There's nothing quite like encountering an artist on his or her own turf: cup of tea in one hand, and paintbrush or chisel in the other. Many British Columbia artists open up their homes and studios to visitors, welcoming you into their own creative world. Be sure to take advantage of this unique, and often unforgettable, experience. Please take note of studios that ask you call before visiting.
Personal site of international artist Chris MacClure, who paints from studios in White Rock, BC, Canada and Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico, when he's not on tour throughout North America. Visit our web site at: www.chrismacclure.com or www.goldencactusgallery.com
This unique public gallery is inside a restored 1920 passenger train station featuring contemporary works by Cariboo Chilcotin Coast artists. Visit the Gift Shop for pottery, paintings, raku, weaving, leatherwork, native art, carvings and more.
Ruby Creek Gallery
58611 Lougheed Hwy
Agassiz BC V0M 1A2
The Fort Gallery features artists who are exploring their personal edge, their individual frontiers, in order to discover their full potential and dialogue with community. Members support the creative process in one another and work together to determine the exploration and direction of the gallery, organizing exhibitions and events that maintain a viable local venue for contemporary arts.
Architectural Institute of BC & AIBC Gallery
100-440 Cambie Street (at Pender)
8:30 am—5 pm Mon—Fri
Architecture Centre Gallery: The AIBC Gallery features a steady rotation of architecture- & design-related exhibits throughout the year with diverse, dynamic displays open to the public. Admission is free.
Architectural Walking Tours: From Vancouver’s famous Gastown & historic Chinatown to Vancouver Moderne, or from Inner Harbour to Old Town in Victoria, experience a blend of history and modernity through distinctive architectural cityscapes.
From May 1st till October 15th Friday to Sunday 10am - 6pm. Any other day - by appointment.
Ashpa Naira Gallery & Studio features Contemporary Art in painting, textile, sculpture, ceramics and functional art from emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists.
It is a space where Art, Design and everyday life come together.
Visitors encounter the beauty and functionality of Art in a Home environment filled with original artwork from artists and artisans. Guests to the gallery can learn, explore and appreciate art made at the studio, and find that special gift or add to their art collection.
Downtown Vancouver’s public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 — 1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid and changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art.
Permanent Collection of Bill Reid’s work
- Stunning gold and silver jewelry
- Monumental sculptures
- Towering totem pole carved by James Hart in tribute to Bill Reid Gallery Gift Shop
A selection of original works and prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more.
Artists & Artist Studios
Artists and Artisans of Granville Island Association
Visit any 1 of over 50 Artists & Artisans on our Artwalk!
The working spaces of Granville Island are a special feast for you to discover and enjoy. Meet the artists and artisans whose skill and passion create a diverse culture that makes Granville Island an exciting and unique space.
Bowen Island Arts Council & The Gallery at Artisan Square
589 Artisan Square
Bowen Island BC
The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC runs The Gallery at Artisan Square, a multi-use facility featuring exhibits of mainly local artists.
Enter island magic after a 20 minute ferry ride.
Artists & Artist Studios
Basic Inquiry Studio/Gallery - Vancouver Life Drawing Society
1011 Main Street
Vancouver BC V6A 4L4
I live between the sea wall of Vancouver, Canada and the mountains of Bel Air, California. At times, I am close to old growth forests and west coast beaches. Here nature blends patterns and colours in tidemarks, layers of earth and microscopic land forms. The bottom of the ocean floor, texture of tree bark and melting ice emerge onto my canvas expressing a soulful, ethereal sense of design, colour and paint application.
Raised in the country, close to nature but not people. I have closely observed earth’s formations. Now, years later, these impressions make their way into my art. Microscopic
images come from my own photographs or sketches and expanded 1000% using mediums of oil encaustic, acrylic paint, string and gold leaf.
It is my hope that my paintings express both dramatic and serene sensibilities and create a visual meditation on environmental beauty. I exhibit in both Los Angeles and Vancouver and work out of my Vancouver, Granville Island studio.
