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.

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

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 and Away

Home and Away is a playful public artwork with seating for over 200 people at Hastings Park's Empire Fields and Plateau Park. The artwork will be installed in 2016.

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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Our City Our Art

Read a blog that explores Vancouver's public art.