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From the Founder

Welcome to art-bc, British Columbia's quintessential online guide for the cultural traveller and art collector!

I invite you to discover and explore British Columbia's 100+ unique communities, each with their own cultural foot print. Whether you are visiting from another community, province or country you will want to return to our super cultural province again and again.

I invite you to explore art-bc and discover hundreds of direct links to plan your next getaway.
Peruse our virtual Guide online. Participate in one of the many events taking place during the BC Day long weekend and throughout the month of August during the 10th Annual BC Cultural Crawl.

We all need a weekend getaway from time to time, even if they're only a short drive from home. Consider one of the special destinations featured in our Art of the Getaway section.

It is truly my honour to welcome you to British Columbia.

Trudy Van Dop
Painted by
Andrea Fergusson
Trudy Van Dop Signature

Trudy Van Dop
Founder, Art-BC
Publisher, Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia

Contact Information

E-mail: trudy [at] art-bc [dot] com
Tel: 604.521.7887
Toll-Free: 1.888.981.9886

About Trudy Van Dop, Van Dop & Associates

For the past 20 years, Trudy Van Dop's name has become synonymous in BC with raising the profile of the arts and cultural sector and promoting communities. Her passion for this local talent evolved into publishing the Van Dop Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia: a 160-page, full-colour, year-round guide to the arts, culture and heritage of BC; a companion web site www.art-bc.com , and in 2002 she developed and launched the annual BC Cultural Crawl a celebration of the arts & cultural treasures presented by communities throughout BC.

Arts & Cultural Guide to BC - Publisher

Since 1999, Van Dop & Associates has published the Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia -- the only year-round guide of its kind featuring the arts, culture and heritage of BC. With its easy-to-follow format, and its companion website www.art-bc.com, you can create your own self-guided tour around the province.

BC Cultural Crawl - Producer

The 10th annual BC Cultural Crawl kicks off BC Day weekend and runs from August 1st to 31st, 2011. Over 70 communities from across the province and thousands of visitors celebrate arts, culture & heritage this August. Take in art-walks, studio tours, exhibitions, performance arts, festivals and culinary delights on this month long crawl. From the seaside creations of the Sunshine Coast to the artisan wineries of Naramata, the Arts and Cultural Guide to BC and www.art-bc.com will start you along a journey you won't soon forget. If you are a BC resident looking for an adventure, or a first-time explorer, this summer Discover SuperCultural British Columbia! "The BC Cultural Crawl is a celebration of the vibrant arts and culture in BC, hosted by the diverse artists and business owners in a specific region" explains Trudy Van Dop, publisher of the Arts & Cultural Guide to BC. "This event continues to be dedicated to 'raising the lights' on arts, culture & heritage."

Van Dop Gallery

Showcasing over 100 Canadian artists and artisans, the gallery offers a world of art, in a relaxing home atmosphere. Whether it's in the kitchen or bathroom, home office or living room, every living space of Trudy's gallery is filled with beautiful objects d'art. The goal of this unique gallery concept is to transform art into an intimate experience, and to show how art can become a part of one's everyday life. By placing pieces in the context of a home, visitors experience both the beauty and functionality of art, feeling the spirit of each piece and seeing how it can enrich both a home and a lifestyle. www.vandopgallery.com

Art Consulting

We find the perfect artwork to enhance your home or professional space. We bring the art world to you, and take care of every detail from the initial concept to the final artwork installation.

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