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  • Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time

    Free exhibition of student art

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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. Often featured are inspiring projects resulting from our 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)

All ages are welcome.
Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time

Beyond Words: Stories of Our Time

In 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. — On until July 2018

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Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

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!

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