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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.


The Silk Purse Arts Centre, operated by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, is open! We are so happy to showcase the work of talented artists & offer you meaningful engagement with art in person.

Plan Your Visit to review our COVID 19 Health & Safety Protocols, & find out what you need to know before visiting the gallery. We look forward welcoming you back at the gallery!

With the help of more than 200 generous members and friends, our fundraising appeal has already generated $16,000+ since May 1, 2020. We are grateful for your support! But—until health conditions permit normal programming revenue to return—the sustainability of our arts and cultural activity is not assured. Please take a moment now to contribute generously, using this online form from CanadaHelps. All donations will be acknowledged instantly with a charitable tax receipt.

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:
12-5pm Thursday-Saturday
12-4pm Sunday

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.

Art Exhibition at the Silk Purse

Thursday, April 08, 2021 • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Next Virtual Concert

Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:30 AM • Online

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:30 AM • Online
Friday, April 23, 2021 2:30 PM • Silk Purse Arts Centre
Thursday, May 06, 2021 • Silk Purse Arts Centre