Vancouvers Artistic Expression

Celebrating diverse artistic expressions and raising community awareness of visual, performing, and public arts.

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with local arts advocates and the Vancouver Downtown Association (VDA), designated the Vancouver Arts District in the heart of Downtown. Included are visual arts galleries, performing arts groups, and public arts.

The designation of the Vancouver Arts District was the realization of a 17 year old vision first conceived by the Cultural Commission, and was brought to completion in 2014 with the help of a partnership between the arts community, economic development community, and municipal government.

Goals of the district are to support the thriving arts community and to encourage more artistic organizations to locate in Downtown Vancouver.