Vancouver Downtown Art Tour | Meet the Leaders

Come meet the leaders and art experts of Vancouver’s art scene in this special expert-led tour!

Join this guided visit by Matthew Hyland, executive director at the Contemporary Art Gallery. We will be discovering the exhibition Ancestor Gesture by Charlene Vickers. At our second stop, we will get an overview of Pendulum Gallery’s history by Chris Keatley, Director of Pendulum Gallery. We will also get an insight into Arts Umbrella’s SPLASH preview exhibition by Jane Caddick, Manager of Special Events at Splash. The tour finishes with an optional social mingle at Faubourg Bakery over a complimentary macaron.

East Strathcona Gallery Hop

Did you know Strathcona is home to 5 leading art galleries? The artists of today and tomorrow are being supported by these galleries, behind doors that many of us walk past or are too intimidated to open.

Come discover two of these galleries with us! There are new exhibitions on display which we can’t wait to guide you through.

We will finish the afternoon in a private room at Container Brewery with a complimentary sample beer. Beer expert Liam Peckham will share the story behind the brewery, the illustration artwork on their cans and introduce feature beers.

Central Strathcona Gallery Hop

Did you know Strathcona is home to 5 leading contemporary art galleries? They hide behind doors that many of us walk past or are too intimidated to open.

Let us open those doors for you and help you discover new art exhibitions at Monica Reyes and Fazakas Gallery on Saturday, November 20. These are 2 women-led galleries in Vancouver showcasing the work of great contemporary artists. 

We can’t wait to introduce you to the gallerists and connect with you over a meal at a local bar!

North Vancouver Gallery Hop and Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the arts and wine culture in the Lower Lonsdale and Shipyards District with this tour. Get your tickets to get a guided visit of CityScape Gallery, their rentals program and of Polygon Gallery. You will also get an educational private wine tasting session at Garden of Granite Winery (wine flight included!), 10% discount off wine bottle purchases at Garden of Granite Winery, 10% discount on food and drinks from La Cerveceria Astilleros (right below the winery), a memorable time to give all of your friends FOMO and get you hooked on art!

Equinox Gallery | Private Tour and Wine Reception

Do you want to learn more about the inner workings of private galleries? Then make sure you come to this unique event where you will get a private tour of Equinox Gallery and mingle with like-minded people at our wine reception. On the menu: a guided visit of Bobbie Burger’s newest works, a special invitation into the gallery’s private and exclusive rooms, a wine reception with cheese, cold meats and sweet platters. Overall, an unforgettable, inimitable and intimate cultural experience in Vancouver.

Intro to Modern Female Artists I

So you’ve heard about Picasso and maybe Jackson Pollock but have no idea who Lee Krasner nor Joan Mitchell are and think the two latter are male artists? Wish you knew the difference between abstract, non-objective and gestural art? Then you’ll enjoy learning more about female modern artists with this fun and interactive online class while you sit and relax on your couch with your favourite Sunday evening drink and snack!

Private Polygon Tour for UCW

In this special tour for UCW we will introduce you to Polygon Gallery and their newest exhibition ‘Ghosts of the Machine’. The exhibition highlights the work of 7 international artists […]

River District Mural Gallery Tour

Discover Vancouver’s largest open-air mural gallery down by the North Arm of the Fraser River in the lively developing neighbourhood of River District. Get some sun and fresh air while you learn how over 20 artists explore gardens and forests as sources of imagination, myth, transformation, and knowledge.

Cambie Village Mural Tour

Get acquainted with Cambie Village, the Heart of Vancouver® which runs along Cambie from West 5th to King Edward Avenue, and includes City Hall, an Art Deco architectural masterpiece. Soak up joy and celebration through the lively and colourful murals animating Cambie Village. Follow Cambie south to end up at Queen Elizabeth Park and enjoy a stunning view of Vancouver from the city’s highest point.

West End Laneway Series Mural Tour

Dive into the culture of inclusivity and prideful diversity that the West End holds by connecting with the murals across the West End’s Laneways.  Pioneering women, 2SLGBTQ+ activists, and HIV and AIDS educators are among the local historical figures celebrated in the naming of the eight West End laneways. Artists have responded to this rich history through the murals explored in this tour.