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The WVCAC is proud to be work with 7 Arts Councils & communities for a really exciting environmental art campaign - Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans.

Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans is an environmental art campaign that aims to raise awareness of the waste in our lakes & oceans by transforming collected trash into beautiful art. The campaign will be run in collaboration by the Sea to Sky Arts Council Alliance (Pemberton Arts CouncilArts Whistler, the Squamish Arts CouncilLions Bay ArtsThe Hearth Arts on Bowen), West Vancouver Community Arts Council, & North Van Arts. The art council collective will be working with volunteer divers from Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans (DCLO), local artists, & school groups.

Throughout 2021 Diving In organized underwater & shoreline cleanups to help remove the trash from our beautiful lakes & oceans. Artists then reimagined & transformed the trash as beautiful works of art that toured galleries from North Vancouver to Pemberton throughout 2022 in Turning Trash Into Treasure.

Watch this short documentary about Diving In produced by project leads, the Squamish Arts Council.

Watch our artists talk with project lead Amy Liebenberg & artists Michael Binkley, Monica Gewurz, Cath Hughes, Elizabeth Nankin & Olivia Richardson.

North Van Arts have created a Diving In StoryMap.

The StoryMap includes an interactive world map of marine & coastal protected areas, interactive Canadian map of oceans act marine protected areas, marine protected areas in Strait of Georgia, Culture Compass showing Canada’s first salt water Marine Protected area, & then Diving In project information - activities, exhibition locations, featured artwork created with salvaged materials, artists.

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:

Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5 pm. Saturday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm.


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.

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