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Events for Kids and Families

ArtStarts Gallery programming is now online. Participate in ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts Explores on Facebook.

ArtStarts is delighted to offer free community programming in the arts for kids and families to enjoy together.

To be notified about upcoming events, sign up for our Gallery Newsletter.

All ArtStarts performances and workshops are for young people and their caregivers. All adults must be accompanied by a minor.

Attention: Our lift is currently out of order until further notice. Please read more information here.

  • Coming to ArtStarts in my community is always the highlight of the weekend. Thank you for all the opportunities you offer our families—we are tremendously grateful! Parent
  • It was a great show. This is the first time my son sat through any event. Thank you! Parent
  • Our kids always learn new things coming to your workshops. Parent
  • We can now do this art at home, for the rest of our lives. Fantastic! Parent
  • Such good information for creative learning! Parent
ArtStarts Explores: Our Province at Play

ArtStarts Explores: Our Province at Play

Come explore with us, online for the month of July. "ArtStarts Explores: Our Province At Play" programming takes place every Saturday at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live. Families and young artists can continue creating together, practice physical distancing, and connect with fellow explorers from across the province and beyond!
WHERE AM I? Exhibition

WHERE AM I? Exhibition

WHERE AM I will be making its way across the Lower Mainland over the next several months. Visit one of the following community centres throughout the summer to experience "WHERE AM I?".

Roundhouse Community Centre: May 30-July 4
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre: July 4-August 8
Britannia Community Centre: August 8-September 30

Experience WHERE AM I online! We launched a digital component of the exhibition so learners near and far can share in the experience. Have fun spending time on the exhibition page with young learners as part of your classroom activities.
ArtStarts Explores

ArtStarts Explores

ArtStarts Explores is a hands-on drop-in workshop series for creative and adventurous families held from 11am to 12pm every Saturday (except the last Saturday of each month, when we present ArtStarts on Saturdays events). Explore creativity with your family through hands-on investigations and discover a wide variety of materials and artistic mediums. These process-based explorations invite families to experiment together through observing, touching, drawing, moving, assembling and listening to ignite their creative learning.
ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts on Saturdays & ArtStarts at River Market

ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based weekend workshops or performances for kids and families each month—in both Vancouver and New Westminster.

Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines.
Free! Donations welcome.
Venue Rentals

Venue Rentals

Interested in hosting your own event? ArtStarts offers three distinct spaces for meetings, staff retreats, brainstorming, fundraising events, board meetings and more. Learn more.

Supporters

The Government of British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of BC.
Prospera Credit Union supports ArtStarts at River Market.
Prospera Credit Union is committed to increasing access to active living and the arts in our communities.