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Silk Purse Rental

Due to the restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 and in keeping with Health and Safety Protocols, the Silk Purse gallery has limited availability for rentals at this time.

We are pleased to offer Members the opportunity to rent the Silk Purse Arts Centre for staging arts and cultural functions, arts planning activities, or teaching sessions.

The Silk Purse Arts Centre seats up to 55, and features folding tables, folding chairs, a grand piano, a spectacular south-facing water view, a kitchenette with dishwasher, and an outdoor deck. It has accessible entrances with ramps, and a small accessible washroom (may present maneuverability challenges).

  • WVCAC membership is required
  • Rate for Individual Members is $40 per hour or portion; for Alliance Members $25 per hour or portion
    • $4/hr discount given to Alliance Members who book 8 or more hours at one time
  • Facility will be made available 15 minutes before start time at no additional cost; if additional prep time is required, the full hourly rate applies
  • Setup/takedown of folding chairs and tables is responsibility of the renter
  • Setup/takedown by WVCAC staff, if requested at time of booking, is available for $30
  • Rental supervisor fee ($40 extra per occasion) is mandatory for Individual Member rentals
  • For 1-time rentals:
    • $25 deposit is due at time of booking
    • Balance is due 48 hours before rental start time
  • For recurring rentals:
    • $25 deposit is due at time of booking
    • One month’s payment is due at the first of each month, in advance
    • Deposit is credited in last month’s payment
  • Deposit is non-refundable in event of cancellation

To discuss availability for your event, contact us at 604-925-7292 or