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.

Platforms: We Are Here, Live

We’ve commissioned 23 emerging and established Vancouver, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations based artists to create pieces that reflect the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, which we will present on platforms across Vancouver until November 2022.

Learn more about the selected
artists and their work

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: We Are Here, Live

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

The Collective Agency Project

The Collective Agency Project provides a group of older adults with a unique opportunity to work with established artists.

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.

Hastings Park: Home + Away

Home + Away is a playful public artwork with seating for over 40 people at Hastings Park's Empire Fields.

Our City Our Art

Read a blog that explores Vancouver's public art.


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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