For some time, Vancouver, BC, has been considered one of the most livable cities in North America. More recently, it has become a hub for film, television and a thriving public art scene. The laid-back lifestyle and mild climate make it a must-go destination and a perfect place for art gallery hopping. Canada’s not just for hockey, eh?
116–350 E. 2nd AveVancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5T 4R8 / 604 875-9516 / grunt.ca
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 AM-5 PM
Grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC with the vision to become an internationally renowned artist-run centre and further the practice of contemporary art. Through the exploration of our diverse Canadian cultural identity, we are able to offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community. Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art.
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada/ 1 604-662-4700/ vanartgallery.bc.ca
Wednesday - Monday 10 Am - 5 PM;, Tuesday 10 AM - 9 PM
Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks, the Vancouver Art Gallery continues to build on the collection's historical and contemporary strengths through the acquisition of work by local and international artists through donation and purchase. Currently, approximately 3% of the collection is on view. One of the collection's principal strengths is the abundance of works by artists of this region, a strength that reflects the Gallery's commitment to preserve and present works by British Columbia's finest artists. Through emphasis on the presence of the art of this province, the Gallery recognizes the continuing links to the history of British Columbia and its prominence nationally and internationally.
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5, Canada/ 1 604-681-2700/ contemporaryartgallery.ca
Tuesday - Sunday 12 AM-6 PM
The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a profile that is international in scope. The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. We deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, provide an extensive range of learning and public programs for adults, families and children, offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work.
525 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E1, Canada/ 1 604-736-2405/ equinoxgallery.com/
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM
Equinox Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with both Canadian and international artists. Having been around for 36-odd years, they are widely reputed nationally and abroad. With an impressive roster of artists including Liz Magor, Gordon Smith and Philippe Raphanel, they have also carried the works of more established artists like David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Equinox continues to maintain a solid reputation in the art world, with collectors, critics, artists and art enthusiasts. The space is open, clean and malleable; and the exhibitions are consistently fresh and interesting.
901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6, Canada/ 1 604-732-5217/ harrisongalleries.com
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM; Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver's foremost fine art dealer, remains family owned and operated with over 50 years' experience in the art community. Representing the art of renowned regional and internationally recognized artists, Gallery carries an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary paintings.