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The Anonymous Art Show 2023
November 18 - December 19
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Online sale starts on Thursday, November 23 at 7pm.

Please note: We are UNABLE to provide in-person purchases until Monday, November 27, 2023, during regular business hours.
The gallery is still open for in-person viewing during regular business hours.
Online sales are always available until December 19, 2023, 5pm. Thank you for understanding.


Support your local art community with every $100 artwork you buy, and help us reach our goal of a record $50,000! 

We are thrilled to host the 20th Anonymous Art Show showcasing original artwork from emerging and established artists. Over 300 local artists have created 680 original artworks for North Van Art’s annual festive fundraiser. CityScape Community ArtSpace will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic world of wonderment comprised of hundreds of small 8” x 8” canvases. Come and find your favourite, and support your local art community with every artwork you buy. The proceeds from this festive fundraiser provide significant support to ongoing North Van Arts’ programmes and projects while also showcasing local artists in the community. The artists remain anonymous until their work sells for $100 each, with the artist and North Van Arts each sharing 50% of the sale. Once a painting is purchased, it is removed from the wall and replaced with a sold tag, revealing the artist’s name.

This year, we are hoping that the Anonymous Art Show will raise $50,000 for North Van Arts and local artists. Together, let’s make this the most successful Anonymous Art Show yet!

The exhibition will be installed at CityScape Community ArtSpace, you can view the artwork online or in-person. 


The 20th year of the Anonymous Art Show is extra special, with extra secrets! 

We have hid 11 fabulous golden tickets behind 11 unique artworks, to be claimed when the artwork is purchased (or with an extremely lucky first guess!). 

Keep buying art to support local artists, contribute to North Van Arts’ fundraiser, and for a chance to win a unique Vancouver experience! 

If you pick a lucky artwork, you could win … 

  • Two vouchers for the Bard on the Beach’s 2024 BMO Mainstage productions! 
  • Two adult admission vouchers for Vancouver Lookout! 
  • A voucher for a complimentary yoga intro month at Modo Yoga North Vancouver! 
  • A gift certificate for a two-player outdoor game with Vancouver Mysteries! 
  • A gift certificate for two-person admission to a Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour! 
  • A two-bottle carrier with a bottle of Italian white and Spanish red wine! 
  • A $50 gift certificate to Browns Social House! 
  • A $75 gift certificate to Burgoo! 
  • A $50 gift certificate to Farina a Legna! 
  • A $40 gift card to Windfall Cider & Co! 
  • A 2024 You Are Here Calendar, tote bag, and pack of 12 art cards! 

How it Works: The Golden Tickets 

1) Purchase artwork! The golden tickets are hidden behind eleven different artworks. If you purchase an artwork with a ticket behind it, you get the prize! 

OR 2) Make a lucky guess!: If you visit the gallery in person, you can take one guess which artwork has a golden ticket behind it. If your guess is right on your first try, you can claim the ticket without buying the artwork. 

CONTEST PERIOD: Thursday, November 30, 2023 – Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 5:00pm. 

Note: chances of winning change as artworks are purchased and as prizes are claimed. All prizes can be shipped along with artwork, except for the wine carrier: the wine must be picked up in person by January 8th, 2024. All prizes to be accepted as awarded. No exchanges, refunds, or returns. Prizes may not be exchanged for any cash value. 

Prize Details

This year is our 20th annual Anonymous Art Show! We are so grateful for every customer, artist, volunteer, and installer who has made these 20 years possible, bringing your energy and enthusiastic support each year.

To thank you for your ongoing support, and to make this year extra special, we are excited to announce the ultimate Anonymous Art Show prize pack!

This prize has been very generously donated to the Anonymous Art Show by Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism.

The Anonymous Art Show Ultimate Prize Pack (worth approx. $850) contains:

1 night stay with parking and breakfast at the Pinnacle Pier Hotel in North Vancouver

2 tickets to Grouse Mountain

2 tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge

$25 North Vancouver Brewery Gift Card

Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism merchandise

How to participate in the contest:

There are two ways of entering the contest:

  • Purchasing an artwork: Each artwork purchased is considered an entry to the contest. Therefore, increasing the number of artworks purchased will increase the chances of winning.

1 artwork purchase = 1 entry, 2 artwork purchases = 2 entires, etc.

  • Promoting Anonymous!: You will be entered to the contest if you complete each of the following during the contest period (between 7:00pm PST on Thursday, November 23 and 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, December 19). There is one entry per email address permitted.
    1. Post on social media about the Anonymous Art Show, tagging @northvanarts
    2. Subscribe to North Van Arts’ newsletter
    3. Send an email to info@northvanarts.ca with a screenshot of your social media post, the email address you used to subscribe to our newsletter, and your phone number. Your phone number will solely be used to contact you if you are the winner.

We will be drawing the winner on Wednesday, December 20th, after sales end.

Contest Terms and Conditions

CONTEST PERIOD: Contest opens Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 7:00pm PST and closes Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 5:00pm PST.

CHANCES: There is one prize that will be drawn after sales close. There are 680 artworks on sale, and a limit of one entry per email address if one chooses the second option of entering the draw.

DRAW: The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, December 20.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is not open to employees of North Van Arts, North Shore Culture Compass or Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism. Not adhering to the Terms and Conditions, and Contest Rules may lead to disqualification at any time.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly chosen by North Van Arts. The winner will be contacted via the email address and/or phone number they provided when registering as a bidder for the Anonymous Art Show, and must respond within 72 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be redrawn if no response is received within 72 hours. If the randomly selected winner of the Grand Prize is under the age of majority in BC (19 years old), they must provide permission from a parent or guardian to claim the prize. The prize has no cash value and is non-transferrable.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION: By entering the contest, you agree to receive one (1) email communication from North Van Arts. You will not be automatically subscribed to the email subscriber base, UNLESS you enter via the second option.

This is our annual festive fundraiser

The Anonymous Art Show is an important fundraiser for North Van Arts. The money raised supports our programming, including exhibition activities at CityScape Community ArtSpace, community events like the North Shore Art Crawl, and adult and youth art classes. To learn more about how this fundraiser creates a vibrant cultural art legacy for the North Shore, visit our CANADA HELPS PAGE.

Confused about how this all works? See the ONLINE BUYING GUIDE to make your buying experience simple and fun!  Artwork purchased online will need to be picked up at CityScape Community ArtSpace or be shipped with Canada Post (additional costs apply). If you are not able to access online viewing/purchasing, please contact us at 604-988-6844 during office hours for assistance. Please note: The first night of the online sale, telephone assistance (604 988 6844) will be available Thursday, November 23 between 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Please note CityScape Community ArtSpace will be closed for in-person assistance during this time.

The deadline to pick up your purchased artwork is Thursday, December 22nd at 4pm.

There are many fabulous 3D and multi-layered works this year, and even a painting can’t ever be perfectly captured in a digital format; we invite and encourage you to come by the gallery to view the artwork in-person, on our walls! We look forward to seeing you here.