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Events for Kids and Families

ArtStarts is delighted to offer free community programming in the arts for kids and families to enjoy together.

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  • Coming to ArtStarts in my community is always the highlight of the weekend. Thank you for all the opportunities you offer our families—we are tremendously grateful! Parent
  • It was a great show. This is the first time my son sat through any event. Thank you! Parent
  • Our kids always learn new things coming to your workshops. Parent
  • We can now do this art at home, for the rest of our lives. Fantastic! Parent
  • Such good information for creative learning! Parent
ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based weekend workshops or performances for kids and families each month—in both Vancouver and New Westminster.

Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines.
Free! Donations welcome.

Upcoming events: February 24, 25, March 31 & April 1
Learn more.

ArtStarts Explores

ArtStarts Explores

ArtStarts Explores is a hands-on drop-in workshop series for creative and adventurous families held most Saturdays at the ArtStarts Gallery in Vancouver.

Explore creativity with your family through hands-on investigations and discover a wide variety of materials and artistic mediums. These process-based explorations invite families to experiment together through observing, touching, drawing, moving, assembling and listening to ignite their creative learning. Free! Donations welcome.

Upcoming events: February 17 & March 3, 10, 17, & 24
Learn more.
On Now at the Gallery

On Now at the Gallery

While at the ArtStarts Gallery, check out our exhibition of young people's art, Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time Students from schools across BC explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Through art-making, students voice what their words alone cannot. Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike reflect on what it means to be a young person in this moment in Canadian history.
Venue Rentals

Venue Rentals

Interested in hosting your own event? ArtStarts offers three distinct spaces for meetings, staff retreats, brainstorming, fundraising events, board meetings and more. Learn more.


The Government of British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of BC.
Westminster Savings supports ArtStarts at River Market.

Westminster Savings is committed to increasing access to active living and the arts in our communities through their Project Better Balance.
The City of Vancouver supports ArtStarts on Saturdays.

The City of Vancouver appreciates the value that the arts brings to the lives of citizens and the life of the city. They support non-profit arts and cultural organizations through a variety of grant programs.