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Planing Your Visit


The Silk Purse Arts Centre re-opened its doors on Thursday, July 16, 2020. We have missed your visits & the ability to engage the community 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 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

12-5pm Thursday-Saturday
12-4pm 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.
  • Staff & volunteers sign in upon entry.
  • All occupants will maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance, promoted by signage, staff & volunteers.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at service desks.
  • Directional signage installed to help navigate the dedicated entrance & exit.
  • 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 mandatory.
  • Voluntary sign in at Welcome Desk to assist Public Health officials if Contact Tracing is required
  • Use the hand sanitizer available at the entrance & exist at the start & end of your visit.
  • Occupancy limit is 6. Visitors may have to wait before entering.
  • Follow directional signage to avoid congestion & close contact.
  • Maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance between all visitors, staff & volunteers. Households may remain together but must respect the physical distance of others in the space.
  • When possible, handling merchandise/artwork by staff & volunteers only. Items touched but not purchased by visitors will be quarantined & cleaned.
  • Credit or debit payments only. We will not be accepting cash payments at this time.
  • No public washroom. The nearest public washroom is located in John Lawson Park.

We will continue to offer inspiring online Arts & Culture programs such as art exhibitions, concerts, & art panels.

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