The Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery

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Learn about art, enjoy art events, travel for art!

Join the Associates, a dynamic member group dedicated to fostering arts appreciation through social and arts education activities and deeper engagement with the Vancouver and international art scene. Associate members support the work of the Gallery through annual fundraising events and travel programs.



Associate Benefits
In addition to the regular benefits of Gallery Membership, Associates are eligible for exclusive benefits:
  • Opportunities to visit artist studios, enjoy film presentations on art history and participate in Gallery tours of current exhibitions
  • Access to special events and art-related travel
  • Opportunities to make new friends while volunteering on a variety of committees and exciting fundraising events
  • Exclusive discounted Member's rates on Venue Rentals

    For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.

Special Events and Travel Programs

Associates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
  • Occasional visits to private art collections and corporate collections
  • Opportunities to tour public art in the Vancouver area with knowledgeable guides
  • Invitations to local, national and international art travel programs. Recent cities visited include Paris, Montreal, New York and Victoria
  • Invitations to the Associates' Annual Gala
  • Opportunities to socialize with other visual arts supporters over fine food in attractive venues

in the Gallery
Associates Summer Soirée
Picasso: The Artist and his Muses

Join the Associates for our Summer Soirée in celebration of the exhibition Picasso: The Artist and His Muses. This summer event will offer an exclusive experience for guests with discerning tastes, combining art, wine, cuisine and entertainment.

The event will include the following highlights:
• Enjoy a Glass of Wine & Canapes in the Gallery Rotunda
• Private Guided Gallery Tours
• Concert Performance by Sea to Sky Symphony & BC Girls Choir
• Fabulous Dessert Bar presented by Faubourg
• Family, Friends & Guest Welcome

TICKETS*: $150/person
($50 charitable tax receipt)

Please RSVP by June 23 to attend. Please contact with any inquiries.

Meet at the Gallery
Associates Biennale
2014–2016 Exhibition Tour

Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale is an open-air museum for Contemporary Art in Canada Private Guided Bus Tour of the Biennale Installations The tour will be guided by a representative from the Biennale office This event is followed by a No-Host Dinner at a downtown Cactus Club.

TICKETS*: $65/person
Please contact
with any inquiries.

Education Events

Non-members may attend educational events on a limited basis and for a small fee.

Art in the Morning/Art in the Evening

The Associates meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm and on the third Friday of the month at 10am for a guided tour of a current Gallery exhibition.

Art Appreciation

Every second Monday from October to May the Associates gather at the Gallery to view and discuss art DVDs, or occasionally to hear a speaker. Sessions typically run from 11am to noon.

Art Studio Tours

Throughout the year, the Associates also visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss his or her work. Visits to commercial galleries and galleries are occasionally offered.


Find out about all of the Associates activities over the last 12 months! The Associates Activity Report 2014/15 provides a description and accomplishments of the Associates Art Education, Special Events and Art Travel programs, all managed by volunteer committees in support of the Gallery. Many thanks to all talented organizers and happy participants! View here »


The weather is warming and the days are getting longer. The various committees of the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery have been hard at work finalizing details for the many events that will be coming up within the next few days and weeks. Download the latest Newsletter (March-April 2016) there may be one or several items of interest to you.

For a more detailed description of the Associates' program of events and activities, please contact: or 604.662.4700, ext. 2510.