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 the Art in the Community program, which is run by North Van Arts. This program celebrates and enables emerging artists through facilitating a professional exhibition that 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 program, where visual artists working in all media, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metalwork and installation, are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of this fantastic program. North Van Arts 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 Exhibitions Manager.


Showing at the District Library Gallery


November 6, 2019 - January 13, 2020


Presented in partnership with Parks Canada.


Since 2008, The Art in the Park Program has been connecting people to Glacier National Park through art. Parks Canada, the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society (RVAS) and the Alpine Club of Canada are proud partners in the 2018 program. A group of 11 artists will spend four nights in a rustic cabin setting in the Alpine Club of Canada A.O. Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park, exploring, photographing, sketching and, depending on their medium, producing works of art.

Parks Canada's goal is to build broader awareness of the rich natural and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park and its value to Canadians. By creating work from their experiences in the park, artists can foster a sense of connection to this special place. Through artists' participation, Parks Canada hopes to expand the way the park is seen by local residents, staff, visitors and audiences beyond park boundaries.

Canada’s national parks and national historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and natural heritage in a special way. The Art in the Park program in Glacier National Park invites artists to immerse themselves in grandeur and intricacies of sub-alpine meadows, thundering creeks, meandering trails and lush rainforest.

The resulting artwork reveals meanings and relationships about Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and provides the viewer with a deep impression of and a sense of connection to these special places. The Art in the Park travelling exhibition will extend this connection to urban audiences across the country.

Parks Canada is interested in partnering with galleries and exhibition spaces across Canada to allow more Canadians to engage with these awe-inspiring places.

About North Van Arts:

North Van Arts (formerly the North Vancouver Community Arts Council), was founded in 1969. We are a grassroots, social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media. As well as curating exhibitions at CityScape Community Arts Space and three other community locations around North Vancouver, North Van Arts offers education programmes year round, presents cultural events, special projects, film series, and manages a popular Art Rental programme.

For more information or sales enquiries please contact:

George Harwood Smith, Exhibitions Manager, North Van Arts

Media Contact: Exhibitions Manager | george@northvanarts.ca
604-988-6844 | northvanarts.ca

For more information about the District Library Gallery, see the Exhibitions section of the North Van Arts website.


About North Van Arts

North Van Arts is a social-profit, charitable organization committed to serving artists, both emerging and established, in our community since 1969. We connect our community to the arts through on-going programmes: free art exhibitions at CityScape Community ArtSpace, the City and District Halls of North Vancouver, and Lynn Valley Library; accessible professional artist-led arts education programmes presented at various locations around North Vancouver; community events like the North Shore Art Crawl, the Anonymous Art Show, and Art in the Garden; an Art Rental programme, since 1972; music therapy program in partnership with School District 44; International Film Series in partnership with TIFF and Capilano University at Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon; special projects like the North Shore Culture Map, an on-line GIS map that will highlight culture throughout the North Shore (launch March 2020).

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