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  • What is the selection criteria?
    The jury selects exhibitors based on the following criteria: Quality of artwork Overall originality and uniqueness Exhibiting history
  • When will I hear if my application has been successful?
    We strive to make our selection process as fair and efficient as possible, so please bear with us while our selections committee reviews your application. We sincerely appreciate your patience and thank you. We estimate that applicants will receive feedback within 7 business days.
  • Do you accept craft works?
    We accept the following: visual arts pieces, including paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and glass/wood. We do not accept jewelry, tapestries, or any sort of arts and craft works.
  • If my application is unsuccessful, how do I get the deposit back?
    We will refund you within 30 days.
  • What is the administration fee should I not be accepted into the show?
    Administration fee is $100 should an exhibitor not be accepted. A credit will be applied to your account should you require a postponement on your participation this year.
  • Do the images I included in the application need to be of the works I include in the show?
    No, they don’t. However, if you are able to provide us with images of those pieces you will exhibit, please submit those images. It gives us a better idea of what you are submitting and how your booth could look and fit into the show as a whole.
  • Do I have to be a gallery to apply?
    No, we are open to galleries, solo artists and artist collaborations. Our organization seeks to promote a vibrant, diverse and inclusive arts culture.
  • Do the images I include in my application need to be of the works I will be bringing?
    No, they don’t. However, if you are able to provide us with images of those pieces you will exhibit, please submit those images. It gives us a better idea of what you are submitting and how your booth could look and fit into the show as a whole.
  • How many pieces am I required to showcase at Art Vancouver?
    You are not required to showcase any specific number of pieces at Art Vancouver. Showcasing too many pieces may make it difficult to distinguish between different works of art and can give the impression of overcrowding the space.
  • Can I post as many paintings as possible on Art Vancouver's online store?
    Up to 10 pieces of artwork can be added to Exhibitors can apply to exhibit on the store at
  • Can I use my own lighting?
    No external lighting is allowed.
  • Will Art Vancouver provide hanging materials, tools and hardware?
    Each exhibitor provides their own hanging tools and hardware as artwork hanging needs differ between each exhibitor. Art Vancouver does not provide tools and hardware to hang your pieces.
  • Does the booth include any furniture, tables, and chairs?
    Furniture, tables and chairs are not included, Levy Show Services provides furniture, tables, chairs, lighting, storage and shipping and more. An information package will be provided.
  • Can I use my own furniture?
    Exhibitors can provide any furniture as long as the space allows for it, and the furniture does not exceed the booth space. Should an exhibitor require rentals of furniture, please contact us at
  • What about wall signage?
    Each exhibitor is responsible for their own signage.
  • How many paintings are exhibitors expected to bring to Art Vancouver?
    There is no expectation on how many paintings you are to display at Art Vancouver, some artists come with a single painting, while others bring as many as possible. It depends on your intention, as some artists are showcasing only, while others wish to sell as many paintings as possible at the show (e.g. exhibitors provide enough pieces to fill every space on the wall).
  • How many artworks can I exhibit?
    This depends on booth size, walls must not be cluttered. Our team will attend each booth during setup, if your walls are too crowded, we will ask you to remove some pieces.
  • How will I know my booth number?
    Booth numbers will be provided closer to the event.
  • Can I hang unfinished work in my booth?
    We have live demonstrations where you can finish the piece in front of a great audience! There are no unfinished works to be displayed in our exhibitor booths, therefore participating in the live demonstration allows you to showcase your talent and artistic process with the unfinished piece. Also, it is advised to showcase original artwork and not prints.
  • How early can I set up my booth?
    Each exhibitor will be given a specific time to set-up. One to two days before the event.
  • What do I need to bring for my booth?
    You are responsible for setting up your booth, we recommend you to bring the following: - Nails & Hammers (or any other tool you may need to hang the artwork) - All art needs to have wires on the back - You are welcome to bring friends/family to help set up your booth - Please bring signage (we do not allow writing on the wall in pen, marker, or pencil) - Step ladder - Red dots - Title cards for your artwork - Furniture to sit or to decorate your space (ex. carpet, chair, tables, plants, etc) - Business Cards - Guest Book - An app to accept payment (ex. Square)
  • Can I see my booth and wall space prior to Art Vancouver?
  • Does the artist/gallery representative have to be present at all times?
    Yes, a representative must be in your booth during the entire fair.
  • Are there any discounts for friends and family of exhibitors?
    Each exhibitor will receive 100 complimentary tickets for the Opening Premiere Party, April 11, 2024 as well as a 20% discount on all tickets.
  • Can I ship my artwork directly to Art Vancouver
  • What does a shared space entail?
    A shared space means you will be placed in a booth with other artists. The space may be a 10’ wall, or two 5’ walls (L shape). It's important to measure your artwork to ensure you have enough wall space to showcase your work.
  • Is there on-site storage for extra artwork and packing materials at Art Vancouver?
    Limited storage will be accessible to all exhibitors and staff behind the stage. The area does not have security, and is use at your own risk.
  • When will my work be featured as an exhibitor be scheduled?
    Exhibitors will be scheduled once they have paid in full.
  • Does a representative have to be present at all times?
    Yes, a representative must be in your booth during the entire fair.
  • Are there any additional costs?
    There are optional additional costs such as furniture rental, WIFI, storage and wall signage. If your application is successful, you will receive further details on the extra available options and their costs.
  • Does Art Vancouver offer any financial support?
    We can provide a 3 month payment plan that is interest free.
  • Do I need to pay extra to be included in marketing and promotion of the fair?
    If you would like to get extra marketing there are some options available.
  • Do I need to get insurance?
    All exhibitors must purchase an insurance plan for any loss or damages to the artwork including, but not limited to, fire, theft, burglary, damage, water leak, flood or moving of equipment in the exhibition hall.
  • Are you a new artist?
    Are you considering a career as a professional artist? Art Vancouver presents numerous chances for your work to be discovered by international collectors and galleries, as well as an excellent networking platform.
  • How do I get started?
    It is recommended that you either secure your own booth or share a space at the event. To showcase your work, you should prepare a series of pieces, which can be either a collection of one style or individual works. Each piece should be titled and accompanied by a name tag indicating the title, size, medium, year, and artist name.
  • How do I price my work?
    There is a formula to price your work, it can vary on the size, mediums, and your name. Research similar artists who are in approximately the same place in their career. Using their selling prices, determine an average price per square inch and see how that would apply to your artwork. Unit prices for smaller works would often be priced slightly higher and larger works slightly lower.
  • When do I apply by?
    To be scheduled in the programming throughout the weekend please have your application in by February 1st, 2024. To exhibit in Art Vancouver please apply by March 1, 2024.
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