District Library Gallery

Drop by the second floor of the Lynn Valley Library to check out the District Library Gallery! 
The District Library Gallery is part of Art in the Community Programme, which is run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. This programme celebrates and enables emerging artists through facilitating a professional exhibition, which serves to promote local artists of all kinds, to increase  awareness of art, and to make original art by local artists accessible to our local public.
There are three venues for artist exhibitions: the City Atrium Gallery at the North Vancouver City Hall, the Foyer Gallery at the District of North Vancouver Hall, and the District Library Gallery at the Lynn Valley Library. There is an artist call for the Programme, where visual artists working in all media, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation, are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of this fantastic program. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will book artists a year in advance for all venues and submissions are always being accepted. 

For more information on submitting a proposal, contact the Exhibition Coordinator.


Showing at the District Library Gallery

A Look Back: 29 Years of BC Summer Reading Club
JUNE 26 – JULY 30, 2018
Opening Reception: July 13 | 12:00pm—2:00pm

1990 was an important year. It marked the beginning of the Human Genome Project, the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the creation of the world’s first web browser. 1990 is also known (at least around these parts) as the first year the BC Summer Reading Club! 
To celebrate, North Vancouver District Public Library has collected BC Summer Reading Club posters dating all the way back to 1990. Summer reading programs were springing up across the province before the BC Summer Reading Club became what it is today. Each of these programs shared a vision to engage children with libraries and reading throughout the summer. The Greater Vancouver Library Federation made a pitch for a province-wide club in an effort to pool resources and the rest is history! Over 155,000 children and families participate every year in the BC Summer Reading Club, sponsored by the Province of BC, the RBC Foundation, the BC Library Association, and public libraries across British Columbia. Every year, a BC artist is selected to bring the annual theme to life—and all of the historical posters can be viewed at the Lynn Valley Library this summer. 
The journey begins with 1990’s “The Biggest, Greatest, Most Amazing Reading Club” by Nicola Morgan and every year thereafter has an inspiring new theme, from “Flights of Fantasy” by Anne DeGrace to “Booked for the Summer” by Rose Cowles. Drop in, say hi, and celebrate the colourful, engaging, and fun world of BC Summer Reading Club art this summer!  

Next at the District Library Gallery

You Are Here Exhibition
August 1 - October 1

It’s back! We have curated a new calendar for 2019 depicting North Shore scenes, in all of their glory. 12 local artists have produced art work to take viewers on a journey through the North Shore.  The Twelve images selected for the 2019 You Are Here Calendar are lovely in the compact 10” x 14” size for your wall, but to see the originals is even better!  Works featured are in various media, including acrylic, oil, watercolour, and tempera painting. You may recognize the locations depicted in the paintings; however, these talented artists have all brought their own perspective. 

Calendars will be available by the end of July at CityScape Community Art Space, online, and at various retailers across the North Shore. Calendars are $20 each, with funds raised supporting the exciting North Shore Cultural Mapping Project.

Original images will be included in the exhibition.


Media Contact: Exhibitions Manager | george@nvartscouncil.ca | 604 988 6844 | nvartscouncil.ca
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
For more information about the District Library Gallery, see the Exhibitions section of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council website.