Art Downtown is a new 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).
Now is the time when more than ever artists need our support and new opportunities. Art Downtown is a project that allows artists and the public to connect, inspire each other and share creativity.
Between June and September, artists will be presenting their work and techniques in the beautiful setting located at Lot 19 and Cathedral Square, downtown Vancouver. You can find us every Wednesday at the LOT 19 - 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver (starting June 17th) and every Friday at the Cathedral Square - 566 Richards St, Vancouver (starting June 19th) from 11 AM till 2 PM.
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.
Lot 19 Dates
June 17 & June 24th
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26,
Sept 2 & 9
Cathedral Square Dates
June 19 & 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Aug 7, 14, 21 & 28
Sept 4 & 11
8 Artists, 1 Theme, 1 Hour and 1 Mystery Box of supplies
On Wednesday, July 22nd from 12 pm - 1 pm, we will be presenting another instalment of Art Masters which will coincide with Art Downtown at Lot 19. Art Masters is sponsored by Opus Art Supplies and is an exciting art competition where artists can showcase their creative talents.
Art Masters asks 8 professional artists to create a piece of artwork based on a theme (which will be announced on the day), using one mystery toolbox filled with unconventional painting tools. They will have just one hour to create a piece of art based on this theme, requiring them to unleash their creative skills and imagination within an exciting environment.
Following this, the audience will be asked to vote for their favourite piece based on its creativity and originality, and a winner will be announced. The artworks will then be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. After the competition, there will be live music and artists exhibiting and selling their artwork until 2 pm.
We hope you can join us and support local artists. This event is free, open to the public & safely distanced.
Date: July 22nd
Start: 12:00 pm
Voting: 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Winner presentation: 1:05 pm