Sandcastle competition at the Spirit of the Sea Festival
(Picture BC photo)

White Rock

Art Galleries & Artists

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

White Rock has an artsy ambiance.

Streetscapes boast multifaceted architecture that juxtaposes ultra-modern lines and quirky "castle" houses with traditional seaside cottages; gardens are crammed with bright, colourful flowers and art permeates public places.

Public Art in White Rock

There's a coveted Robert Wyland 21-m/69-ft Whale Wall uptown, and a slew of flamboyant and whimsical murals by local artist Elizabeth Hollick on bus shelters, electrical boxes, and even washrooms. The murals have seen a marked reduction in graffiti. As well, statues and carvings dot the 2-km/1.2-mi seashore promenade.

White Rock Art Galleries

Many venues such as the Coast Capital Playhouse and community centre include rotating art exhibitions and a public arts program that's gathering momentum.

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