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Silk Purse Rental

We are pleased to offer Members the opportunity to rent the Silk Purse Gallery for staging arts and cultural functions, arts planning activities, or teaching sessions outside of public gallery hours and WVCAC programming.

The Silk Purse Gallery offers the following capacity and seating: standing - 50; theatre seating - 40; gatherings - 32; workshops depend upon set-up. Features include folding tables, folding chairs, a grand piano, a spectacular south-facing water view, a kitchenette with dishwasher, and an outdoor deck. It has accessible entrances with ramps, and a small accessible washroom (may present maneuverability challenges).

The Silk Purse Gallery presents art exhibitions all year. Artwork will remain on the walls during rentals.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all as we continue to navigate the pandemic, the following guidelines are in place:

  • Wearing a self-provided non-medical mask is recommended.
  • Food and beverage stations will be situated on the covered deck to minimize congregation indoors.
Rental information:
  • WVCAC membership is required
  • Rate for Individual Members is $42 per hour or portion; for Alliance Members $26 per hour or portion.
    • $3/hr discount given to Alliance Members who book 8 or more hours at one time.
  • Rentals will occur outside of public gallery hours & WVCAC programming.
  • Facility will be made available 15 minutes before start time and following end time at no additional cost.
  • Setup/takedown of folding chairs and tables is the responsibility of the renter.
  • Setup/takedown by WVCAC staff, if requested at time of booking, is available for $30
  • For 1-time rentals:
    • Rental supervisor fee ($40 extra per occasion) is mandatory for Individual Member rentals.
    • Balance is due 48 hours before rental start time.
  • For recurring rentals:
    • $25 deposit is due at time of booking
    • A minimum of one session payment is due in advance to confirm booking.
    • Deposit is credited in last sessions's payment and is non-refundable in event of cancellation.
  • To serve alcoholic beverages, renters are responsible for securing a special event permit.

To discuss availability for your event, contact us at 604-925-7292 or

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

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