North Shore Artists' Guild

About the Guild and Membership

AFAS Scene 2008The Guild was founded in 1947 as the West Vancouver Sketch Club. (To read about the history of the Guild, click on the file at the bottom of the page.)  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.

If you are not a member and would like to be notified of upcoming events, click on the Subscribe item in the menu or Click Here.


If you would like to find out more about membership  Click Here


We meet at the West Vancouver Senior's Centre at 21st and Marine Drive. Guests are welcome on the following dates:   March 14, April 11 and May 9, 2018.   

The Guild has made great strides in the past few years in terms of the quality at our shows and success in the communities in which we operate.  This in turn has resulted in the demand for many new memberships to the point that we currently have limited membership numbers to 325. 

To submit a request for membership, please click here.

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