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Exhibitions encourage public engagement, bridging cultures and building strong communities through the arts.

Exhibitions Archive

A Response to Place

April 22 - June 4, 2022
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

RONNA ANDER ANTHEA CAMERON CAROL DEMERS In ‘A Response to Place’, Ronna Ander, Anthea Cameron, and Carol Demers create an array of ceramics and 2-dimensional works inspired by the unique natural world of the North Shore. Cityscape Community ArtSpace will be...

I wanted to go on a Space Walk but I had nothing to wear

February 25 - April 14, 2022
CityScape Community ArtSpace

VISIT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Ilze Bebris, Kiku Hawkes, Marcia Pitch, Ruth Scheuing, Catherine M. Stewart Five female artists explore the reality of inhabiting a woman’s body, surprising fashion, and space travel through assemblage, photography, weaving, textiles,...

Lynda Fownes: Windfall

March 24 - May 23, 2022
District Library Gallery

North Van Arts presents an exhibition by Lynda Fownes as part of its Art in the Community Programme. Lynda Fownes’ earlier work focused on soft sculpture and fibre art. In recent year she has returned to the idea of exploring patterns and textures—in both choice of...

Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi: Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go)

February 3 - March 21, 2022
District Library Gallery

North Van Arts presents an exhibition by Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi as part of its Art in the Community Programme.  Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go) is an artist book and a series of drawings which translates the artist’s first-grade English book, We Come...

Art Rental Exhibition

January 21 - February 19, 2022
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Rent it, buy it, love it. North Van Arts invites you to visit CityScape Community ArtSpace for our semi-annual salon-style Art Rental Show. Discover original works by local artists from our Art Rental collection. Created using an impressive range of media, these...

Pushing Boundaries FREE Interactive Event

October 21, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm
Cityscape Community ArtSpace and Online

 In Conversation: Curator Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau and Salisha Old Bull Due to gallery capacity limitations we will also be streaming the event live on our YouTube channel. Pushing Boundaries exhibition page Learn more about the artists: Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓽᐃᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau...

Nomi Stricker: ELSEWHERE

November 4, 2021 – January 24, 2022
District Library Gallery

Artist Statement: My recent oil and mixed media works depict curious, dream-like scenes. They are inspired by sites explored while traveling abroad (pre-pandemic) and by landscapes discovered around British Columbia. Memories, imaginings, and my own photography are...

Pushing Boundaries

October 8 - November 13, 2021
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Finding Our Place: Beading and Weaving our Culture Together Guest Curator:  Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau Participating Arists: Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau, Nathalie Bertin, Naomi Bourque, Salisha Old Bull, Melody Markle, Michelle Sound There is medicine in every fibre...

Kris Noble: Faceted Florals

August 5 – September 20, 2021
District Library Gallery

“Faceted Florals allude to the impermanence of our vision and that sparkling movement of pattern and color that occurs with the blink of an eye, the passing of a cloud, or the breath of a breeze.” Artist Statement Following an established career as a textile...

You Are Here 2022 Calendar Exhibition

September 23 - November 1
District Library Gallery

12 IMAGES CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS DEPICTING NORTH SHORE SCENES The You Are Here calendar tells the story of the North Shore Region through artistically rendered images of locations, places, or scenes that are recognizably in North Vancouver or West Vancouver, on the...

Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay

July 24 - September 4, 2021
CityScape Community ArtSpace

North Van Arts is proud to present Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay. The exhibition title refers to the traditional name of the Dakota Bear Forest (Stalkaya) followed by the two words for yellow and red cedar. Stalkaya includes ‘SANCTUARY’, a 360°...

Art Rental

September 10 - October 2, 2021
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Rent it, buy it, love it.   Come and visit CityScape Community ArtSpace to view new works of original art from the 2021 Art Rental collection. Discover the work of over 150 local artists in this salon-style show. Created using an impressive range of media –...

Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay FREE Interactive Event

August 26, 2021
Lynn Canyon Park

Utsám̓ / Tkw̓áya7nmixs / Tsetsiy̓áḵwustay̓ Listen/ Witness/ Share Join artist, ethnobotanist and educator T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss on an interactive, guided forest walk. As we feel out the forest, sensitizing ourselves to the land, we will bring ourselves to a...

Conspicuous Collapse

June 4 - July 18, 2021
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Conspicuous Collapse is an exhibition of artwork from Biliana Velkova, Erika Mashig and Sunshine Frère. Works in this exhibition explore the thematic of breakdown across a range of media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and video. “This exhibition was...

