The Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery

$225 Associate
$375   Associate Couple
$175 Senior Associate
$300   Senior Couple Associate

Learn about art, enjoy art events, travel for art!

Join the Associates, a dynamic member group dedicated to fostering arts appreciation through social and arts education activities and deeper engagement with the Vancouver and international art scene. Associate members support the work of the Gallery through annual fundraising events and travel programs.

Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery Membership has its benefits! Make friends with other art lovers, enjoy free educational activities, experience special art-related events, access to an exclusive art travel program and so much more.



Associate Benefits

In addition to the core benefits of Membership, Associates also receive these exclusive benefits:
  • Social events throughout the year in conjunction with our cutting–edge contemporary exhibitions
  • Opportunities to visit artist studios, enjoy film presentations on art history, an engaging education series and participate in Gallery tours of current exhibitions
  • Access to special events and art-related travel program
  • Opportunities to make new friends while volunteering on a variety of committees and exciting fundraising events
  • Exclusive discounted Member's rates on Venue Rentals

For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.

Special Events and Travel Programs

Associates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
  • Occasional visits to private art collections and corporate collections
  • Opportunities to tour public art in the Vancouver area with knowledgeable guides
  • Invitations to local, national and international art travel programs. Recent cities visited include Paris, Montreal, New York and Victoria
  • Invitations to the Associates' Annual Gala
  • Opportunities to socialize with other visual arts supporters over fine food in attractive venues

Monday Morning Art Study Group

New to the Associates? In this informal setting, you’ll meet others who share your interest in art. Join the study group in the Gallery’s Room 302 (unless otherwise indicated below) every second Monday for an introduction to new artists or a revisit with one of the masters. Doors open at 10:30am with refreshments available. Registration not required.
  • MONDAY MAY 7, 11am
    Edouard Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe
  • MONDAY MAY 28, 11am
    Contemporary artists with commentary by Kathy Scalzo

Non-members are welcome on a one-time basis and for a fee of $20 cash at the door. Please plan to arrive in time for the start of the program at 11am in Room 302 (one of the old courtrooms) in the annex of the Gallery and finish by noon. Come early for refreshments and socializing.


Artist Studio Tours

Throughout the year, the Associates also visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss his or her work.
Names and addresses of other lunch sites at a later date. There will be charge of $5 to cover the cost of artists’ lunches.

Organized by Ellen Doise. Please register at or phone 604.264.0476. Free to members. There is a small charge of $5 per person to defray the cost of the artists’ lunches. Visits are free for Members - guests welcome for a fee of $20 per person


Art in the Morning

Guided tours of the Gallery's current exhibitions are offered exclusively to members of the Associates on the third Friday of the month. Beginning at 10am, the tour lasts about one hour and will be followed by a discussion with the Art Educator. Please meet the Art Educator in the Gallery Lobby by Coat Check.


Find out about all of the Associates activities over the last 12 months! The Associates Activity Report 2016/17 provides a description and accomplishments of the Associates Art Education, Special Events and Art Travel programs, all managed by volunteer committees in support of the Gallery. Many thanks to all talented organizers and happy participants! View here »

For a more detailed description of the Associates' program of events and activities, please contact: or 604.662.4700, ext. 2510.