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Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibitions

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Viewing Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 1-5pm.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & how you can help us do so.

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    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
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    • Saturday, February 06, 2021
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    Artwork from the You Are Here 2021 Calendar featuring scenes of the North Shore by artists: Kathleen AinscoughTim Bennison, Enda Bardell, Miles Brook, Diana Zoe Coop, Chris Dalton, Lyza Del Mar Gustin, Danyne Johnston, Ishrat Khan, Lorena Krause & Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki.

    Theses stunning works of art were used to create a 2021 calendar that is being used as a promotional & fundraising tool for the North Shore Culture Compass. Initiated by  North Van Arts, the Culture Compass is an interactive, online map showcasing the art & cultural diversity of the North Shore, including the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, the Squamish Nation & the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

    Using the Culture Compass you can discover local arts & culture organizations, public art, festivals & events, destinations of cultural & natural heritage & so much more!

    Join us live for a virtual reception with the artists on Thur. Jan. 21 from 7-8pm on Youtube

    Produced in partnership with

    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
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    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
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    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    Experience work by some of the talented artists from the Art Box, our on-site shop. We're giving these gifted creatives space in the Gallery to show off what they can do. Take in stunning works in painting, photography, sculpture, diorama & mixed media.

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.

    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
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    • Saturday, April 03, 2021
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    • Silk Purse Arts Centre




    SPECTRUM is an exciting, annual exhibition celebrating the talented & diverse artists in our community! Following an open invitation, 25 established & emerging artists will showcase work in a broad spectrum of styles & media. 

    Details on how to register coming soon.

    By creating an inclusive & level playing field, SPECTRUM shines a light on these gifted artists at varying stages in their careers; offering them the opportunity to exhibit (some for the first time!) & bringing them together to make new connections & strengthen the arts community.   

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.

    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
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    • Saturday, May 01, 2021
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    • Silk Purse Arts Centre





    Spring is here with the return of our popular exhibition, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation. This is the 12th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom. Marvel at the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums including quilting, needle work, felting, fashion & more, interpreting & mediating on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty.

    Co-produced by The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts & FibreEssence in conjunction with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.