How to Exhibit

General Exhibition Information 

Place des Arts offers three gallery spaces where local emerging artists and art groups may exhibit and sell their works. Artists living in British Columbia who are not represented by a professional gallery are considered local, emerging artists. Place des Arts welcomes submissions in 2D and 3D media and techniques including fibre arts, pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, prints and drawings; we are not able to accommodate multimedia work at this time.

Place des Arts’ galleries are open to the public seven days a week and are a popular destination with local residents and visitors alike. Place des Arts regularly hosts over 90,000 visitors per year. The centre distributes exhibition invitation cards for display in the Lower Mainland, and its galleries and gift shop are featured in guides such as Van Dop, Galleries West and Preview. A full promotional campaign is devoted to each exhibition series.

As Place des Arts is also a teaching arts centre, exhibiting artists are encouraged to offer talks and / or demonstrations during their exhibitions.

Please note: Place des Arts is a non-profit arts education facility, not a professional gallery. Our mandate is to support local emerging artists by providing exhibition opportunities and exposure.

For more information about exhibiting at Place des Arts Call 604.664.1636 ext 32

Galleries Exhibitions 2017-2018

Place des Arts is currently accepting proposals for it's 2017-2018 gallery exhibition season. Artists may submit 2D and 3D artwork and may apply for the Mezzanine, Atrium and Leonore Peyton Salon galleries.

Deadline to submit completed exhibition form: November 6, 2016

For more information on how to apply for an exhibition opportunity at Place des Arts, please download the application form here.

Positively Petite 2016

Positively Petite is an annual exhibition unique to Place des Arts that showcases miniature artwork from local artists. Every year, this show features small artworks in various media by over 20 artists. This exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to offer your artwork for sale during the holiday season when many are seeking to support the local economy and purchase gifts that hold meaning.

Deadline to submit completed submission form: October 17, 2016

Each application must be accompanied by the entry fee, and artists may submit up to 8 works. To apply for Positively Petite, please download the application form here.

Artisan Shop

Find out how to sell your work in our Artisan Shop here.