7 Super Cheap Art Things To Do In Vancouver Right Now


What: Susan Point Spindle Whorl

When: February 18 – May 28

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery

This exhibit is a must see and on Tuesday Evenings from 5 – 9pm The Vancouver Art Gallery is always by donation, so you can pay as your budget allows.

Have Kids? Check out Sundays at the Vancouver Art Gallery

This is Susan Point’s ultimate Spindle Whorl housed at the YVR Airport

What: A Panel Discussion About Bill Reid’s “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii”

When: February 25, 1 – 3 pm

Where: Bill Reid Gallery

The panel discussion is free with gallery admission. You still have to pay to get in, but at only $11 for an adult it’s well worth it. While you’re there you can see Bill Reid: Creative Journeys and  Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World.

Bill Reid’s “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” housed at the YVR Airport

What: Creative Mornings Featuring Julia Taffe

When: March 3, 8:30 am

Where: SFU Woodward’s — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

This is free but put your bid in for the Creative Mornings lottery system. If you don’t get picked out of the hat, simply show up at 8:30 in the morning and the empty seats are first come, first served.


What: International Women’s Day Fundraiser and She-I-La Exhibit

When: March 8 – 18 is online bidding and the art opening is on March 8, 6pm – 9pm

Where: Fazakas Gallery 

Attending the art opening on March 8 is free, but if you want to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation and have a little extra cash,  put in a bid or two online.


What: Art Opening – David Dumbrell, Mechanical Curiosities

When: February 24, 5:30 – 8pm

Where: Visual Space Gallery

Check out David’s automatons for free at the opening. This is definitely something kids will enjoy!

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What: TILT Life Drawing Sessions

When: March 1, 7 – 9pm – or the first Wednesday of every month.

Where: HCMA’s Vancouver studio

Fancy yourself an up-and-coming artist? Or do you just want to escape from your husband and kids? Go to a life drawing session. It’s free but register in advance to reserve a space.

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What: Group Show – It Is What It Is

When: February 25, 9pm – 12am

Where: El Cartel

An art show in a clothing shop? I have to see this! There is no entrance fee but I bet the drinks cost something, and everyone knows you dance better to the DJ music with a couple of drinks under your belt.

One of the artists in the show – Priscilla Yu




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shannon McPhail says:

    Just what I needed!!!

    Thanks Cynthia!

    S >

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You actually inspired this post Shannon! I realized a lot of people are probably looking for things to do in Vancouver when they visit. I’m just sorry it came after you left 🙂


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