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Art Vancouver Art Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Art Vancouver

Art Vancouver is a contemporary art fair featuring international artwork, panelists, classes and more at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the spring each year.

The Art Vancouver fair takes place from April 11th to 14th in 2024. If you like art, you’ll love this event! It’s impressive! Not only can you admire the art, but you can also buy it!

For tickets and full details about the event, visit the artvancouver.net website.


This article features the following information about Art Vancouver:

When and Where | Admission | Exhibitors at Art Vancouver | Fair Schedule | Art Vancouver Video | Other Information


Art Vancouver


International Art Exhibition at the Art Vancouver Fair in 2024

Art Vancouver is one of the largest and most prestigious international art fairs in Western Canada. The event provides a global stage for art galleries and artists to showcase and sell their pieces to thousands of people. Not only is the fair an exceptional place to check out different styles of artwork, but there are also guest speakers, panelists and live demonstrations to enjoy.

At the fair in 2024 an Art Masters painting competition takes place in front of guests. This is when different artists use a mystery box of supplies to paint something extraordinary within a limited amount of time. Spectators usually get to vote for the piece they like the most. There are also Art Classes at Art Vancouver most years. The instructional workshops typically happen on-site during the show and include admission for one day.

Art Vancouver is organized by the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation which is also responsible for the free Art Downtown Summer Program in Vancouver. It’s a popular event that art lovers from across the world travel to see. As many as 10,000 or more people attend in a typical year.


For tickets and the event’s official website, click Art Vancouver.


Vancouver Convention Centre at Art Vancouver


When and Where

In 2024, Art Vancouver runs from Thursday, April 11th, until Sunday, April 14th. The Thursday is when the VIP Preview and Face of Art Runway Show happen. It’s also the day that alcoholic beverages are likely available for purchase. On Thursday the event runs from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The rest of the art show is open to the public for three more days, from the Friday to the Sunday. Hours on the Friday are from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and hours on the Saturday are from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The show concludes on Sunday. On that day it runs from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Art Vancouver is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event happens inside the Canada Place building, located at 1055 Canada Place.

The venue offers parking but is also transit-friendly as it’s close to the Waterfront SkyTrain Station. The beautiful location also offers paths for walking and cycling right along the waterfront. The Coal Harbour Seawall connects to Stanley Park and makes for a wonderful way to take in the views that Vancouver has to offer.


For tickets and the event’s official website, click Art Vancouver.


VanGoghver Art Artist
The VanGoghver Art Artist



As of late March, general admission to the Art Vancouver fair for one day costs $25 for everyone ages 13 and over. Children ages 12 and under enter for free.

Multi-day passes are also available for those who want to visit the fair on all three days. The passes cost about $50 in 2024.

Tickets for the special Opening Night Premiere Party cost about $45 this year. The event features a preview of all the art, music and a Face of Art Runway Show.

For folks who want to experience all that Art Vancouver has to offer in 2024, VIP Passes include access to early previews, opening night activities and all regular show days. VIP Passes cost about $125 per person.


For tickets and the event’s official website, click Art Vancouver.


Face of Art Runway Show
Face of Art Runway Show


Exhibitors at Art Vancouver

Art Vancouver is not exclusively for paintings or drawings. Instead, it’s a contemporary art fair showcasing different forms of art including photography, sculptures and more. Most of what you’ll see are paintings, but there is a lot more too.

Art Vancouver typically features around 60 or so exhibitors in 2024. Some are from Canada, but many are from other parts of the world. In fact, artworks from over 10 countries are featured at the art fair in 2024. There are artists from South Korea, Japan, Nigeria and Ireland to name a few. Artists from Iran, Argentina and the United States are also at the event.

TIP: Be sure to chat with the artists. They are more than happy to tell you about their art. You’ll learn some pretty interesting and amazing things from them! So many pieces of art have a story!

To see the full list of artists at the 2024 event click Art Vancouver Exhibitors.





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2024 Schedule

Art Vancouver features guest speakers, classes, art demonstrations and performances. The fair’s partial schedule for 2024 as of late March is listed below. Details about this year’s talks are to be confirmed. Exact times and details are also subject to change.


Thursday, April 11th (2024)

  • 6:00 pm – VIP Preview
  • 7:00 pm – Opening Night


Friday, April 12th (2024)

  • 1:00 pm – Doors open
  • 3:00 pm – Alcohol Ink class
  • 6:00 pm – Alcohol Ink class
  • 9:00 pm – Doors close


Saturday, April 13th (2024)

  • 12:00 pm – Doors open
  • 12:30 pm – Flowers in a Vase class with Lauren Morris
  • 3:00 pm – Alcohol Ink class
  • 6:30 pm – Art Masters competition
  • 9:00 pm – Doors close


Sunday, April 14th (2024)

  • 11:00 am – Doors open
  • 11:30 am – Bright Blossoms in Abstract class with Lauren Morris
  • 2:30 pm – Neurographic Drawing class
  • 5:00 pm – Doors close


For the full program as it becomes available, visit the Art Vancouver website.


Art Vancouver Video

To give you an idea of what to expect at Art Vancouver, watch the videos below. The first one shows scenes of the Opening Night event at the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2022. The second video shows scenes of the event from 2023.



Some of the art featured in this second video includes pieces by Paul Ygartua, Karissa Narukami, Elizabeth Cross, Mila Chanel, Lee Kyo Dong and Iva Staykova (all of whom are artists based in the Lower Mainland).



Other Information

For more information about the art fair, visit the Art Vancouver website.

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