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 at over 20 arts and community centres 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

APEx Student Show 2016

Students registered in visual arts classes at Place des Arts during the 2015-2016 season are invited to participate in the annual APEx Student Show. This show, which runs from June 3 – July 2, 2016, is a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages to display their work and celebrate their creative achievements!

Deadline to submit completed submission form: Saturday, May 14, 2016.

To apply and to get more detailed information about important dates and exhibition guidelines, please download the APEx Student Show submission form here.

Capture Coquitlam

In celebration of Coquitlam’s 125 Anniversary, Place des Arts would like to extend an invitation to all BC artists to apply for a special community exhibition in the fall of 2016 entitled Capture Coquitlam.

Capture Coquitlam is intended to reflect Coquitlam’s beauty, from its city centres to its suburban areas and to its natural wonders. This exhibition, held at Place des Arts, will showcase artwork by local artists capturing their unique experiences and exploring their creative vision of the city of Coquitlam.

Deadline to submit completed submission form: July 22, 2016

2D and 3D artwork in any medium is acceptable, and all artwork must represent the city of Coquitlam in some way. To apply for Capture Coquitlam, please download the application form here.

Artisan Shop

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