Artists, collectors, curators, art aficionados, and art-lovers from across the globe will gather to celebrate artistic expression and creativity at the 2nd annual Art! Vancouver, Western Canada’s only international fine arts fair. The event runs May 26-29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East and will showcase original works of art from local, national and international artists.
Art! Vancouver shines the spotlight on the thriving art scene in BC, featuring emerging artists with unique, cultural flare. Check out modern cave paintings by Salmon Arm-based artist Teyjah McAren, whose work is inspired by the ancient art of petroglyphs, cave paintings, and rock art; or stop by Majie Lavergne's booth – this Nanaimo-based artist will present an abstract, interactive exhibit encouraging viewers to re-create his artwork.
In addition to a diverse collection of exhibits, the fair also includes an Opening Night Gala with a runway-style art show, an extensive guest speaker series, as well as art tours lead throughout the city at various galleries and venues. Tickets cost $15 for one-day general admission or $25 for a weekend pass. Purchase tickets here.