14 Art Galleries to Visit in Vancouver

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It doesn’t take long to realize that Vancouver has a vibrant arts community. From the vast array of public art to both small and large galleries, we like to consider ourselves quite artsy. There and many, many great galleries strewn across Vancouver, here are 13 we recommend checking out before delving into even more.


14 Art Galleries to Visit in Vancouver

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It doesn’t take long to realize that Vancouver has a vibrant arts community. From the vast array of public art to both small and large galleries, we like to consider ourselves quite artsy.

  • Hot Art Wet City

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    HAWC is an art gallery, shop, & blog with art shows featuring fun & accessible art. They host events, workshops, seminars, & more. HAWC supports emerging & established artists from Vancouver.

  • Douglas Udell Gallery

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    Doug Udell has been in the art business for almost 70 years. Douglas Udell Gallery represents artists living and working in Canada as well as international and historical Canadian works.

  • Contemporary Art Gallery

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    The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. They deliver between 10 & 20 exciting exhibitions & projects each year.

  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

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    This gallery is in the heart of downtown Vancouver, named after Haida artist Bill Reid. The gallery is dedicated to understanding & appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast.

  • Richmond Art Gallery

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    A public art gallery, this spot showcase contemporary art and hope to bring it to people from all walks of life.

  • Rendez-Vous Art Gallery

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    RendezVous Art Gallery presents quality collectable original paintings & sculptures by Canadian artists. Located at Howe & Cordova streets, they are one of the premier art galleries in Vancouver.

  • Rennie Collection at Wing Sang Gallery

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    This gallery is not only in a historic building, but it also offers free tours. To note, you have to book an tour and they fill up quick!

  • Equinox Gallery Vancouver

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    Equinox Vancouver Art Gallery, represents selected artists and are only accessible by appointment between Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 am-5 pm.

  • Harrison Galleries

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    The gallery represents the art of renowned regional, Canadian & internationally recognized artists, as well as some of Vancouver’s finest emerging artists. .

  • Ayden Gallery

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    Located on the 2nd floor of the International Village in Tinseltown, Ayden Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery that exhibits the work of both established and emerging artists.

  • White Ocean Gallery

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    Situated on Granville Island the White Ocean Gallery presents an impressive collection of local art, photography & jewelery, along with unique nautical & marine treasures from around the world.

  • Catriona Jeffries

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    Catri­ona Jef­fries Gallery is rec­og­nized inter­na­tion­ally for its ongoing con­tri­bu­tion to con­tem­po­rary art dis­course. They have taken on cura­to­r­ial col­lab­o­ra­tions & more.

  • Burnaby Art Gallery

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    This gallery is dedicated to presenting contemporary and historical art exhibits and is surrounded by a beautiful park. Now that’s a great day trip.

  • Vancouver Art Gallery

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    Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks, the Art Gallery continues to build on the collection’s historical and contemporary strengths through the acquisition of work by artists.

1. Hot Art Wet City: 2206 Main St, Vancouver
2. Douglas Udell Gallery: 1566 6th Ave W, Vancouver
3. Contemporary Art Gallery: 555 Nelson St, Vancouver
4. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 639 Hornby St., Vancouver
5. Richmond Art Gallery: 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
6. Rendez-Vous Art Gallery: 323 Howe St, Vancouver
7. Rennie Collection at Wing Sang Gallery: 51 East Pender, Vancouver
8. Equinox Gallery Vancouver: Great Northern Way, Vancouver
9. Harrison Galleries: 901 Homer St, Vancouver
10. Ayden Gallery: 2103-88 W Pender St, Vancouver
11. White Ocean Gallery: 1620 Duranleau St, Vancouver
12. Catriona Jeffries: 274 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
13. Burnaby Art Gallery: 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
14. Vancouver Art Gallery: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver

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