Current Exhibition

 Grad Show 2018

Grad Show 2018 

Mixed media by graduating students from five West Vancouver secondary schools

June 5 - 24


Arts Connection

Professional Development Series for Artists

Where Me Meets We with Laura BarronWhere Me Meets We: Art and Social Practice
Facilitating artist: Laura Barron

Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

This interactive workshop will enable artists to harness their skills and passions in the service of social good. Participants will be invited to inventory their artistic talents, transferrable skills, passions, and “bumpersticker” social issues.  Then, they will go through an ideation process designed to plant seeds for a potential creative community arts endeavor that can impact the social change they wish to see in the world.

Laura Barron is a Vancouver-based musician, writer, artist activist, and educator. For more information, go to
Cost: $25 (includes refreshments). Register at 604-925-7270 (course #44118) or online.

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):

Locations:  Exact location will be announced 24 hours before event to registered participants. First session begins at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Park Royal and will walk towards Ambleside beach. All walks will begin within easy access to public transit and be 1 to 2 km in length.
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

Flower Power_Linda Bell

Mixing It Up

Mixed media by Linda Bell

June 26 - July 15

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 26,  6-8 p.m.

Meet the Artist: Saturday, June 30, 2–3 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