Young Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery



The Young Associates are a dynamic group of young professionals between the ages of 19 and 45 who want to expand their involvement in the contemporary art world while supporting the Vancouver Art Gallery in a meaningful way. In addition to all the benefits of basic Membership, YAs are invited to three exclusive events per year, providing social networking opportunities in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition program.

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Young Associate Members receive a Vancouver Art Gallery Membership for two that includes all of the basic benefits of Membership, plus Young Associates enjoy three distinct social events per year in conjunction with our cutting–edge contemporary exhibitions.

  • Personalized membership card granting unlimited free admission for a full year
  • Two complimentary one-time-use guest passes
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews
  • Complimentary admission for one guest to members’ exhibition openings
  • Free admission to FUSE, Family FUSE weekends, Weekly Family Programs, Artists Talks, Curators Tours and the Noon Hour Concert Series
  • Subscription to our print newsletter and monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Store (20% during members’ shopping week)
  • Discount on ticketed public programs
  • Caregiver card for members with special needs
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General meeting
  • Free admission to our reciprocal partners: Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Social and networking opportunities with like-minded art enthusiasts
  • Educational lectures and talks
  • Behind-the-scenes access to artists and art world professionals
  • Exhibition previews and tours
  • Advance ticket purchasing opportunities and reserved seating for select lectures and artist talks
  • Complimentary drink ticket and front of the line access for FUSE Lounge

Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2016 YA Events
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SOLD OUT! Friday, April 22, 7pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
MashUp the Night / in the Gallery
On April 22nd, Here There is “mashing up” with The Acorn, Latab and the Young Associates for an edible experience unlike any other!

The Young Associates and Here There are joining forces to host a one-night only collaboration between chefs Brian Lutpak (The Acorn) and Kris Barnholden (Latab) inspired by MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture. Dine on 4 playful courses served unconventionally at The Vancouver Art Gallery’s most ambitious exhibition to date. Take a break between courses and join a guided tour of the “Digital Age” exhibit or make your own collage at the arts station with The Young Associates! Experience the Vancouver Art Gallery in a new and exciting way with this mash-up between 3 creatives, 2 chefs and 1 inspired meal!


May 10, 5pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Happy Hour: MashUp / in the Gallery
Join us in the Gallery for a short highlights tour of one of our favourite floors in the exhibition MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, followed by drinks at a local lounge, where you can get to know your fellow YAs.

Exclusive for YA Members only.


June 16
Paint-by-Chocolate & Tasting / Location TBD
White, Milk or Dark, we all have our preference. How is it made? What are the different varieties? How many flavours can we create? Can you paint with it? Come find out! The YAs are hosting a night for chocolate lovers and burgeoning artists.

Exclusive for YA Members only.


August 18, 7pm
Picasso: The Artist and his Muses
Rendezvous avec Picasso / Location TBD
The biggest event on the YA social calendar. A Picasso themed evening with games, activities, tours and cocktails. Meet new friends, dance, and create art projects while enjoying the view from the Gallery’s rooftop patio!

Exclusive for YA Members only.


October 2016
Fall into Arts / Location TBD
Celebrate the arts with the young professionals community this autumn. Join the YAs, Ballet BC UP, the Young Patrons Circle of the Vancouver Opera and our many extended arts friends for a night of collaboration and fun!

Exclusive for YA Members only.


Dec 7, 2016
3rd Annual YA Holiday Party / Location TBD
Ring in the start of the holiday season with the YAs with artful activities, festive foods and private tours of a current exhibition. More details to come.

Exclusive for YA Members only.

Note: Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates events are subject to change and confirmations will be sent to members in advance of each event.
Visit us often to learn about future events. Please ensure that we have your updated email address to inform you of new events.