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  • What kind of art is accepted at the show?
    Fine art, including painting, drawing, sculptors, woodwork, tapestry, metal-work, photography & installation.
  • What is the selection criteria?
    The jury selects exhibitors based on the following criteria: Quality of artwork Overall originality and uniqueness Exhibition 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 selection committee reviews your application. We sincerely appreciate your patience and thank you. We estimate that applicants will receive feedback 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.
  • 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 artvancouver.net. Exhibitors can apply to exhibit on the store at https://www.artvancouver.net/onlinestoreinformation
  • 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. Exhibitors can also provide any furniture as long as the space allows for it, and the furniture does not exceed the booth space.
  • What about wall signage?
    Each exhibitor is responsible for their own signage. Recommmend using roboto black for consistency.
  • 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.
  • How early can I set up my booth?
    Each exhibitor will be given a specific time to set-up on Wednesday April 10, 2024.
  • 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)
  • 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 complimentary tickets.
  • Can I ship my artwork directly to Art Vancouver
    Kindly arrange shipping logistics through Levy Services. Their expertise ensures a seamless process to transport your artwork safely to the event venue.
  • 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?
    No
  • 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 the marketing and promotion of the fair?
    Additional marketing opportunities are available to accepted exhibitors; please email us for details.
  • Do I need to get insurance?
    It is recommended but not required that exhibitors 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.
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