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.
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.
CityScape Community ArtSpace / North Van Arts
335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
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
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.
Parking on Lonsdale Avenue is free and limited to 1 hour. Parking is unlimited and free north of 4th Street.
4th Street is the nearest designated bike route. A bike rack is available on Lonsdale Avenue, right outside our doors.
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.
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.
Behind the volunteer’s desk is a gender-neutral washroom, which has a door 3′ wide that is not automatic.
Depending on the exhibition you may see sculptural work or installations throughout the gallery on the floor, but our exhibitions manager strives to always clear a 50” path for mobility device users to more easily enjoy artwork on display. There are two ‘rooms’ (spaces) in CityScape Community ArtSpace divided by one large wall fixture which has 60” of space on either side which will always remain clear and unobstructed for fire safety and accessibility concerns.
There are two gallery benches that are 4.5″ wide, 50″ long and 18″ high, with no back or hand rails. If the exhibition involves sculptures, these are sometimes relocated to the back hallway adjacent to the gallery, and open to visitors.
North Van Arts staff and volunteer teams aim to be scent-sensitive by reducing and eliminating perfumes or strongly scented products. Please avoid wearing strong scents such as deodorants, colognes, and perfumes (especially Axe) inside CityScape and North Van Arts.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that exhibition artwork and/or materials will be scent-free, depending on the works in each show. We will aim to include a note on the exhibition webpage if scents are included as part of the exhibition.
CityScape Community Artspace has four windows in the front entrance, including one large, multi-pane window. The office has one three-pane window in the back. The gallery space is lit with LED track lighting, which is adjusted according to each exhibit. The office spaces are lit with LED lighting, with at least two lights in each office space. You may request that our staff dim the lights in the gallery during your visit. The lighting on the Art Rental panels at the rear of our office space can also be controlled using a remote, with the help of staff.
There is an internal sound system which does not regularly produce sound for exhibitions, unless there is an installation or event-based use, such as background music for opening receptions or broadcasting microphones of public speakers. Free earplugs are available at North Van Arts front desk, and you can ask staff to pause music during your visit if it is connected to our soundsystem and not an integral part of the exhibition.
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.
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.
- 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.