Walking Tour of Artist-Run Galleries in Vancouver (Self Guided), Vancouver

Vancouver offers visitors a great selection of art galleries that feature permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are a number of galleries in the city that are run by Canadian artists, with the majority of these places focusing mainly on contemporary art. This walking tour will take you to the most visited artist-run galleries.
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Guide Name: Walking Tour of Artist-Run Galleries in Vancouver
Guide Location: Canada » Vancouver (See other walking tours in Vancouver)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: clare
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Gallery Gachet

1) Gallery Gachet

Gallery Gachet, established in 1992, was named after Paul Gachet, the doctor of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh. The primary aim of this gallery is to support and promote dissident artists. Here they have the opportunity to exhibit their works and further develop their skills.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 12 - 6 pm
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UNIT/PITT Gallery

2) UNIT/PITT Gallery

The UNIT/PITT, formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery, moved under the new name to 236 East Pender Street. The gallery raises awareness of vital socio-political issues through contemporary art exhibitions. Works by both local and international artists can be seen here.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
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Access Gallery

3) Access Gallery

Access Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to emergent contemporary art practices. Founded in 1991, the gallery's mandate is to encourage critical conversations about contemporary art through experimentation and risk-taking within the gallery space and beyond and is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC). Over the years, Access has provided important exhibition opportunities for some of Canada’s most successful contemporary artists at early stages of their careers including Myfawny MacLeod, Damain Moppett, Kevin Schmidt and Antonia Hirsch.
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12-5PM
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Grunt Gallery

4) Grunt Gallery

Grunt Gallery was established in 1984 as an artist-run exhibition center. This gallery contains a mix of vibrant collections from seasoned artists and newcomers to the art world. It is the home of permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as several special projects. Located in Vancouver, BC, the gallery has a vision to be an internationally renowned artist-run center furthering contemporary art practice. Through the exploration of diverse Canadian cultural identity, grunt has built strong links with the Aboriginal community. The gallery offers public programming in exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects. The main goal of this non-profit organization is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative Canadian contemporary art. Grunt has long been committed to presenting creative work that is cutting-edge, challenging and often controversial, work that would not be championed or exposed otherwise. Over the past 26 years, grunt has produced hundreds of ongoing programs in exhibitions, performance, publications and special projects.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Western Front Gallery

5) Western Front Gallery

Western Front Gallery was one of the very first artist-run centers opened in Vancouver. The gallery is known for the exhibition, production and promotion of modern experimental art.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

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Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Travel Distance: 1.5 km
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Travel Distance: 4.0 km

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