What we're about

Vancouver is a thriving, diverse and inclusive visual arts hub.

As a visual artist you're constantly looking for ways to develop your practice, network professionally with others and connect with peers and like-minded individuals to share in a common interest we all have - the visual arts!

With this group, our aim is to connect Vancouver's visual artists to our dynamic arts community, through sharing in events, workshops, classes, professional development opportunities, socials and mixers.

Currently organized by the Federation of Canadian Artists, you'll see a lot of their programming here. But we are relying on the visual artists of Vancouver to augment this meetup group with events, activities and meetups outside of our programming so you can continue the great work that was started with VVA by it's founders.

Upcoming events (4)

ShowOff - Live Painting Fundraiser

1241 Cartwright St

Tickets are $25.00 and include a beverage Next Event: March 9,[masked] - 9 PM Participating Artists: Sue Cowan Andrew McDermott Kerry Vaughn Erickson Jeff Wilson SHOWOFF is a night of art and entertainment where 4 artists come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces right before your eyes. Working from the same reference source under a time restriction, these artists will each create something unique, flavoured with their own style. Take home a one-of-a-kind original artwork, while enjoying a night of art and supporting our cause. ShowOff returns to continue to help the Federation raise much needed funds while also offering a platform for artists to celebrate their talents. Of the funds raised, 2/3 of the proceeds from the painting sales will go towards the FCA to help further develop the services we offer and 1/3 will deservingly go back to each artist to show appreciation for their invaluable time and effort. Come out, support the FCA and our artists so we can continue to offer the best services that we can...and having a great time doing it! Each $25 ticket includes entry for one, a drink for the evening and light refreshments. Don't forget to pickup your meetup sticker at the door so you know who else is here from the group. Tickets available at: https://artists.ca/federation_gallery/showoff_fundraiser

Ikebana in the Art Gallery

1241 Cartwright St

FREE! Join us for an evening of art appreciation at the Federation Gallery. Show up anytime between 6 - 8PM to enjoy the BLOOM, an exhibition of floral artwork complimented by living ikebana floral installations by the Sogetsu school of Japanese floral arranging. Bring yourself, and a buddy, a sketchpad if you feel inspired, feel free to take photographs, meet and mingle! Free to attend. When you arrive check-in at the front desk to get a meet-up sticker so you can identify other group members!

Plein Air Paint Out - Cypress Mountain with Jane Appleby

BY DONATION Join FCA Host Jane Appleby and your fellow plein air painters to capture the beauty of Cypress Mountain. Meeting at 11.00AM in the car park, you'll follow Jane with your plein air supplies to the painting site. As a group you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and maybe pick up a tip or two. Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun, social event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, open to all artists regardless of if you're a member of the Federation. It's your chance to paint, socialise, learn what the Federation is about and above all, have fun! Attendance is by donation, with your donations going directly back into the Federation's educational programming so we can continue to offer low or no cost activities for artists. Register your spot here: https://artists.ca/courses/view/id/2076

Plein Air Paint Out - Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach

BY DONATION Join FCA Host Caroline Dahlmanns and your fellow plein air painters to spend an evening painting sunsets at Kits Beach. Artists will meet at 5.00 PM and fan out in the immediate area. Click here for the meeting point, coordinates are: 49°16'38.7"N 123°09'06.3"W As a group you'll enjoy the great outdoors, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and maybe pick up a tip or two. Plein Air Paint Outs are a fun, social event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, open to all artists regardless of if you're a member of the Federation. It's your chance to paint, socialise, learn what the Federation is about and above all, have fun! Attendance is by donation, with your donations going directly back into the Federation's educational programming so we can continue to offer low or no cost activities for artists. Register here: https://artists.ca/courses/view/id/2077

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