Art Rental & Sales

Art Rentals & Sales

Come see what your walls are missing.

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Staging a home for sale? Have an empty wall in your office? Love contemporary art but can't decide what to purchase? Choose from over 800 contemporary artworks consigned to us by local artists and galleries. Rental fees are as little as $10/month and purchase options are also available.

Art Rental & Sales is a not-for-profit business operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All the artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists who receive the majority of the fees collected. The remaining proceeds are donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

  • The average rental fee is $80/month
  • Rental fees are a deductible business expense
  • Delivery and installation is available (for an additional fee)
  • All the artwork is also available for purchase
  • If you'd like to buy the art you're renting, we'll credit up to three months of your paid rental fees to the purchase

View the available artwork at


Call us to make an appointment or stop by our Art Rental & Sales Showroom. We'll help you to choose the perfect work for your personal or business needs.

Showroom hours:
(or by appointment)

For further information:
Showroom: 604.662.4746
Manager: 604.662.4716
Fax: 604.682.1086


Holiday Hours Wed, Dec 24 Thurs, Dec 25 Fri, Dec 26 Wed, Dec 31 Thurs, Jan 1
Art Rental & Sales 10am-4pm CLOSED CLOSED 10am-4pm CLOSED


NOTE: The Art Rental & Sales program does not include artworks that are in the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2014 AR&S Events

Featured Artist: Taralee Guild
Aug 1, 2014–Oct 31, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk & Showroom Tour / Taralee Guild / Art Rentals Showroom
In Taralee Guild’s Nature's Cathedral series, treed canopies from British Columbia's rain forest become a metaphor for the sacred space and echo the euphoria of being in these surroundings.

Free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration only.
To register: 604-662-4746 or email

Taralee Guild
Cathedral Grove Cedar Pillar
acrylic on canvas
Image courtesy of the Artist

Visit us often to learn about future events.