Current Exhibition

Lorn Curry

Creatively Local 

Paintings by members of the North Shore Artists' Guild


July 17 - 29


Meet the Artists: Saturday, July 21, 2–3 p.m.


Seaside & Shoreline Spinners' Walking Club

Shoreline by David Gowman

The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club is open to everyone and will help form a body of research work on coastal materials and techniques that is guided by First Nations sensibilities and concerns. It is designed to deepen and expand discussion around where we live, traditions connected to living from the land and sea and contemporary foraging best practices. Led by Tracy Williams and Sharon Kallis.
1 Fathom = 6 feet. The average distance from hand to hand for a fisherman with arms extended. So, how many fathoms will be spun? How will we measure our labour- relative to the terrain near the Ambleside coastline? Each walk holds opportunities for stewardship, contemplation of what lays at our feet, and the sharing of skills, traditions and history of the  Xwemelch'stn village that emerge as we walk.
Experienced drop spindlers and cordage makers are encouraged! A 15 minute refresher cordage making session at 6:15 p.m. before departure each day will be offered.
This series is linked to the Land & Sea arts-based community research project currently underway with EartHand Gleaners Society.
Monday July 30–Friday August 3: Five nights walking and spinning wool or plant fibres during slow meanderings on, or towards, the Ambleside coast line (every day 6:30–8:30 pm):

Mon, Jul 30: Shoppers Drug Mart at Park Royal, 802 Marine Drive. (North Side)
Tues, Jul 31: Seaside Cafe on Ambleside, 1200 Argyle Avenue.
Wed, Aug 1: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue.
Thurs, Aug 2: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue.
Fri, Aug 3: Millennium Park
Cost: $8 per evening or $25 for the series.To reserve a spot, call 604-925-7270 (course # 48496) or register online for the series. Drop-ins are also welcome.
* The Walking Club will meet rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.


Plein Air Challenge

Plein Air Challenge

11th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge

Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In this traditional Plein Air painting competition, painters must originate, paint, complete and frame a painting that has been created outdoors in just four hours. Works will be judged and prizes donated by Opus Art Supplies will be awarded. 

The top 12 artists will be invited to proceed to the British Pacific Properties Paint on the Mountain Plein Air Challenge on Cypress Mountain on Sunday, August 5th.

Registration now open! Register by phone at 604-925-7270 (course #49757) or online.

Cost: $35 for adults (includes morning coffee and muffins, and a wine & cheese reception after the judging) or $20 for ages 19 and under.

For more information please contact the Ferry Building Gallery at 604-925-7290 or inquire by email at

BPP Logo sponsored by British Pacific Properties


Upcoming Exhibition

We Art Together

We Art Together 

August 3 - 19, 2018

Mixed media group exhibition celebrating Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaborations

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Harmony Arts Festival August 3rd - 12th: 12 – 9 p.m. 

August 14 - 19: 11 – 5 p.m.

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Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Gallery Hours
Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays
Tel 604-925-7290