Special Events

Pride at the Gallery

Fri Aug 2 5 PM

1st Floor

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Celebrate Pride at the Gallery!

Join us on Friday, August 2 for a night of creativity, fun and connection in celebration of the LGTBQ2+ community and presented in partnership with Vancouver Pride Society.

The Gallery is open late until 9 PM on the first Friday of every month, giving you even more time to enjoy the artworks on display.

Regular admission rates apply. Free for Gallery Members.


Join or renew on Friday, August 2 to receive TWO BONUS MONTHS of membership.

To redeem this offer, visit the Membership Desk in the lobby, call us at 604.662.4711 or email membership@vanartgallery.bc.ca.

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PAINT & DRINK! BAR (age 19+)
5-8:30 PM | Annex Workshop

At this themed bar, visitors can get creative and partake in the making of a communal, paint-by-numbers mural of a work by Art Rental & Sales artist Jean Paul Langlois. Presented by Paintillio, this activity brings participants together to celebrate, create and collaborate. Join in on the fun and make your mark at the Gallery!

ME LOVE BINGO! (age 19+)
6, 7 and 8 PM | Rooftop Pavilion

Vancouver-based performer and visual artist Kyle Loven hosts his popular Me Love BINGO! event. Part variety hour, part game night and part immersive theatre, this acclaimed experience invites audiences to partake in a lively evening of endless entertainment featuring games, performance numbers and prizes, all while following an unexpected narrative journey.

Registration is required. To register, please visit the information desk in the lobby.

6-9 PM | Throughout the Gallery

Inspired by the worldwide phenomenon of the Human Library, the Gallery’s Queer Living Library invites visitors to take a page out of a human book as local artists and activists, or “books,” share their stories and answer questions about their lived experiences as members of the LGTBQ2+ community.

Guest speakers include two-spirited activist and 2019 Pride Parade Grand Marshal, Orene Askew (aka DJ O Show); painter Leanne Christie; femcee Shanique Kelly (aka DJ Softieshan); visual artist Tom Hsu; Gallery owner Wil Aballe of Will Aballe Art Projects (WAAP); and the Gallery’s Curatorial Interpretation Coordinator Ashlee Conery.

6 PM | Ashlee Conery 
1st Floor, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

6:30 PM | Shanique Kelly (aka DJ Softieshan)
3rd Floor, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

7 PM | Tom Hsu
3rd Floor, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

7:30 PM | Wil Aballe
4th Floor, The Street

8 PM | Orene Askew (aka DJ O Show)
3rd Floor, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

8:30 PM | Leanne Christie
Art Rentals & Sales Showroom


This event is in community partnership with Vancouver Pride Society: