West Vancouver Community Arts Council

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council was established in 1968, with a mission to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities. The WVCAC is based out of the Silk Purse Arts Centre on the waterfront near John Lawson Park at 1570 Argyle Avenue. The District of West Vancouver generously makes the Silk Purse available for the Council’s use.


We are excited  to announce that the Silk Purse Arts Centre, operated by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, has re-opened its doors! We are so happy to showcase the work of talented artists & offer you meaningful engagement with art in person.

In order to provide a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience for visitors, our staff & volunteers, the WVCAC has implemented a series of new COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols following recommendations & guidelines from health authorities. We are closely monitoring the situation & will adapt as necessary.

Plan Your Visit to review our Health & Safety Protocols, & find out what you need to know before visiting the gallery. We look forward welcoming you back at the gallery soon!


With current programming revenue on hold, and the sustainability of our Arts and Cultural activities hanging in the balance, we must redouble our fundraising efforts. We need your support. All donations made using the button above will generate an immediate tax receipt, regardless of amount.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292

Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:
12-4pm Thursday-Saturday

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Silk Purse Exhibition

Thursday, October 29, 2020 • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Next Live Virtual Concert

Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM • Online

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM • Online
Thursday, November 26, 2020 • Silk Purse Arts Centre
Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:30 AM • Online

Calls For Artists

Monday, October 12, 2020 9:00 AM • Online
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