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About North Van Arts

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong & healthy communities through the arts.

Plan Your Visit

With safety measures in place, North Van Arts welcomes visitors to CityScape Community ArtSpace. We continue to follow guidance from the Province of British Columbia and WorksafeBC to ensure your visit is a positive and healthy one.

Admission

It is free to visit CityScape Community ArtSpace. The City of North Vancouver owns the space, and North Van Arts programmes the gallery through public exhibition proposals.

All exhibitions are group based and themed, to inspire reflection and conversation. This creative approach continually results in truly unique, thought-provoking and diverse art exhibitions, showcasing local and international artists. The high ceilings and open concept allow for dynamic installations, sculptures, 3 dimensional work, paintings, projections, textiles and more.  North Van Arts programmes 8 exhibitions annually.

Donations are always welcome.

Our location

CityScape Community ArtSpace / North Van Arts
335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 2G3

Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-8pm
Sat: Noon-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Getting Here

North Van Arts offices are located within CityScape Community ArtSpace on the West side of Lonsdale between 3rd and 4th St.

Via public transit:
228 Lynn Valley / Lonsdale Quay
229 Lynn Valley / Lonsdale Quay
230 Upper Lonsdale / Lonsdale Quay
R2 Marine Drive East/West
246 Highlands / Lonsdale Quay stops one block away from North Van Arts outside Presentation House Theatre on 3rd and Chesterfield Ave, West of Lonsdale Ave.

We are located 3 blocks north of the Seabus. Plan your trip with Translink’s TripPlanner

Accessibility

Enter by double doors (each 90cm wide; 180cm when both doors are open). Left door opened by automatic door opener button located to left of doors facing the gallery. Doors stay open for 15 seconds, and can be held open indefinitely with a button located inside. Please call staff at 604-988-6844 and we will be available to immediately open the door(s) for visitors.

North Van Arts offices and CityScape Community ArtSpace are located on the ground floor of a residential building with retail storefronts along Lonsdale Ave and 3rd St.

There is a wheelchair + mobility device accessible ramp leading to the gallery space immediately after the entrance. This ramp is  6m long, 130cm wide, built into the concrete floor, with a handrail along both sides for the full length.

Dogs and pets are not allowed inside, but service animals are welcome. With your consent we will remind visitors not to touch or pet service animals that are working in our space during events and/or during your visit to North Van Arts.

Parking

Parking on Lonsdale Avenue is limited to 1 hour. Parking is unlimited and free north of 4th Street.

Biking

4th Street is the nearest designated bike route. A bike rack is available on Lonsdale Avenue, right outside our doors.

 

We look forward to your visits!

To ensure CityScape Community ArtSpace is safe and accessible, we suggest the following:

  •  If you are feeling unwell, please visit us at a later date. Our exhibitions run between 4-8 weeks, to allow visitors lots of time to explore the work. The Art Rental Collection can be viewed online through our virtual galleries, or our website.
  • Our gallery capacity has returned to normal, we encourage visitors to attend workshops and openings that align with their comfort level.  Pre-booking may still be required (online or by phone) to attend some workshops. Please visit the Exhibitions page for opening reception information.
  • North Van Arts is still programming some online classes, please check our Arts Education page for current class options.
  • When you arrive at CityScape, the automatic door opens by pushbutton, no need to touch the doors. We are still sanitizing the door handles and pushbutton once a day.
  • Hand Sanitizer is available as you enter. Please use as you enter and exit our space.
  • Hand Sanitizer is also available at the Front Desk and Art Rental Salon.
  • The use of masks is voluntary while in CityScape Community ArtSpace.