Art Rental & Sales

Art Rentals & Sales

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 artists who receive the majority of the fees collected, while the remaining proceeds support programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Choose from over 800 contemporary artworks consigned to us by local artists. Rental fees start from $10/month, and purchase options are available. Delivery and install can be arranged for you through our industry partners. Entry to the showroom is always free; see Reception for access.


Art Rentals & Sales

750 Hornby Street
Annex Bldg, 1st floor
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2H7

Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm
or by appointment*

Closed Statutory Holidays

Contact Us
Phone: 604.662.4746
Follow: @vanartrental

* To request an appointment, please call or email us.
NOTE: The Art Rental & Sales program does not include artworks that are in the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Browse the Catalogue of available works in the Art Rental & Sales showroom.
New works are added every day.


FEATURED ARTIST: Scott Bertram | Sept 26–Dec 9, 2016

Scott Bertram’s practice is an exploration into the possibilities of form, perception, and uncertainty, seeking to achieve a state of mystery or uncertainty. Bertram extends the sensory experience that occurs between the initial encounter of an image and the naming of it, encouraging the viewer to observe the work in a non-analytical way. He holds an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.


OCT 15 & 16
AR&S Showroom
Annex Blg, 1st floor
in the Gallery

Art + Literary Lounge at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair
Presented by SAD Mag

The Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to be the venue host for the annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair (VA/BF) five years in a row. The Vancouver Art/Book Fair is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada. It is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artist projects.

As part of VA/BF, SAD Mag presents an other-worldly literary experience featuring Adèle Barclay, Karla Comanda, Shaun Robinson and many more. Curated by the radical Kyla Jamieson, the series is a mash-up of identity, queerness and magic through performance and conversation. Convene with local emerging artists, writers and editors to hear new work, address challenges and deconstruct our literary culture in favour of inclusivity and experimentation. Share your secrets, drink coffee and manifest change.

Free to attend.

Presented in partnership with SAD Mag, Art Rental & Sales and the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. Complimentary coffee generously provided by our Official Coffee Sponsor Ethical Bean.
NOV 15
TUE, 7pm
AR&S Showroom
Annex Blg, 1st floor
in the Gallery

Artist Talk / Scott Bertram
Art Rental & Sales

Scott Bertram’s practice combines improvisational methods with systems of self-imposed parameters, with an aim to sustain formal ambiguity, subvert interpretation, and emphasize material process. Focussing on the point between the viewer’s sensorial encounter of an image and the naming of it, Bertram is particularly interested in detecting areas of unintended agency in these improvised interactions.

Free to attend; space is limited. Meet at the Annex doors on the first floor of the Gallery. Doors open at 6:45pm. For more information: 604.662.4746 or email

Scott Bertram, 16A4, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

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