About

Returning for the 4th year, Art! Vancouver, presented by non-profit organization Vancouver Visual Art Foundation, hosts a first-class international art fair that features the finest artwork from art galleries and artists across Canada and around the globe. Dedicated to raising awareness of the international art scene in Western Canada, Art! Vancouver takes place in an exceptional waterfront venue, featuring reputable galleries and artists from across Canada and around the world.

 

It’s the perfect west coast setting for those looking to showcase their artwork on an international stage that will attract a diverse market of collectors and professionals. Galleries, dealers, collectors, art aficionados, and art lovers from all over the world will be in attendance.

 

For four days, April 19 – 22, 2018, Art! Vancouver connects the international arts community under one roof. Here exhibitors can showcase their artworks on a prestigious platform, while exposing attendees to a diverse collection of original art.

 

Art! Vancouver is the dream of accomplished artist and curator Lisa Wolfin. Building on her artistic and curatorial experience, Wolfin is making it her mission to develop Art! Vancouver into a must-see world-class event.

 

Purchase your passes today:

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Vancouver Convention Centre – East
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3C1

 

Tickets:

1 Day Pass: online $15
1 Day Pass: at the door $20
1 Day Pass: Children under 12 – free
Multi-Day Pass: General Admission $40
Opening Night Premiere Party: $30
VIP Passes: $100

VIP Preview – Red Carpet:

Thursday, April 19: 6PM – 7PM

 

Opening Night Gala – Red Carpet:

Thursday, April 19: 7PM – 10PM

 

Show Hours:

Friday, April 20: 1PM – 9PM
Saturday, April 21: 12PM – 8PM
Sunday, April 22: 12PM – 5PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting your feet wet, Art! Vancouver has something for everyone.”

 

Opening Night Premiere Party

The “Face of Art” Runway An Art! Vancouver favorite, “Face of Art” is a unique and exciting opening night even where artwork takes to the runway. Similar to  a fashion show, models and artists will walk down the runway holding a variety of the artwork that will be showcased throughout the weekend.

 

Guest Speakers & Panel Discussions
A variety of prominent art professionals will speak on the main stage throughout the four-day event.

 

Charity
Each year, we will work in relation to select organizations and offer a variety of donation opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors to participate in.

 

After Parties
Check out our After Parties here.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19:

6:00pm – 7:00pm: VIP Preview

7:00pm – 10:00pm: Opening Night Premiere Party

7:30pm – 8:30pm: “Face of Art” Runway

 

 

 

Friday, April 20:

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Live painting, Jenna Robinson

6:00pm – 6:20pm: Speaker, Shelley Brookes

6:40pm – 7:00pm: Speaker, Monica Gewurz

7:10pm – 7:30pm: Speaker, Philip Brake

 

 

 

Saturday, April 21:

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Art class, Kathy van Gogh, Sunset Silhouette

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Live painting, Randeep Randhawa

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Panel talk, Ignite your voice

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Art class, Kathy van Gogh, Sunset Silhouette

3:10pm – 3:30pm: Speaker, Taisha Teal

3:30pm – 3:50pm: Speaker, Tammy Roggie-Trendell

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Art class, Petra Giffard, Learn how to Paint a Heron

4:00pm – 4:20pm: Speaker, Monique Cudbertson

4:30pm – 4:50pm: Speaker, Skyla Wayrynen

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Live art, Wes Seeley

6:00pm – 6:20pm: Speaker, Kathy Van Gogh, Motherly BADvice

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Live art, Mohammad Reza Atashzay

 

 

 

Sunday, April 22:

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Art class, Kathy van Gogh, Alcohol Squared

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Live painting, Keerti Nand

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Presentation, D’Novo: The Art Within

2:30pm – 2:50pm: Speaker, Jenna Robinson

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Live painting, Preety Nigam

 

 

 

Art! Vancouver After Parties:

 

Hello Goodbye Cocktail Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19

1120 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Hellogoodbyebar.com

 

 

M.I.A.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 20

350 Water Street, Vancouver

Areyoumia.com

 

 

Bar None Nightclub

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 21

1222 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

barnoneclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Guests
(Saturday, 2PM – 3PM):

 

Amanda Shatzko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an award-winning artist, director, and philanthropist, Amanda has led organizations and governments to improve their creative economy, cultural diplomacy, and innovation capacity. She is a board director for the BC Alliance of Arts & Culture, United Nations Association in Canada and President of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan.

 

 

Alistair Henning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An award winning photographer, Alistair Henning’s Vancouver Then–Now is on display throughout the month of April as part of the 2018 Capture Photography Festival. Alistair is Chair of ArtsScene Vancouver and a Vancouver Art Book Fair board member.

 

 

Andrew Tavukciyan

 

Andrew Tavukciyan is a Vancouver–based visual artist and recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s industrial design major, currently focusing on mural work.

 

Ola Volo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ola Volo is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism, and folklore. Her work is widely recognized for its inventiveness and imaginative gesture; every character is full of spirited personality and inhabits a dynamic environment. Her work lends itself often to the public realm with many of her murals helping to shape and beautify outdoor spaces across the world.