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

Inspiration 45: Place des Arts 45th Anniversary Exhibition

To celebrate 45 years of excellence in arts education, Place des Arts will be hosting a special visual arts exhibition centered around how Place des Arts influences the art practices of British Columbia residents. To highlight how Place des Arts inspires the artist in everyone, applicants are asked to submit artworks inspired or influenced by Place des Arts, as well as a brief related story about how Place des Arts has shaped the artwork and your evolution as an artist. Celebrate history with Place des Arts!

Download the application form with guidelines and instructions on how to apply here.

The deadline for applications is July 7, 2017.

Positively Petite Annual Miniature Exhibition

Positively Petite is an annual exhibition unique to Place des Arts that showcases miniature artwork from local artists. This show features small artworks in various mediums by a multitude of talented artists. Positively Petite also offers the opportunity for shoppers to purchase unique, affordable artwork to add to their collection or as gifts for friends and family during the holiday season.

Download the application form with guidelines and instructions on how to apply here.
The deadline for applications is Monday, October 16, 2017.

Artisan Shop

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

2017 Christmas Boutique

Find out how to sell your work in our 2017 Christmas Boutique here.