The Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery

$225 Associate
$375   Associate Couple
$175 Senior Associate
$300   Senior Couple Associate

Learn about art, enjoy art events, travel for art!

Join the Associates, a dynamic member group dedicated to fostering arts appreciation through social and arts education activities and deeper engagement with the Vancouver and international art scene. Associate members support the work of the Gallery through annual fundraising events and travel programs.

Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery Membership has its benefits! Make friends with other art lovers, enjoy free educational activities, experience special art-related events, access to an exclusive art travel program and so much more.



Associate Benefits

In addition to the core benefits of Membership, Associates also receive these exclusive benefits:
  • Social events throughout the year in conjunction with our cutting–edge contemporary exhibitions
  • Opportunities to visit artist studios, enjoy film presentations on art history, an engaging education series and participate in Gallery tours of current exhibitions
  • Access to special events and art-related travel program
  • Opportunities to make new friends while volunteering on a variety of committees and exciting fundraising events
  • Exclusive discounted Member's rates on Venue Rentals

For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.

Special Events and Travel Programs

Associates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
  • Occasional visits to private personal art collections and corporate collections
  • Opportunities to tour public art in the Vancouver area with knowledgeable guides
  • Invitations to local, national and international art travel programs. Recent cities visited include Paris, Montreal, New York and Victoria
  • Invitations to the Associates' Annual Gala
  • Opportunities to socialize with other visual arts supporters over fine food in attractive venues
  • Free registration to Education Events (Monday Morning Art Study Group, Artists Studio Tours, Art in the Morning)

Save the Date: Collectors' Tour

  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 — More details to come in the New Year

Save the Date: Travel Programs

  • National | Edmonton | Tuesday, May 21 to Saturday, May 25
  • International | Paris | Saturday, September 15 to Saturday, September 21

  • More details to come

Monday Morning Art Study Group

New to the Associates? In this informal setting, you’ll meet others who share your interest in art. Join our Associates study group at the Gallery in Room 302 (unless otherwise indicated below) every second Monday for an introduction to new artists or a revisit with one of the masters. The program begins at 11 AM and lasts about one hour. Doors open at 10:30 AM with refreshments available. Registration is not required.
    Hank Bull on his art and Centre A
  • JANUARY 21
    El Greco and A Leap of Faith
    Contemporary artists, with commentary by Jill Brown
    Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884, with commentary by Diana Garred
  • MARCH 4
    Venus de Milo and more, with commentary by Kathy Scalzo
  • MARCH 18
    Professor Allyson Clay on poster artist Corita Kent

Non-members are welcome on a one-time basis and for a fee of $20 cash at the door.


Artist Studio Tours

Throughout the year, the Associates visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss their work.

A no-host lunch at a local restaurant normally follows the studio visit. There will be a charge of $5 to cover the cost of the artists’ lunches.

Organized by Ellen Doise. To register, please e-mail or phone 604.264.0476.

    Jo Scott-B
    #204 - 1996 West 41st Avenue
    Visit the Kerrisdale studio of painter Jo Scott-B, whose work is inspired by heritage buildings and local flora and fauna.


    Aurelia Bizouard
    #409 – 321 Railway Street, Vancouver
    Meet glass artist Aurelia Bizouard at Railtown Studios.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 10:30 AM

    Nicola Tibbetts
    1842 East Georgia Street
    Nicola’s realistic paintings will take us from the snow caps of Nunavut to the greens of Vancouver.

    Non-members are welcome on a one-time basis and for a fee of $20 cash at the door.

Art in the Morning

Guided tours of the Gallery's current exhibitions are offered exclusively to members of the Associates on the third Friday of the month.

Beginning at 10am, the tour lasts about one hour and will be followed by a discussion with the Art Educator. Please meet the Art Educator in the Gallery Lobby by Coat Check.


Find out about all of the Associates activities over the last 12 months! The Associates Activity Report 2016/17 provides a description and accomplishments of the Associates Art Education, Special Events and Art Travel programs, all managed by volunteer committees in support of the Gallery. Many thanks to all talented organizers and happy participants! View here »

For a more detailed description of the Associates' program of events and activities, please contact: or 604.662.4700, ext. 2510.