Art Downtown is an outdoor summer program where artists are exhibiting and painting live in an outdoor space, with live music brought to you in partnership with Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA).
Art Downtown is a project that allows artists and the public to connect, inspire each other and share creativity.
From June to September, artists will be presenting their work and painting techniques in the beautiful setting located at several locations in downtown Vancouver. You can find us from June 16th - September 30th, 11 AM till 5 PM. Please see the schedule below for locations.
Please follow the instructions of our staff and volunteers regarding safe distancing and other health & safety guidance.
If you have any of these symptoms (fever, tiredness, dry cough), please do not attend this event.
Location & Dates
Jack Poole Plaza and Convention Centre Sea Wall
Wednesdays & Fridays
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square - Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza
For Artists & Volunteers
Registrations for Art Downtown 2021 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
Artist daily fee applies, please read instructions in the artist registration form.
Thank you for Supporting Art Downtown
Since the emergence of COVID-19, VVAF has faced financial challenges. As a free summer program, we are calling upon our network of friends, supporters, art lovers, philanthropic leaders to ensure Art Downtown continues. Your support will help us maintain the vital people and operations that make Art Downtown possible.