Art Galleries & Artists
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Drawing inspiration from its magnificent landscape, British Columbia's artists use the province's natural beauty and raw materials to create remarkable treasures showcased in BC art galleries.
Towering totem poles, powerful sculptures and masks, bold prints and exquisitely designed jewellery tell the story of BC's first peoples. Dramatic paintings, evocative photographs and a cornucopia of craft arts capture the province's diverse geography and multi-faceted spirit.
British Columbia Art Galleries
BC claims artists of national and international renown. View their work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Eagle Aerie Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
Aboriginal art is preserved in cultural centres such as the U’mista Cultural Centre, or weathered by the natural environment like the totem poles of Duncan and Gwaii Haanas National Park.
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1315 Water St
Kelowna, British Columbia
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Kelowna Art Gallery features 3 exhibition spaces, an inner courtyard and a hands-on activity area.
We also offer a variety of classes, workshops, art camps talks and events for people of all ages, while serving the Central Okanagan Valley with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, primarily showcasing contemporary Canadian artists.
Join us for Family Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm while we explore a weekly theme with hands-on activities led by friendly artist-instructors. Another popular program is our "Free Admission Thursdays" from 3:00- 9:00 pm!
215 Cow Bay Rd
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
An artist-run co-op full of a diverse range of artistic creations. One of the largest art galleries on the north coast of BC. Items are all handmade locally & include painting, photography, wood & stone carvings, fabric arts from knitting to quilting, artisan jewelry, beautiful pottery & so much more. We are located right at the cruise ship dock in the Atlin Terminal Water Front Market. Come visit us & take your time & enjoy the spectacular scenery as well. See eagles soaring above, you might even catch a glimpse of an Orca.
1720 4th Ave
Invermere, British Columbia
Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery is the home to the Columbia Valley Arts Council & is the primary cultural venue for Invermere & the Columbia Valley. This log building features an Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Cafe, as well as space for concerts, films, workshops & special events. Built in 1914, this heritage building with a rich history will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2014, with all kinds of events throughout the summer. Located on the shores of Lake Windermere, Pynelogs is a cultural destination for visual, performing, culinary & literary arts.
Britannia Beach, British Columbia
Enjoy a superb collection of First Nations Aboriginal handcrafted carvings, masks, pottery & jewelry by members of the Squamish Nation. We also carry BC Jade, soapstone sculptures, paintings by local artists, giclees, prints, moccasins & a large variety of unique gift ideas.
30273 Canary Ct
Abbotsford, British Columbia
The Glass Hive Studio is an operating studio that teaches the art of fused glass and sells finished product in the retail area of the studio. The daily classes are from beginners to advanced and all materials are supplied. You will have a rainbow of colours of glass to choose from for your projects and will have nothing but fun creating. Even the most artistically challenged person is amazed at what they can do when they are finished their class. I make everything from wind chimes to elegant vases and dinnerware in the studio and also do custom work.
470 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Located in the restored historic steamship terminal in Victoria's Inner Harbour, The Robert Bateman Centre displays the largest exhibit of original works by the world's greatest wildlife artist.
From the wilderness of Africa to Canada's Arctic, this exhibit of over 100 pieces unleashes the full scope of Robert Bateman's work.
Travel through the galleries with Bateman's personal multi-media commentary, & hear stories about his life & the nature he has so closely studied.
The net proceeds from the Robert Bateman Centre gallery & the Thinking Like a Mountain gift shop support the work of the Bateman Foundation, a national public charity working to enable a worldwide movement that cherishes naturea a a fundamental key to human survival & happiness.
2117 Granville St
Vancouver, British Columbia
This internationally recognized gallery is one of Canada's specialists in the finest quality European & North American paintings from the 18th, 19th & early 20th century. The gallery also showcases a careful selection of antiques. Both museums & private collectors have come to rely on the gallery for a full range of services relating to acquisitions, consignment, sales, appraisals, conservation & framing. The first building is located on the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.
750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
A world-class art encounter awaits you at the Vancouver Art Gallery. From historical masters to groundbreaking contemporary artists, this internationally acclaimed art museum offers the city's top cultural experience. Be sure to save time for the locally-loved Gallery Café and Gallery Store! Children 12 and under go free on Sundays.
3272 Roper Road
Ladysmith, British Columbia
Plan an afternoon adventure. Located in the Yellow Point area of Ladysmith, our studio & gift shop is an experience worth seeing. We are a working studio with two International award winning Artist in house. We focus mainly on functional & decorative glass art, but also have gifts in our shop. The studio is located on a 5 acre estate with expansive gardens & a trout filled lake. Bring a sack lunch, see the gallery & then wander the gardens & rest on the provided picnic tables. The wild birds abound & seasonally.
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3415 Pleasant Valley Rd
Armstrong, British Columbia
Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum and Art Society operates a museum, archives and art gallery. This facility is open to the public by donation and makes available the artifacts, archival material and artwork of this region. The Society actively collects, organizes, houses, preserves and presents this material.
We have monthly art shows showcasing artists of the North Okanagan from May through to the last week of November. The museum also operates a gift shop and contains books and postcards from the local area as well as work from local artisans.
In December we are open the last 3 weekends for the Christmas season and "Festival of Trees".