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.


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.

    Core Benefits
  • 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
    YA Benefits
  • 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

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FRI 7pm
in the Gallery

Rendezvous on the Rooftop*
Picasso: The Artist and his Muses

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!

FREE for YA Members.
$35 per Non-Member.

THUR 6pm

Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC
Fall into Arts

Celebrate the arts with the young professional’s community this autumn. Join the YAs, MOV Young Connectors, 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.

Location TBA
3rd Annual YA Holiday Party

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.