Printmaker’s Mark

April 30 - May 29, 2021
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Printmaking dates back thousands of years: Sumerians used clay printing wheels in 3000 BCE, Chinese used stone rubbings in 200 CE and Egyptians used woodblocks for printing fabric in 600 CE. In 1400 CE movable type and the screw press created an explosion of...

Mother Tongue

February 26 - April 24, 2021

What is motherhood? What does it mean to be a mother? These questions are explored in Mother Tongue, the upcoming exhibition at North Van Arts. “Our mother tongue is the first language we learn, the sounds we hear and know to repeat and attach meaning. Perhaps...

New Works! from our Art Rental Collection

until March 31, 2021

Virtual Exhibition North Van Arts is pleased to present our first virtual exhibition of 2021 to showcase the quality and variety of artworks available from our Art Rental Collection. We assembled this small selection from the 213 new works recently added to the...

Art Rental Exhibition

January 22 - February 20, 2021
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Rent it, buy it, love it. North Van Arts invites you to visit CityScape Community ArtSpace for our semi-annual salon-style Art Rental Show. Discover original works by local artists from our Art Rental collection. Created using an impressive range of media, these...

The Brighter Days of Spring:

Works from our Art Rental Collection

on until May 11

Virtual Exhibition North Van Arts is pleased to present an early springtime selection of 32 artworks from the Art Rental Collection. We invite you to tour this virtual exhibition which is inspired by renewed energy and optimism for a brighter year ahead. This...

Visions of the North Shore


District Library Gallery

This series of prints is an arts and heritage millennium project that commemorates and links 12 historically significant sites with interpretive prints. Every day we walk or drive in our community and yet we see only the surface. We are blessed to live in a beautiful...

2020 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2020
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Art Rental January 17 – February 15, 2020 Twice a year, North Van Arts transforms CityScape Community ArtSpace to display as many artworks from the Art Rental Collection in salon style. Visitors can explore a dynamic exhibition covering an impressive range of...

2020 Art in the Community

January - December 2020
North Vancouver

Simone Guo City Atrium Gallery January 22 – March 16, 2020 Lori Sokoluk City Atrium Gallery March 17 – June 2, 2020 Rick Herdman District Foyer Gallery February 5 – April 6, 2020 Heather Konschuh and Heather MacNeil District Foyer Gallery April 8...

2020 Online Exhibitions


Landscapes from the Art Rental Collection June 10- July 6, 2020 Floral Revelations from the Art Rental Collection July 7 – August 3, 2020 True Love & Other Works From The Art Rental Collection August 4 – September 18, 2020 Winged, Footed & Finned:...

2019 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2019
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Natural Alchemy March 22 – May 4, 2019 Willoughby Arevalo, Katherine Duclos, Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck, and Phyllis Schwartz Natural Alchemy contemplated the forces and cycles present that help shape our environment. The earth is ever-changing, and the work...

2019 Art in the Community

January - December 2019
North Vancouver

Kyle Parent: 1991 City Atrium Gallery March 28 – June 3 The two pieces shown were topographical studies of important memories from Kyle Parent’s past. While memories can be retrievable, some of the less important details can be lost over time, so as to create...

2018 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2018
CityScape Community ArtSpace

19th Birthday Party February 9 – March 11 In partnership with the Housing Matters Media Project and Vancouver Foundation’s Youth and Homelessness Intiative. This media art installation explored issues relating to youth transitioning out of government care...

2018 Art in Community

January - December 2018
North Vancouver

Art of Caring: North Shore Family Services City Atrium Gallery February 28 – May 14 Through an afternoon of art, media, and group activities, children were asked to convey what caring for one another means to them through art and words. The three framed artwork...

2017 Art in Community

January - December 2017
North Vancouver

Diego Samper – Dreamscapes City Atrium Gallery January 4 – March 27 “The substance of a landscape is the dialogue between its elements: water, earth, wood, sky and light. At its most abstract, the grammar of landscape- a sense of place in terms of...

2017 CityScape Exhibitions

January - December 2017
CityScape Community ArtSpace

Limited Editions: The Art of Printmaking February 10 – March 18 Mariko Ando, Elisabeth Sommerville and Richard Tetrault This exhibition explained methods used by artists, as practiced today by three contemporary printmakers.  Clouds March 24 – April...