Visit the ArtStarts Gallery

  • What's in My Backyard?

  • Taan's Moons

  • The Creek Forum

  • Looking at Signs in Nature

  • Sheep's Calendario

  • Building Community Through Clay

  • Fish Prayer Flags

  • The Language of Insects

  • Bee's Calendario

  • This is Our Arctic

  • This is Our Arctic

  • This is Our Arctic



Local Connections and Natural Indicators of Time

April 26, 2014 to September 27, 2014

This exhibition showcases how students across BC examined how time is marked in the natural world through explorations in felt, clay, printmaking and other artistic mediums. Also grounded in language arts, these explorations enabled students to develop a deep understanding of natural cycles and their relevance to their own communities.

Explore the Exhibition Online

If you can't make it to the gallery, visit our online exhibition to explore Timescapes in detail.

  • Watch virtual gallery tour videos
  • Learn more about the projects on display
  • Discover the stories behind each project
  • See more photos of the artwork

While at the ArtStarts Gallery, you can also curl up in our reading corner and create your own stories on a felt playboard of BC wildlife created by our friends at Collage Collage.


This is Our Arctic

Photographs of climate change by youth in Old Crow, Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories

April 26, 2014 to September 27, 2014

A project by BYTE, a ‘for youth, by youth’ organization, focused on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon and Canada's north.

What does climate change look like in the Arctic Circle? Most Canadians, and even most northerners, never travel far enough north to find out. The exhibit invites you to discover what climate change in the Arctic looks like through the eyes of local youth.

In October 2013, youth aged 10-17 in Old Crow, Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories set out in unseasonably warm temperatures to capture images of climate change affecting their communities. The activity was part of a workshop led by BYTE, a Whitehorse-based charity that delivers engaging programming to northern youth. The photographs that emerged from this project serve both as visual evidence of the changing environment in northern Canada, and as windows into the lives of northern youth. We invite you to use these photographs to learn more about climate change in the Arctic and to explore the perspectives of the youth who live there.

Read about the opening celebration that took place on April 26, 2014.

Past Exhibtions

Explore exhibitions that have been presented by ArtStarts since we opened our young people's gallery in 2006.

More to Do at the ArtStarts Gallery

Free Weekend Workshops and Special Events

On the last Saturday of the month, we host ArtStarts on Saturdays, a free workshop series for families that features 45-minute, multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse workshops led by some the best children's artists. Also join us for special events throughout the year, such as Vancouver Draw Down and Culture Days.

ArtStarts Gallery for Young People's Art