Please note North Van Arts offices and CityScape gallery have new Summer hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
Sat-Sun: noon to 5 pm
(please email inquiries to artrental[at}northvanarts.ca or info[at]northvanarts.ca)
Art Rental how to
We have put measures in place to keep staff and renters safe:
- we ask visitors to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and wear a mask
- 1 visitor (or family bubble) at a time in Art Rental Salon
- art is ‘quarantined’ upon return before unwrapped or re-rented
- see our Plan Your Visit page for our complete COVID-19 policies and procedures
If you would like to rent or purchase art, you are welcome to visit in person, or browse the online collection.
About Art Rental
Art rental is an affordable and flexible way to enjoy original 2-dimensional art. Our Art Rental Programme represents approximately 150 artists with over 450 original works in a wide variety of styles and subjects. Artworks include paintings, photography and mixed media with pieces ranging in size from 12″ x 12″ to 48″ x 48″. View the Art Rental Collection through our online gallery or in person during gallery hours.
To rent artwork*, you need to have a current membership with North Van Arts ($25-35 annually for basic, $150 for corporate) and complete a Art Rental Client Contract. This is done in person during gallery hours. Artwork can also be purchased outright. Applicable taxes apply to rental fee and purchase price.
New! Virtual 3D galleries of the Art Rental Collection
While North Van Arts was closed to the public, we explored ways to safely engage with the community during the pandemic. As one of our new initiatives, we launched a virtual gallery platform to highlight selected works from our Art Rental Collection. The new virtual gallery feature is presented in a series of themed and curated 3D exhibitions accessible through our website. So far, we’ve presented four virtual exhibitions for the public to enjoy from the comfort of their home.
The initial feedback from artists and clients has been overwhelmingly positive. While North Van Arts programmes, CityScape Community ArtSpace and the Art Rental Collection have now re-opened to the public, we’ve decided to continue to offer these popular virtual galleries on an on-going basis. More virtual galleries are being designed and will be rolled out as they are completed.
We invite you to explore the current virtual exhibition Body & Mind: Figurative and Abstract Painting from our Art Rental Collection.
Rent Art for your home
If you are intending to purchase original art, you can rent work while deciding which piece to invest in. If you just moved into a new space, you can rent art to fill bare walls and create a lived-in feeling. When you plan to sell your home, home staging with original artwork can increase the aesthetic appeal of your residence. Art Rental is also an inexpensive way to impress your guests or create a distinctive mood for a special event or dinner party, or your home office!
Rent Art for your place of business
Enhance the atmosphere of your work environment. Use artwork at a restaurant, spa or office to create ambiance and energize the space. Art Rental provides exposure for local artists and acts as a tax-deductible expense for your business. Browse the collection online then visit us in person to confirm your selections, fill out the paperwork and pick up the artwork.
Rent Art for Film and TV
Visit our online gallery or come in person for your Set Dec needs. All of our artwork is copyright cleared. Rental to the film/television industry for set decoration is subject to different fees and services, and additional conditions. Please contact the Art Rental Coordinator for more information at 604-988-6844.
If after renting you decide to purchase an artwork, up to three months of rental fees will be deducted from the selling price. Applicable taxes apply to rental fee and purchase price.
*Note that membership is not required for the outright purchase of art from our collection.
To Navigate the art rental online use the filters in the left sidebar
TIP: After each search use the RESET button a the bottom to clear the filters and start a new search.
How to Create a Wishlist (under development – coming soon!)