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:
Vancouver Convention Centre – East
1 Day Pass: online $15
VIP Preview – Red Carpet:
Thursday, April 19: 6PM – 7PM
Opening Night Gala – Red Carpet:
Thursday, April 19: 7PM – 10PM
Friday, April 20: 1PM – 9PM
“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.
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.
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
Friday, April 20
350 Water Street, Vancouver
Bar None Nightclub
Saturday, April 21
1222 Hamilton Street, Vancouver