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This expansive art gallery was created by artists for the artists. Located on Granville Island in Vancouver, the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery presents roughly 20 unique exhibits throughout the year. Rather than organize by mediums, the art found here is centered around broad themes. Aside from displaying unique and unusual pieces of art from national artists, the gallery also provides workshops, classes, lectures and critiques by fellow artists. A true labor of love, this gallery is a Vancouver must-visit.
This elegant boutique and gallery holds antique treasures from all over the world, including paintings, carpets, furniture and silver. Although collectors are frequent clients, the gallery also caters to customers who are simply looking for unique and exemplary objects for the home and office. The gallery is located on South Granville, an art and antique row located minutes from downtown. For more information, check website or call +1800 730 8825.
This gallery is situated in a large heritage building, which was once a courthouse, right in the center of Downtown. The fifth largest in Canada and Vancouver's leading visual arts museum, it features four floors of artwork from those of groundbreaking contemporary visionaries to historical masters. There are rotating exhibitions of major international works, as well as permanent collections of local artists such as Vancouver's famous Emily Carr, Marc Chagall and others. There's also a gift shop, cafe and open art library on site. Rates are subject to change, so do check the website before planning a visit.
First Nations culture often provides a significant voice in the city's art scene. Located in the heart of trendy Gastown, Coastal Peoples Fine Arts gallery displays the work of over 150 established and lesser-known First Nations artisans. It displays a range of customized gold and silver jewelry, each piece a reflection of contemporary and traditional native styles. Artistic traditions from tribal nations along the coast, arctic and plains are celebrated. It has an exceptional selection of masks, ceremonial bowls, carvings, totem poles and prints.