The ArtStarts Gallery is the only free, public gallery in Canada exclusively dedicated to young people's art.
Since the gallery opened in 2006, our exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections. Often featured are inspiring projects resulting from our Artists in the Classroom grants, which support opportunities for schools to work directly with professional artists to learn in and through the arts.
Plan Your Visit
808 Richards St, Vancouver, BC (map)
All ages are welcome.
Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday.
The ArtStarts Gallery will be closed for the holidays: December 21, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Movement is for Every Body
Explore movement for all bodies through this unconventional exhibit at ArtStarts! We’re celebrating works by young people that engage the body, and push the boundaries of dance and performance. Phase Two of this exhibit—our pop-up dance studio—will be on until March 2019! Book your classroom’s interactive workshop and visit now!
Group tours of the current exhibition, with or without a hands-on activity component, can also be arranged for schools, daycares, camps, corporate teams or any interested group.
Events in the Gallery
ArtStarts on Saturdays is a free monthly event series where kids and families can enjoy the arts together. Led professional artists, these performances and workshops explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. Also join us for other special events throughout the year!
Our Gallery mandate guides our exhibitions and programming, and highlights the kind of work we’re excited to celebrate! We believe that a focus on young people in a gallery space can be transformative and that art is essential for every body. We achieve this mandate when students, educators and professional artists are working together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections.