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Engaging Families

The arts can spark something special in young lives.

When young people explore different art forms, they learn, discover their own creativity and build confidence
to try something new.

ArtStarts offers a wide range of programs in schools. We also love to connect with families outside of the classroom. Join us for free monthly workshops or at the ArtStarts Gallery.

ArtStarts Gallery programming is now online.

Watch ArtStarts Explores every Saturday at 11am on FacebookArtStarts on Saturdays takes place on the last Saturday of every month on Facebook.

We are planning on re-opening the Gallery to the public in 2022. Be the first to hear about it by signing up for our newsletter.


Young people exploring in the ArtStarts Gallery
a collage of young people taking part in arts-integrated experiences

Take Part in Family Events

ArtStarts is delighted to offer free community programming in the arts for kids and families to enjoy together. ArtStarts Explores runs every Saturday at our Gallery in Downtown Vancouver. ArtStarts Explores is a free hands on hour-long art workshop for kids and families to participate in together! Our popular ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Markets events take place once a month, and we also love to host special events for exhibition openings, Family Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day and more. Find out what events are coming up.
The entrance of the ArtStarts Gallery located at 808 Richards St in downtown Vancouver

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery

The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. Since the gallery opened in 2006, our exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections. Discover the current exhibition and plan your visit.
Zach Berman of the Juice Truck standing in front of a brick wall with the words 'If you put yourself in a position to say yes an

What Will Your Child's World Be Like in 20 Years?

This year is ArtStarts' 20th Anniversary. As we celebrate our accomplishments and impact, we are also inspired to think ahead about what the next 20 years hold for young people. What role can art and creativity play to support our next generation to thrive in the future? To help us explore this question, we sat down with 20 community leaders across different sectors and asked them to share their story and thoughts on the relevance of art and creativity.

Read the interviews

Three red circular shapes stacked vertically from small to large make up the ArtStarts logo

Bring the Arts into Your Child's School

Coming soon!