone: 604-638-7277
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Emily Carr U Annual Student Art Sale 2014

  • November 28 - November 30
  • Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
  • Admission: FREE
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Free Family Days @ the Contemporary Art Gallery

  • November 29 - November 30
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • 555 Nelson Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
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Free Family Days at the Contemporary Art Gallery

  • November 29 - November 30
  • 555 Nelson Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
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FROM THE BLUE: Paintings by Jackie Bourne

  • November 29 - November 29
  • Essentia
  • 2144 West 4th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6
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Liquid Amber Tattoo's Art Show Fundraiser for North Shore Rescue

  • December 07 - December 07
  • Liquid Amber Tattoo
  • 62 Powell Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: info@liquidambertattoo.com
  • Phone: 604-738-3667
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Gigaemi [:frank:baker.]

  • December 10 - February 10
  • District Library Gallery
  • 1277 Lynn Valley Road
    North Vancouver, BC V7J 2A1
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-988-6844
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OLD: An Art Show

  • December 04 - December 20
  • Hot Art Wet City
  • 2206 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC V5T 3C7
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-764-2266
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Pandemonium: A Rain City Illustration Show

  • November 06 - November 29
  • Hot Art Wet City
  • 2206 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC V5T 3C7
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-764-2266
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The 10th Annual Anonymous Art Show

  • November 21 - December 20
  • CityScape Community Art Space
  • 335 Lonsdale Avenue
    North Vancouver, BC V7M2G3
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-988-6844
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The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents Piga Picha!

  • November 25 - April 04
  • 6393 North West Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
  • Phone: 778-327-8175
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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