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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!

Do you want to make a difference in our community? WVCAC is calling for candidates to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for engaged members of our community from diverse backgrounds with a connection to West Vancouver and the arts. Read more >>

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 Thursday-Saturday
12-4pm Sunday

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

Thursday, July 29, 2021 • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 05, 2021 • Silk Purse Arts Centre
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 10:00 AM • Silk Purse Art Gallery
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