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Common Ground

October 17, 2015 to March 27, 2016 

This exhibition features a variety of projects that present how students in schools across British Columbia explored their local landscape and its relationship with the people, animals and plants who live there.

Dynamic environments and ecosystems became hubs for artistic investigations. Experiential learning provided opportunities for students to engage in diverse art forms such as drawing, weaving, felting, printmaking and embroidery. Students gained an enhanced understanding of native and invasive plant species and the animals that depend on them. They cultivated an appreciation of the relationships between natural resources and the traditions of local Aboriginal cultures that have maintained a strong connection to the land from ancestral times.

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and learn more about each featured project!

Start: A YoungStarters Exhibition

This exhibition, on now on the second floor of the ArtStarts Gallery, featured work created by participants of YoungStarters, a free arts mentorship program that invited teens in the foster care system to take the lead in individual art based projects. This year, nine teens gathered at the ArtStarts LAB over the course of seven days this summer to explore creativity, different art practices (visual arts, writing and performance) and what it means to be a part of a community.

Special Events at the ArtStarts Gallery

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