New Exhibition: Drift – Drawings and mixed media by Bettina Harvey

The drawings in the Drift collection evoke the human anatomy—overlapping tissues that resist the process of decay. Each piece is centered on a white, unadorned background so that other media do not overshadow the driftwood’s strength. The focus on the wood insists on direct acknowledgment of the ideas of aging and degeneration, processes our culture frequently avoids. In this way, Drift offers an homage to age; it marks a refusal to allow the elderly or the process of aging to drift away into obscurity. Harvey’s driftwood drawings celebrate growing old; the pieces are like the gifts her father gave her at the end of his life.


New Exhibition: Reflecting on Home

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 20, 6–8 p.m.
Working with Heart, Storytelling, and Art Workshop: Sunday, October 1, 2–4 p.m. (more information on our website)

"Reflecting on Home" seeks to honour the history of the land upon which the Ferry Building Gallery stands – the ancestral and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Nation) who have safeguarded these lands since time immemorial. All participating artists will delve into their individual interpretations of home.


Stories from Here: An Evening of storytelling from awfully hilarious & The Mom Babes

Come join us for an evening of storytelling, laughter (and maybe even a cringy moment, or a tear or two) with emerging local writers from the awfully hilarious project and The Mom Babes.

awfully hilarious: stories we never tell became a best-seller overnight when it launched its collection of cringey dating stories and taboo bodily-fluid moments on Valentine’s Day this past year, and The Mom Babes now have their 3rd volume out on shelves (their 2nd volume won the Canadian Book Club Award in the short story/anthology genre).

Join in the fun on Thursday, September 21. Can’t wait to see you!


New Exhibition: Dreamscapes – Paintings by Li Tung and Lan Yao

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 18, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, October 21, 2–3 p.m.
Prepare to embark on a journey into the world of dreams and imagination with "Dreamscapes," an exhibition featuring paintings by two artists, Lan Yao and Li Tung. Fusing ideas and reality, “Dreamscapes” explores fantastical realms and science fiction landscapes.


Exhibits: Mess O’Blues (Sea to Sky Potter’s Guild) + Into the Wild (Gerald Wolfe)

Now on at the Foyer Gallery
September 14 – November 16, 2023
With a special Holiday Market Saturday, November 4th from 12 – 4:30 pm.

Mess O’ the Blues. Ceramics.
Featuring artists: Ruby Bryan, Emma Doyle, Andrea Beaubien, Louise Ferguson, Rosemary Slater, Layla Daire, Coral Patola, Christine Kennedy, Stephanie Lowe, Kay Austen, Justine Gordon, Jen Leigh, Krystle TenBrink, Kristy Turney, Emily Cheung, Robin Miller, Anita D’Onghia, Maleen Mund

Into the Wild. Photography.
A fundraiser for Squamish Search and Rescue.


Fred Penner After Dark

This one’s for the big kids! Iconic Canadian children’s performer Fred Penner will grace the Arts Centre stage with a show for the "young at heart". Grab an adult beverage or two in The Gallery and get set for fun with Fred as he presents his grown-up take on your sing-along childhood favourites like “The Cat Came Back,” “Sandwiches,” plus originals and cover songs from his formative years.

Date: October 28, 2023
Time: Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm
Venue: The Theatre at the Maury Young Arts Centre
Price: General Admission $30
Age restrictions: 19+

Tickets are available online or at the Maury Young Arts Centre box office |


Workshop – Calligraphy Meditation

Words written with intention and emotion are powerful no matter what language.
Explore the magical and meditative qualities of basic calligraphy with exhibiting artist Li Tung.
Focus on learning fundamental techniques, how to express feelings using the brush and having fun rather than following a fixed set of specifications or achieving technical mastery.
No experience or Chinese language skills required.
The gallery will be closed to the public during the workshop.
Cost: $20 (includes all materials)
Register here:


More Hidden Gems of the Eastside

Back by popular demand! Join gallery staff for a day of art discovery and cultural exploration as we visit a carefully chosen selection of artist's studio spaces around the east side of Vancouver—a mini "Culture Crawl" minus the crowds. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery or bring your own (cost of lunch not included in tour). Cost: $50


Our Partners

Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.

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