The CRS Trading Post is located on Hwy. 99 in historic Britannia Beach. Featuring carvings by local Coast Salish natives (Squamish Nation), silver and gold handcrafted jewellery and original works of art by world renowned artists Ice Bear, Ken Skoda.
Culture Shock Interactive Gallery in Alert Bay, B.C. is a unique experience designed to offer friendly access to the indigenous NAMGIS arts and culture. At this waterfront location, you can shop for one of a kind, locally made art, jewellery and clothing, watch award winning films about our culture while enjoying the best coffee in the island or take in the beautiful views on our cedar patio. Listen to storytelling by Ada (Grandmother), weave with Donna or enjoy a summer salmon barbecue. Always friendly and never boring, Culture Shock Interactive Gallery welcomes you to explore NAGMIS traditional arts and culture.
Zak Sarwari uses a 25-year-old Canon for his sophisticated b+ws
of every single thing you love about this place–and Lysa Bromaroff
uses a toy plastic camera for her stunning expose of Vancouver in
Experience visual and performing arts in the heart of Coquitlam at the Evergreen
The centre presents a full season packed with world class
live entertainment, art exhibitions and educational programs for residents and
visitors alike. The public Art Gallery showcases rotating exhibitions of art by local,
national and international artists and the Studio Theatre features a wide variety of
professional theatre, music, dance, comedy and family performances. Evergreen
Cultural Centre is close to home, beyond your expectations.
Artist & photographer Heather Ross is known for her wonderful sense of color, keen eye & evocative imagery. She opened her atmospheric boutique in 2001 in the art & antiques district of South Granville, Vancouver. In 2004 she returned to her love of painting & her work as an emerging artist has been very well received. This is the catalyst for a recent move to a striking new location just around the corner on Fir Street, where her paintings & photographs have more room to breathe amongst a selective, compelling display of artful belongings.In this inviting space she creates an eclectic mix with art & decor. For years her work as a photographer & stylist has graced the pages of many publications.
gallery 2 Grand Forks & District Art and Heritage Centre
Gallery 2 exhibits, interprets, and promotes art and heritage in all media.
Visit our Gift Shop for a great selection of hand crafted items by British Columbian artists and artisans.
The Grand Forks Art Gallery Society prides itself on presenting exhibitions of diverse contemporary art including selections from its own collection. The heritage galleries provide a permanent pictorial heritage display presenting an overview of the history of Grand Forks and region.
* Artist and art educator * Paintings in acrylics, mixed media, collage * Exhibitions in Europe and North America
Watch a painting being made or try the brush yourself! Jeanne, a European trained mixed media artist, invites you into her work space.
Original semi-abstract and abstract style paintings in contemporary themes.
Consultations, mentor hours, private classes and studio visits by appointment.
Drop-ins welcome when artist is at the studio.
Kamloops Art Gallery
465 Victoria Street
Downtown at 5th & Victoria
The KAG is well respected for its exhibitions, events and educational and public programs through activities organized and presented in the community and region involving both contemporary and historical art. Its collection as of December 2013 consists of 2,800 works that primarily reflect the Gallery’s exhibition history. The Gallery’s annual attendance has ranged between 25,000 and 35,000 over the last five years.
Lee McIntyre’s bold, colourful paintings capture the dynamic energy of mind, body and spirit. Through the extensive use of texture, Lee’s distinctive style of sculptural painting explores the inner landscapes of human experience. From sacred geometry to meditation labyrinths to feminine wisdom, Lee’s metaphysical subject matter celebrates the potential within everyone for transformation, healing and growth.
Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery & Gift Shop
270 Whonoak Street
North Vancouver BC V7P 1P3
Khot-La-Cha features authentic Northwest artwork created by BC's finest native artists. Hand-carved cedar totem poles and plaques, unique feasting bowls, rattles and hand-tanned moccasins, exquisite hand-carved sterling silver and 14k gold jewellery. Visit our "Long House" Art Gallery and Gift Shop located on the Reserve, minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge.
Lori Goldberg is a Vancouver artist whose paintings have been exhibited in Canada and in Europe. Collectors of her work include the Canada Art Bank, The City of Vancouver Art Collection and the Interstate Bank, San Francisco.