The Art Downtown Summer Program

Enjoy Free Art Adventures in Downtown Vancouver This Summer!

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Looking for a free activity to enjoy in Vancouver this summer? Dive into the city’s vibrant art scene with the Art Downtown Summer Program. This event offers an engaging and cost-free way to experience local art and culture.


The Art Downtown Summer Program runs from July 3rd to August 28th, 2024, every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Lot 19, 855 West Hastings Street. Launched in 2020 to invigorate the downtown area during the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has become a beloved annual event. It features live painting, demonstrations, and various artworks by local artists, all displayed outdoors. Previous venues have included the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Jack Poole Plaza, but this year the event is focused solely at Lot 19.

Fun Facts

  • Interactive Art: Art Downtown allows visitors to see the artistic process live, from the first brushstroke to the finishing touch.
  • Community Connection: The event not only showcases art but also fosters connections between artists and the public, encouraging community engagement and support for local businesses.
  • Outdoor Venue: Held entirely outdoors, the event provides a unique and accessible way for people to experience art in a lively, open-air setting.

Exploring the downtown art scene through the Art Downtown Summer Program is a fantastic free activity for anyone in Vancouver. Whether you’re an art lover or just looking for a delightful way to spend your day, this event offers a rich and engaging experience. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the creativity and talent of Vancouver’s artists.

For more information: Art Downtown Summer Program | Vancouver’s Best Places (

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