Cultivate your artistic side

Cultivate your artistic side

Among the many galleries and the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, you have endless opportunities to dabble in art during your stay.

The sweet life of Vancouver and the bohemian spirit that prevails make this city a significant land for the arts. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a connoisseur, or simply a walker, you'll be amazed by the diversity on offer.

Start by visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery, which, in addition to the temporary exhibitions, presents the work of Emily Carr, one of Canada's greatest painters. Not far away, the Bill Reid Gallery celebrates the work of current Aboriginal artists. On the contemporary art side, the foundation of the collector Bob Rennie, housed in the oldest building in Chinatown, is worth a look for works by Rodney Graham, Geoffrey Farmer, Ian Wallace, and Lara Favaretto.

If you do not want to run around the galleries, enjoy the works installed in the open air for the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale. A must see: A-maze-ing Laughter, 14 bronze men by the Chinese artist Yue Minjun in Morton Park (Davie St & Denman St) and the installation in Charleson Park of Love Your Beans by Cosimo Cavallaro. All sculptures are presented until October, while some remain even beyond the Biennale.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
+1 604 662 4700

Bill Reid Gallery
639 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
+1 604 682 3455

Rennie Foundation
51 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9
+1 604 682 2088

Headquarters of the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale
290 West 3rd Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G1
Mount Pleasant
+1 604 682 1289