The Guild was founded in 1947 as the West Vancouver Sketch Club. It's goal was and continues to be to increase the interest and appreciation of original art in our communities through serving painters. We currently have approximately 325 members from all across the North Shore, from Howe Sound to West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Deep Cove, who work in a variety of mediums.
Our focus is on developing our member artists through demonstrations, courses, workshops and other programs. We meet on a monthly basis from September through June at the West Vancouver Seniors Centre.
We stage a number of increasingly successful shows and sales to present our art to the communities in which we live and work. In addition to a number of other art shows and sales, our two annual showcase events include:
- Annual Fine Arts Sale - a one day event in November showing about 600 paintings at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver.
- Spring Art Show - a one day event in May showing about 400 paintings at the West Vancouver Community Centre
A recent and successful addition to our shows is the option to purchase show items online if you are not able to attend in person.
To see particulars of upcoming events use the Upcoming Shows and Events item on the menu. If you missed one of our recent shows you can view them online by clicking on the Online Galleries item on the menu.
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