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The Silk Purse Arts Centre re-opened its doors on Thursday, July 16, 2020. We are thrilled to be open & sharing wonderful art with you.

In order to provide a safe, comfortable & enjoyable experience for visitors, our staff & volunteers, the WVCAC has implemented a series of Health and Safety Protocols detailed below, following requirements & guidelines from the Province of British Columbia & WorkSafe BC. We are closely monitoring the situation & will adapt as necessary. We thank you for your patience & cooperation. We welcome your feedback & inquiries at

12-4pm Wednesday-Sunday 


  • A regular cleaning schedule is in effect. High-contact surfaces such as service counter tops & door handles will be cleaned at regular intervals.
  • All shared workstations & equipment cleaned regularly.
  • Staff & volunteers are washing hands frequently, mandatory upon entry.
  • Staff & volunteers will wear masks in the public gallery & when activities require close contact or make consistent distancing a challenge.
  • All occupants are encouraged to maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance, promoted by signage, staff & volunteers.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at service desks.
  • Hand sanitizer stations located at entrance & exit.


  • If you are feeling unwell or showing any COVID-19 related symptoms, stay home. You can always visit later.
  • Wearing a self-provided non-medical mask is recommended.
  • Visitors to the Gallery are not required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the province-wide health order issued on September 13, 2021.
  • Use the hand sanitizer available at the entrance & exist at the start & end of your visit.
  • Maintaining a 2 metre (6 feet) distance between all visitors, staff & volunteers is recommended. Households may remain together but must respect the physical distance of others in the space.
  • No public washroom. The nearest public washroom is located in John Lawson Park.

We will continue to offer inspiring online Arts & Culture programs alongside in-person exhibitions, concerts & workshops while complying with all Public Health Orders.

We welcome you back to the Gallery & reconnecting with wonderful work by local artists & artisans!

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:

Winter Hours: Wednesday  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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