Arts and culture are integral to a city’s distinct personality and flair, which is why we're committed to connecting locals with their civic spaces through programming, events and partnerships.
Vancouver Civic Theatres looks to use its venues as gallery space to provide an opportunity for local visual artists and arts organizations to exhibit their work. These artists are selected through a call and jury process which occurs annually. The artists range from emerging and mid-career to more established artists. Our intention is for both artists and visitors to experience and share in the work, using art as a catalyst for individual and community engagement.
Exhibitions will be available for viewing during show times for ticket holders. There will also be opportunities to view the exhibitions without a ticket through our seasonal Visual Arts Open House. Open House dates and information will be listed below once available.
The call for submissions for our 2020 Vancouver Civic Theatres Visual Arts Gallery is now closed.
Please check back for the opening of our call for submissions for 2021.
Vancouver Community College - Jewellery Art and Design
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
VCT’s creative spaces showcase and empower local artists and artist collectives by providing accessible and high impact gallery spaces. VCT’s partnership with the Vancouver Community College allows graduates of the Jewellery Art and Design program to display their award-winning work in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby.
The current exhibition features work from Olivia Senez, Juliana Jara, Ximena Perron, and Artemis Ravenna.
Arts Umbrella - Gallery for Young Artists
Vancouver Playhouse Lobby
VCT’s creative spaces showcase and empower local artists and artist collectives by providing accessible and high impact gallery spaces. VCT’s partnership with Arts Umbrella brings youth creators to the forefront of the arts and culture community. The work on display reflects some of the themes explored through a darkroom photography course for teens. Students frame everyday objects in new and unique ways, and look at the photographic image as a document of energy, through experiments with long exposure photography.
Lead Artists: Kristen Roos, Celia Jong
Maleka Parolin - photo shown above