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Planing Your Visit


The Silk Purse Arts Centre re-opened its doors on Thursday, July 16, 2020. We are thrilled to be open & sharing wonderful art with you.

In order to provide a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience for visitors, our staff & volunteers, the WVCAC has implemented a series of Health and Safety Protocols detailed below, following requirements & guidelines from the Province of British Columbia & WorkSafe BC. We are closely monitoring the situation & will adapt as necessary. We thank you for your patience & cooperation. We welcome your feedback & inquiries at

12-4pm Wednesday-Sunday 


  • A regular cleaning schedule is in effect. High-contact surfaces such as service counter tops & door handles will be cleaned at regular intervals.
  • All shared workstations & equipment cleaned regularly.
  • Staff & volunteers are washing hands frequently, mandatory upon entry.
  • Staff & volunteers will wear masks in the public gallery & when activities require close contact or make consistent distancing a challenge.
  • All occupants are encouraged to maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance, promoted by signage, staff & volunteers.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at service desks.
  • Hand sanitizer stations located at entrance & exit.


  • If you are feeling unwell or showing any COVID-19 related symptoms, stay home. You can always visit later.
  • Wearing a self-provided non-medical mask is recommended.
  • Visitors to the Gallery are not required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the province-wide health order issued on September 13, 2021.
  • Use the hand sanitizer available at the entrance & exist at the start & end of your visit.
  • Maintaining a 2 metre (6 feet) distance between all visitors, staff & volunteers is recommended. Households may remain together but must respect the physical distance of others in the space.
  • No public washroom. The nearest public washroom is located in John Lawson Park.

We will continue to offer inspiring online Arts & Culture programs alongside in-person exhibitions, concerts & workshops while complying with all Public Health Orders.

We welcome you back to the Gallery & reconnecting with wonderful work by local artists & artisans!

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:

Summer Hours: Wednesday  Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


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, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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