The Gallery at The Cultch

1895 Venables Street Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 [Map Link]

The Gallery at The Cultch is a community focused space dedicated to providing progressive art to the residents of Vancouver’s East Side. It consists of two spaces, the Cafe Hallway and Lobby, and exhibits 30 – 40 artists every year. Like The Cultch itself, The Gallery’s mandate is to contribute to the enrichment of our city and community’s social and cultural life. Our particular goal is to create a strong visual art presence in the area and to engage the community with new contemporary art from established and emerging artists.

To purchase art from the gallery or to receive gallery updates from The Gallery at The Cultch, please contact us at

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2017-18 Exhibition Schedule

August 7 – September 2     A group exhibition from The Art Studios

September 4 – 30     A solo exhibition of works by Wendy D

October 2 – November 4     Works by Ben Roback and Myriam Steinberg

November 6 – 25     “Lit” / Eastside Culture Crawl Group Exhibition

November 27 – December 30     Works by Katherine Bergeron and Dave Righton

January 2 – 27, 2018     Works by Valerie Arntzen and Sally Clark

January 29 – February 24     Works by Gordon Hughes and Gillian Richards

March 5 – 31     Works by Heather MacNeil and Lan Yao

April 2 – 28     Works by Terra Poirier and Gregg Steffensen

April 30 – May 26     A group exhibition from the IGNITE! Youth Run Festival

May 28 – June 23     Works by Joy Hanser and Krista Johnson


Gallery Hours

Monday- Saturday: 12-4
Sunday: Closed
Open 1 hour prior to performances.
Or go to the box office to gain access to the gallery during regular gallery hours

The Cultch is completely wheelchair accessible.


How to exhibit with The Cultch:

Call for Artists for 2018/19 Season

The Gallery at The Cultch invites visual artists who work and live in BC to submit applications for exhibitions during its 2018/19 season. Each exhibition is 3 to 4 weeks long, between August 2018 and June 2019.

Located just east of Commercial Drive, The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre) has built a reputation over the past 40 years as one of Western Canada’s most innovative and exciting presenting venues. The mandate of The Cultch is to contribute to the enrichment of our city and community’s social and cultural life through the presentation of innovative programs of contemporary music, theatre, dance and visual arts by established and emerging artists.

The Gallery at The Cultch is a multi-use space and not a traditional art gallery. It serves as the lobby for performances and is occasionally used for meetings and other small events. Due to the diverse nature of this space we ask that submissions do not include sculpture or free-standing art as we are not able to accommodate this type of work. We will only show works that hang from our gallery “rail” hanging system, and do not have more than a 12” depth.

Submission Criteria:
Please note that only complete submissions will be considered. Please ensure that you have included all of the materials requested with the proper formatting and naming:

  1. An artist statement about your work
  2. Resume/CV, which includes all of your contact information
  3. A complete list of images you are submitting, which should include title, size, medium. These images do not have to be the work you will be showing. We want to get a good overview of your work.
  4. Up to 10 images can be submitted. All files should be named with the artists name, title of work and size. Here is an example: Yuri Arajs – Sunny Day – 18×30.jpg

Images should be 300 dpi and no bigger than 8” in any direction.

Email your submission to

Deadline for applications is Thursday May 31, 2018

Artists will be notified in June on the results of the selection process.

The Cultch handles all sales and retains a 20% commission on all works sold.

Jurors: Richard Tetrault, Artist; Heather Redfern, Executive Director at The Cultch; Yuri Arajs, Gallery Coordinator at The Cultch


If you have any questions or if you want to be added to our mailing list contact:

Gallery Coordinator Yuri Arajs at


To be added to our artist mailing list, and receive information about upcoming exhibits and the annual call to artists, email