Visit the ArtStarts Gallery
Explore instruments from around the world from Boris Sichon's collection
Multi-instrumentalist Boris Sichon's embraces music from around world
The 'Kalimba Bike' made as part of the Sonic Playground project
Students display their 'Kalimba Bike'
Students at Roots and Wings Montessori School work on their own songs
'Everybody Comes from Somewhere' songwriting project
Young musicians share the songs they wrote
Grade 12 in students built their own cymasium and experiment with sound
A cymasium makes sound visible
The cymasium in action
Mr. Fire-Man plays an instrument carved from a giant cow parsnip
One of Mr. Fire-Man's instruments made from natural materials
Visit the ArtStarts Gallery and play with us!
The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively 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 program, which supports opportunities for schools to work directly with professional artists to learn in and through the arts.
September 2013 to March 2014
When is a bike also a musical instrument?
What sound does a Gamelan make?
How can you make sound visible?
Visit the ArtStarts Gallery and be immersed in an exciting sonic experience. Sound Play is an interactive exhibition exploring music, acoustics, composition and sound-making, featuring installations and artwork by students from across BC and by professional artists working with young people.
Pedal sound-making bikes, listen to original songs, experiment with a cymasium and more. Connect with your own rhythm as you explore multi-instrumentalist Boris Sichon's global collection of musical instruments from around the world.
Come play with us!
The ArtStarts Gallery is generously supported by Boeing.
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
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.
We host special events in the gallery, such as events for BC Arts and Culture Week and Culture Days.
Rent Our Space
Our gallery, lab, and boardroom are available to rent for meetings, classes, workshops, receptions and other events.