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  • Digging in Deep: Youth Photovoice Project

    On Now in the ArtStarts Mezzanine Gallery

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  • View Finders: Young People's Art through a Lens-based Approach

    On Now in the ArtStarts Gallery

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  • Art + Education + Young People + YOU!

    Seeking our next gallery sponsor

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About the Gallery

The ArtStarts Gallery is the only free, public gallery in Canada exclusively dedicated to young people's art.

Since the gallery opened in 2006, our exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections.

Our exhibitions often showcase the inspiring work resulting from ArtStarts' Artists in the Classroom grants, which support opportunities for schools to work directly with professional artists to learn in and through the arts.

Plan Your Visit

ArtStarts Gallery
808 Richards St, Vancouver, BC (map)

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed for the holidays Dec 23 to Jan 2

Sponsorship Opportunity

We are currently looking for a new sponsor to activate the ArtStarts Gallery.

Your sponsorship will ignite a passion for the arts and a passion for learning.

If you are interested in working together to invest in creativity, please learn more at and get in touch with us. We would love to explore the possibilities with you!
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

Free 30-minute guided tours of the current exhibition are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm (except on special event days). No registration is required, just drop in. All ages welcome! View the gallery calendar.

Group tours of the current exhibition, with or without a hands-on activity component, can also be arranged for schools, daycares, camps, corporate teams or any interested group.
Events in the Gallery

Events in the Gallery

ArtStarts on Saturdays is a free monthly event series where kids and families can enjoy the arts together. Led professional artists, these performances and workshops explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines.

Also join us for other special events throughout the year!

Explore our Exhibitions





The Government of British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of BC.