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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.
About the AssociatesFind out about all of the Associates activities over the last 12 months! The Associates Activity Report 2014/15 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 »
In addition to the regular benefits of Gallery Membership, Associates are eligible for exclusive benefits.
For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.
NewsletterThe weather is warming and the days are getting longer. The various committees of the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery have been hard at work finalizing details for the many events that will be coming up within the next few days and weeks. Download the latest Newsletter (March-April 2016) there may be one or several items of interest to you.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2016 Associates Events
Fri, April 8, 11:30am
Luncheon / Capilano Golf & Country Club–Stanley Thompson Room
Cocktails 11:30am / Lunch 12pm
Please join the Associates for our Spring luncheon in the panoramic Stanley Thompson Room of the Capilano Golf & Country and view some of the club’s Canadian Artists Collection including Ross Penhall and Gordon Smith.
Please contact Joanne Thorpe at 604.926.3517 or email@example.com with any inquires.
May 16 to 21, 2016
Winnipeg Art Tour
This 5-night trip promises to be very successful with 23 participants confirmed. We will visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the new Inuit Art Centre, meet artists in their studios, private collectors. We will visit the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and tour scenic sites rich in history & Prairie culture.
Please contact Christine Burdett at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquires.
Education EventsNon-members may attend educational events on a limited basis and for a small fee.
|Art in the Morning/Art in the Evening |
The Associates meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm and on the third Friday of the month at 10am for a guided tour of a current Gallery exhibition.
Art Appreciation |
Every second Monday from October to May the Associates gather at the Gallery to view and discuss art DVDs, or occasionally to hear a speaker. Sessions typically run from 11am to noon.
|Art Studio Tours|
Throughout the year, the Associates also visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss his or her work. Visits to commercial galleries and galleries are occasionally offered.
For a more detailed description of the Associates' program of events and activities, please contact: Associates@vanartgallery.bc.ca or 604.662.4700, ext. 2510.