A Long Conversation by Peter Gazendam, 2017

Public art

Our Public Art Programs support excellence in public art of many kinds, by emerging and established artists, in new and traditional media, and through award-winning commissions and artist collaborations.

The program produces contemporary art for public spaces throughout the city.

What's happeningNew public art projects

Created by emerging and established artists, there will be six new public art projects coming to Vancouver as part of our Artist Initiated Projects program.

The projects were selected by a panel of artists, curators, and members of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations and Urban Indigenous community.

Learn more about the artists whose work will be exhibited throughout Vancouver

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Placing public art in public spaces

Create public art for civic and private development projects in the city.

Artist opportunities

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, and more.

Current public art projects

Platforms 2020: Public Works

A monthly series of public art projects being presented from June until the year’s end.

A Constellation of Remediation

A two-year long public art project by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss and Anne Riley that includes the planting of Indigenous remediation gardens.


The new sculpture Adrift is suspended in the double-height skylit space that spans between floors eight and nine at VPL Central Library.

Agents of change: collaborative alchemy

Agents of Change is a senior-focused public art project based at the Hillcrest Centre.

Centennial Totem Pole Conservation Project

We're reviewing the future of the Centennial Totem Pole located in Hadden Park just south of the Maritime Museum in Kitsilano.

Coming Soon

A year-long project which will see unique poster prints by Diyan Achjadi installed on the fencing around construction sites in the Main and Cambie neighbourhoods.

Hastings Park: Home + Away

Home + Away is a playful public artwork with seating for over 200 people at Hastings Park's Empire Fields and Plateau Park.

Musqueam artist-designed crosswalk in Marpole

In collaboration with Musqueam, we're pleased to introduce a new original crosswalk design by Musqueam artist Robyn Sparrow.

Occupying Chinatown

Paul Wong launches his year-long residency at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden to coincide with the City of Vancouver’s formal apology for the historical discrimination against Chinese residents in Vancouver.


QA CHEW'S BUBBLE TROUBLE is an original chewing gum, developed through a series of classroom workshops with elementary school students, teachers and guest experts, including food scientist Kathrin Wallace.


Public Art Program


501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


Arts, Culture, and Environment Park Board 


2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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