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The Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery

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


The Associates

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.

Membership Benefits
In addition to the regular benefits of Gallery Membership, Associates are eligible for the following 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 Donor Services at 604.662.4711.

About the Associates

The Associates Activity Report 2014 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 »

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.

Tour Held

Tour Held

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

Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2015 Associates Events

Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the season with the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Enjoy live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres on the magical roof top pavilion on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at 5pm.

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Dec 1, 5-7:30pm

in the Gallery

Associate Members FREE
Guests: $35

RSVP deadline:
November 25, 2015

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