Art Downtown

Art Downtown is an outdoor summer art festival where both new and established artists are encouraged to create and sell their work in an open setting that will inspire others and change the way quality art is circulated. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver this event includes live music. Brought to you in partnership with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA). 


This initiative encourages artists of all backgrounds in their quest for self-expression with various incentives and spiritual tools. We search for artists and provide them with an inclusive space to share their creations with everyone. We want artists everywhere to feel the support they need while they pursue the endeavor that has been their dream.

This year Art Downtown will be honoring Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth. Gives us an opportunity to reflect on the last seven decades and remember the Queen's limitless commitment. It's time to show some appreciation for our queen, each artist using a different form will create new artwork honoring Her Majesty's Legacy.

From July to September, artists will be presenting their work and painting techniques in the beautiful setting located at several locations in downtown Vancouver. From July 6th - to September 16th, 2022, from 11 AM till 5 PM. 

Wednesdays at Hornby Plaza, 855 West Hastings

Fridays at Jack Pool Plaza, 1055 Canada Place

For Artists & Volunteers

Registrations for Art Downtown 2022 are now open! If you are interested in exhibiting as an artist or volunteering at the event, please fill out one of the forms below.

Please read the instructions in the artist registration form. In honor of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, each artist must create a piece of artwork to pay tribute to Her Majesty. 

Thank you for Supporting Art Downtown

Thanks to our partners

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