The Library recognizes that the arts are a distinguishing characteristic of our community's identity. To support our community's creative talents, we offer spaces that showcase local artists in a setting that invites connection and reflection.
Our Art Gallery is a canvas for established and emerging artists who work in an exciting range of styles and media. Come experience this month's exhibit and discover a new artist, perspective and source of pleasure. Works are on display both on the Main Floor and Lower Level.
In addition to our monthly exhibitions, over the years the Library has acquired a collection of fine art. Selected pieces are on display in the Library. Permanent Collection
Hand drawn West van
Excerpts from Hand Drawn Vancouver
Take a tour of West Vancouver's sidewalks, beaches and cozy corners with Emma FitzGerald's whimsical hand-drawn impressions. FitzGerald spent most of her childhood in West Vancouver and gained an early appreciation for art during painting classes at the Silk Purse Arts Centre and visits to the West Van Library. Returning to Vancouver after living in Nova Scotia for 14 years, she became reacquainted with her hometown during the process of making her newest book. Instead of visiting an archive, research was conducted on the city's streets, where FitzGerald sketched on location surrounded by the smells and sounds of place. This digital exhibition includes work from her soon to be published work, Hand Drawn Vancouver: Sketches of the City's Neighbourhoods, Buildings and People. Enjoy this curated preview of a literary love letter to our beautiful community and iconic city.