Art Vancouver 2024: Programming Highlights and Featured Artists & Galleries

Art Vancouver, photo by Lisa Wolfin

Art Vancouver Contemporary Art Fair – Inspiring future generations through art

Art Vancouver, the premiere destination in Western Canada for art enthusiasts, unveils its programming for the highly anticipated 2024 Contemporary Art Fair. Scheduled from April 11 to 14, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this year’s event is a celebration of creativity and innovation.

Established in 2015, Art Vancouver has consistently pushed conventional boundaries evolving into a global platform that transcends typical art fair experiences by spotlighting artists alongside galleries. Over the years, the fair has grown into a nexus for artistic expression and cultural exchange.

Distinguished by its distinctive programming designed to foster direct connections between attendees, gallerists, and artists, Art Vancouver offers a variety of engaging experiences:

Face of Art Runway: connecting artists’ faces with their creations, bringing their work to life on the runway for opening night, April 11 at 8 pm.

Art Talks: Join panelists for a discussion of censorship, exploring the complexities surrounding Indigenous art and its place in the art world. Join us on Saturday, April 13 at 2 pm for “Censorship in Indigenous Art: Unveiling Challenges in Public and Media Spaces.”

Art Demonstrations: Watch and learn firsthand as artists demonstrate their techniques live onstage, offering insights into their creative process throughout the event.

Speaker Series: Engage with gallerists and artists as they share their experiences, evolution, and visions for the future of contemporary art all weekend long.

Art Masters: Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled painting competition as artists race against the clock to create masterpieces using mystery supplies. Join us on Saturday, April 13 at 7:00 pm, for an evening filled with excitement, as attendees become the judges and cast their votes for the winning creation. Following the competition, engage in a spirited silent auction where you can bid on your favorite works of art and take home a unique piece to treasure. Take advantage of this thrilling event that promises to ignite your passion for creativity and artistry!

Art Classes: Discover your creativity with hands-on workshops led by professional artists, available throughout the weekend. Learn new techniques, hone your skills, and ignite your passion for art. Join us on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to explore your artistic potential.

Alongside this special programming, Art Vancouver proudly showcases the innovation and creativity of featured artists and galleries. Among these exhibitors are Lineage Arts Gallery, Paul Ygartua, and Karrisa Narukami.

Vicissitude by Suny Jacob. Courtesy of Lineage Arts Gallery.

Lineage Arts Gallery

Originating as a haven for low-income BIPOC artists, Lineage Arts Gallery has evolved into a dynamic space showcasing contemporary and traditional art forms from Indigenous and visible-minority artists.

Lineage Arts Gallery is focused on catalyzing the role of art within the community through public learning and a participatory approach to art and design, taking pride in curating storied pieces that reflect a rich heritage and embody the deep culture behind them. Inviting art lovers and collectors alike to participate in their interactive workshops and events led by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, and artists, to discover more about the exciting and complex world we share.

Tangle by Paul Ygartua

Paul Ygartua

Artist Ygartua is renowned for his versatility across painting styles, including Realism, Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Abstract Surrealism, reflecting a profound exploration of the human experience.

His most recent works provoke a response that is both physical and emotional. Ygartua’s dynamic use of color and lines infuses his work with energy, captivating viewers and earning international acclaim.

Spanning from monumental murals and intimate explorations of the psyche, Ygartua’s artistic vision continues to inspire and resonate with collectors around the world. AskART considers his murals to be some of the largest murals ever painted by a single artist.

Outpouring Blessings by Karrisa Narukami. One out of the four artworks by Narukami destined for the moon.

Karrisa Narukami

Narukami was diagnosed with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the age of two, and her prodigious talent emerged early on. Her intricate artwork, characterized by meticulous details and imagination, has captivated audiences worldwide.

Discovered at Art Vancouver 2023 by a collector, Narukami has had four paintings selected to be sent to the moon in a time capsule. This extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime opportunity goes beyond the realms of conventional art exhibitions. It’s a thrilling and awe-inspiring prospect to think that her art will journey to the lunar surface, where it will be preserved for future generations to admire and contemplate. This achievement highlights the boundless possibilities of human creativity and imagination and is a testament to her exceptional talent and the universal appeal of her creations.

Join us this April for a celebration of creativity at the Art Vancouver Contemporary Art Fair.

Early Access – Exclusive Preview:
Thursday, April 11 | 6 pm – 7 pm (PST)

Show Hours:
Thursday, April 11 | 7 pm – 10 pm (PST)
Friday, April 12 | 1 pm – 9 pm (PST)
Saturday, April 13 | 12 pm – 9 pm (PST)
Sunday, April 14 | 11 am – 5 pm (PST)

Vancouver Convention Centre East – Hall B

Tickets: Average $25 – $125
Tickets are available for purchase here.

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