West Vancouver Community Arts Council

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council was established in 1968, with a mission to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities. The WVCAC is based out of the Silk Purse Arts Centre on the waterfront near John Lawson Park at 1570 Argyle Avenue. The District of West Vancouver generously makes the Silk Purse available for the Council’s use.


The Silk Purse Arts Centre, operated by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, is open! We are so happy to showcase the work of talented artists & offer you meaningful engagement with art in person.

Plan Your Visit to review our COVID 19 Health & Safety Protocols, & find out what you need to know before visiting the gallery. We look forward welcoming you back at the gallery.

All members and friends are cordially invited to attend WVCAC's 2021 Annual General Meeting, which will be held online via Zoom. In addition to regular business, a Special Resolution to make general revisions to WVCAC's Bylaws will be presented. The AGM gets underway at 6:30 PM on October 26Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292

Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:
12-5pm Wednesday-Friday
12-4pm Saturday-Sunday

Winter Hours: 12-4pm Wednesday-Sunday beginning October 27


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Art Exhibition at the Silk Purse

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Art Exhibition at the Kay Meek

Friday, October 01, 2021 • Kay Meek Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:30 AM • Hollyburn Sailing Club, 1326 Argyle Ave
Monday, October 18, 2021 1:00 PM • Silk Purse Art Centre
Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 PM • Kay Meek Arts Centre
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