Gallery and visual arts

  • Brilliant Ideas, jewellery exhibition

    Three decades of designing and handcrafting individually unique pieces for an exclusive worldwide clientele. The retrospective exhibition includes one of a kind jewellery pieces, drawings and photographs of Per Wendel Madsen's works. Join us in celebrating this internationally known jeweller’s 30th anniversary on Granville Island.

    9am -6pm


  • Capture the Winterruption Moment

    Experience Winterruption, take a smart phone photo on Granville Island and then print your photos on Arts Umbrella state of the art digital printers.  Take away your image to remember the experience and leave your "art" at Arts Umbrella to contribute to the growing piece of Winterruption art!

    Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 3pm



    All work is produced in the studio so come on in and see the show and hopefully catch some artists working as well.

    Enlivening the gallery walls, an all members' show that celebrates glorious glowing colour with original prints such as monotypes, etchings, relief prints and more!

    Presented by Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery

    11am - 5pm


  • Colourful Creature Crafts at Make

    Get crafty at Make & create colourful creatures with laser engraved cutouts! Make is hosting an interactive activity for all ages: cardstock will be engraved & ready for you to form customizable animals of all sizes. Colour in the pieces and build your own mini creature! Have fun with button-making too! 

    10am - 16


  • Ikebana Floral Art

    As a preamble of spring, view Japanese-inspired floral art in various locations around the Island. Tour map available at Information Booths, Circle Craft in the Net Loft and

    Presented by the Vancouver Ikebana Association

    10am - 6pm


  • Introduction to Zentangle® with Aleesha Sattva

    As a certified Zentangle® Teacher, Aleesha will be teaching you how to get started by teaching you basic tangles. Tangles are simple repetitive patterns which when drawn together create a beautiful piece of art. Join Aleesha and de-stress with Zentangle®!

    Presented by Aleesha Sattva

    TICKETS: $15


  • Jack Darcus – Open Studio

    Visit the studio and for an amazing insight into the artist’s collection of egg tempera paintings.

    9am - 6pm


  • Like a Rolling Stone

    Like a Rolling Stone is an exhibition that riffs off of the subject of rock. Conflating geology and rock music it considers the ways in which two seemingly unrelated subjects linked by the same homograph share associations and points of contact both concrete and implied. Emerging artists, artists with international reputations and iconic artists are included in the exhibition that includes painting, photography, sculpture, video and documentation of performances. As well, a schedule of assorted events such as discussions, performances and screenings will take place within the exhibition. Artists in the exhibition include Slater Bradley, Laura Piasta, Ana Mendieta, Dennis Oppenheim, Myfanwy MacLeod, Nadja Frank, Acid Sweatlodge, Sean Coggins, Melanie Schiff.

    Presented by Charles H. Scott Gallery

    Noon - 5pm

    FREE or 604 844 3809

  • Meet Your Makers Tour: Art, Craft and Design

    Explore the studios and meet the artists, artisans and designers. Develop new insights into the many mediums of making art on Granville Island and take home a creative souvenir.

    Explore the artistic side of Granville Island! Join Kevin Head, owner of Kroma Acrylics on a guided tour of galleries and workshops on the island to meet artists, artisans, painters, designers and metalworkers and learn about their creative process. Visit Saltwater Studios and Kroma to learn about painting and locally made supplies; at Forge and Form witness the fiery craft of silversmithing; enjoy a visit to Kingsmill Pottery Studio and catch a glimpse of the fabric creations of Devil May Wear. Develop new insights into the many mediums of making art on Granville Island!

    Presented by Granville Island

    11am - 12:30pm, Tour begins in front of the Net Loft seating area

    Tickets $10 inclusive, available at


  • Mini Glassblowing Workshops

    No experience needed! Just choose your colours and make a flower of your own.

    Presented by New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass

    Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance, for reservations call 604-681-6730

    TICKETS: $50


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