West Vancouver Community Arts Council

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council was established in 1968, with a mission to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities. The WVCAC is based out of the Silk Purse Arts Centre on the waterfront near John Lawson Park at 1570 Argyle Avenue. The District of West Vancouver generously makes the Silk Purse available for the Council’s use.


To build a bridge to 2022, we need to close a revenue gap of $15,000. We are reaching out to friends, members, and supporters to contribute these funds directly. Please take a moment now to contribute generously, using this online form from our partner, CanadaHelps. All donations will be gratefully received (and acknowledged instantly with a charitable tax receipt).

For a limited time, your tax-deductible donation can support the Arts Council and secure a gift for you or someone you love – with an exclusive design sourced from our CONNECT THROUGH ART 2019 collaborative community art project. Click here for details.

Collected: $9,912.00
Goal: $15,000.00


The Silk Purse Arts Centre, operated by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council, has re-opened its doors! We are so happy to showcase the work of talented artists & offer you meaningful engagement with art in person.

Plan Your Visit to review our COVID 19 Health & Safety Protocols, & find out what you need to know before visiting the gallery. We look forward welcoming you back at the gallery!

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292

Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:
12-4pm Thursday-Saturday

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Silk Purse Exhibition

Thursday, November 26, 2020 • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Next Live Virtual Performance

Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:30 AM • Online

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:30 AM • Online
Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:30 AM • Online
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