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Gallery Tours

The ArtStarts Gallery is the only free, public gallery in Canada exclusively dedicated to young people's art. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore our exhibitions—or join us for a tour!

  • It provides young artists inspiration, encouragement and a sense of awe when visiting an art gallery that showcases children's work. Teacher, James McKinney Elementary
  • My students really enjoyed the workshop. Their faces highlighted how proud they were of their work and the excitement to present it to others. Teacher, Lord Roberts Elementary
  • Children enjoy the exhibitions because they can make connections and relate to themselves rather than looking at art pieces that don’t say anything about who they are! PJ Kids Club
Book a Group Tour

Book a Group Tour

Guided tours of the gallery (up to 30 minutes) are available for schools, daycares, camps, corporate teams or any interested group. Tours are free, however your group wishes to make a donation, the suggested amount is $2-5 per person. ArtStarts is a registered charity, and tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. To book your tour, contact Christie Lim, Gallery Manager at christie@artstarts.com or 604-336-0626 ext 105.
Book a Tour with Workshop

Book a Tour with Workshop

Make your visit even more interactive by booking a tour accompanied by a hands-on art-making activity related to the current exhibition (up to 90 minutes). The set fee for tours with a workshop is $110 for up to 30 people. To book your tour with a workshop, contact Christie Lim, Gallery Manager at christie@artstarts.com or 604-336-0626 ext 105.
Tours and Workshops in French

Tours and Workshops in French

Tours of the current exhibition, followed by a hands-on activity (up to 90 minutes) are available in French. The set fee is $110 for up to 30 people. To book, contact Christie Lim, Gallery Manager at christie@artstarts.com or 604-336-0626 ext 105.
Funding for Transportation

Funding for Transportation

Teachers can apply for funding to cover the transportation expenses necessary to visit the ArtStarts Gallery! For more information about the application process and deadlines for submissions visit daytrippers.ca.
ArtStarts + CAG

ArtStarts + CAG

Schools are invited to book guided tours of both the Contemporary Art Gallery and the ArtStarts Gallery.

Give your students the unique opportunity to engage with art through a new joint program between the Contemporary Art Gallery and the ArtStarts Gallery. Situated just two blocks apart in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we offer half-day and full-day visits for groups of any grade level, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, that include a tour of both galleries and an art making workshop.

These joint guided tours are geared towards building critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary visual art with an emphasis on art as a key tool for learning. Students will consider the formal, cultural and conceptual aspects of both exhibitions through lively discussion and hands-on art making. This experience will provide your students with a new perspective on what it means to be creative.

For more information on fees and scheduling, please contact either gallery: