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Visual Arts

Visitors flying into Vancouver are often surprised to discover a virtual museum of native art at the airport: totem poles, elaborate wooden masks and intricate wood and metal carvings, all tucked amid the check-in counters, customs booths and departure lounges.  This is no accident: Vancouver is serious about its art. 

The postcard perfect city on the Pacific's edge has a thriving and surprisingly diverse visual culture. First Nations artwork, both traditional and contemporary, is just the start.  A succession of pioneering artists has enriched the cultural scene over the years, from legendary Emily Carr and her expressionist canvases of British Columbia wilderness to architect Arthur Erickson, who defined an entire style of modernist building. 

Today, visitors can take in Vancouver's art at Western Canada's largest public art gallery, at edgy contemporary institutions or even inside the studios of working artists.  And museum lovers will find spaces dedicated to First Nations history and world cultures, Vancouver's rough-and-ready frontier days and modern life - not to mention plenty of kid-favourites, including hands-on Science World and the Vancouver Aquarium

Outside, Vancouver's unique architecture - a mélange of styles from Victorian to modernist, from towers of steel and glass to lush urban greenscapes - offers a provocative visual backdrop, and one that's quickly evolving as new high-rises spike the skyline.  Meanwhile, an ever-rotating ensemble of public art - both locally made and internationally renowned pieces - rewards travelers who take to the streets.
 
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival

  • May 28 - June 04
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: $25.10 per adult, $15.13 per child, or $6 for an activity zone (only) wristband
  • Phone: 604-708-5655
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Art! Vancouver 2017

  • May 25 - May 28
  • Vancouver Convention Centre - East
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1
  • Admission: $11.00 - $109
  • Contact: Lisa Wolfin
  • Phone: 604-817-6464
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Eastside Culture Crawl 2017

  • November 16 - November 19
  • Various Locations
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Queer Arts Festival 2017

  • June 17 - June 29
  • The Roundhouse
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
  • Admission: $10.00 - $30.00
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Vancouver Art Gallery presents Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

  • June 24 - October 01
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 750 Hornby Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
  • Admission: Included in Art Gallery Admission Price
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Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph & Paper Show

  • October 07 - October 08
  • Heritage Hall
  • 3102 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC V5T 3E3
  • Admission: $10.00
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