Art Rental & Sales

Photo: Rachel Topham
Vancouver Art Gallery

Come see what your walls are missing.

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Whether you are you staging a home for sale, have an empty wall in your board room, or love contemporary art but canít decide what to purchase, youíll find what youíre looking for in the Vancouver Art Galleryís Art Rental & Sales Showroom. With more than 1,000 works by 200 Canadian artists, Art Rental & Sales has the largest selection of copyright cleared, original art for rent in British Columbia.

Art Rental & Sales is a not-for-profit business operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All the artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists who receive the majority of the fees collected. The remaining proceeds are donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery.


To participate in the Art Rental & Sales program:

  • All the artworks are for sale, but you must be a member of the Vancouver Art Gallery to rent from the program.
  • The minimum rental period is one month
  • Rental fees range from $10 - $250 per month*
  • The average rental fee is only $80/month
  • Delivery and installation is available (for an additional fee).
  • If you decide that you would like to purchase the art youíre renting, weíll credit up to three months of your paid rental fees toward the original purchase price

Need a special gift? We have a wide selection of BC landscape paintings all priced below $500. Renting art for your office? Rental fees for Canadian art are a tax deductable business expense and the purchase of Canadian art can be a depreciable asset.

Call us to make an appointment or stop by our Art Rental & Sales Showroom located on the main floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Our consultants will work with you to choose the perfect work for your personal or business needs.

View the artwork available for rent at:

Showroom hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)

For further information:
Showroom: 604.662.4746
Manager: 604.662.4716
Fax: 604.682.1086

NOTE: The Art Rental & Sales program does not include artworks that are in the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2014 AR&S Events

Featured Artist: Darcy Mann
February 3–May 2, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk & Showroom Tour / Darcy Mann / Art Rentals Showroom
Landscape paintings may come steeped in common cultural references but Vancouver-based artist, Darcy Mann has made a stand of trees her pretext to draw. The artist omits information in her poignant charcoal illustrations, thus disguising the true story that lies within the images she creates.

Free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration only.
To register: 604-662-4746 or email

Darcy Mann
Image courtesy of the Artist
Featured Artist: Galen Felde
May 5, 2014–July 31, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk & Showroom Tour / Galen Felde / Art Rentals Showroom
Vancouver painter Galen Felde creates landscapes that explore the tension between urban and natural environments. The resulting images reflect the artistsí ideas of impermanence and fading memories.

Free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration only.
To register: 604.662.4746 or email

Galen Felde
Blue Lark
Image courtesy of the Artist

Visit us often to learn about future events.