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 20 – 30 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.


Call for Artists – 2020/21 


The Gallery at The Cultch invites visual artists who work and live in BC to submit an application for possible inclusion in our 2020/21 exhibition season.

The Cultch (Vancouver Eastside Cultural Centre) has built a reputation over the past 45 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 non-traditional art gallery. It serves as the lobby and bar for performances, meetings and other small events at The Cultch. Due to the diverse nature of this space we are not able to accommodate works that are not 2D which means we don’t show sculpture, projections, or multi media works.

*Applications must include:

  1. An artist statement that speaks to why you make the work you do.
  2. Resume or CV that includes your education and exhibition history.
  3. A complete list of images you are submitting. Include title, size, and medium. The images can represent an overview of your work or can be of a specific series.
  4. 10 images can be submitted. All digital files should be named with the artists name, title of work and size. Here is an example: Yuri Arajs – Sunny Day – 18×30.jpg

DO NOT send pdf files.

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

Email your submission to

Please put “2020/2021 application” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is May 29, 2020

Artists will be notified by June 30 with the results of the selection process. 

*Only complete submissions will be considered.

Jurors include: Heather Redfern, Executive Director at The Cultch; Yuri Arajs, Gallery Coordinator / Curator for The Gallery at The Cultch; Richard Tetrault, Artist and cultural contributor.

If you have any questions contact Gallery Coordinator Yuri Arajs at


What’s on our walls?

painitng of two people facing forward, one wih a pink shirt, one with a blue shirt with the words LIFE on it. Red background behind them.

Image by Sandra MacKay

   July 3 – 27, 2019      

   Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture group exhibition

   Opening reception July 10 from 6-8pm




abstract colour photograph with silver and orange and red and brown.

Photograph by Bob Leier

   September 4 – 28              

   Works from Bob Leier and Antony Rolland

   Opening reception September 11 from 6-8pm




a collage background with a field of hay and a portion of a house in the distance. In the fore ground is a drwing of two thin brothers holding hands

Image by Jay Freemantle

   October 15 – 26             

   Works from Jay Freemantle

   Opening reception October 16 from 6-8pm





October 29 – November 23     

Displacement: Eastside Culture Crawl – group exhibition

Opening reception November 6 from 6-8pm


abstract painting

Image by Dorothy Doherty

   November 26 – December 28   

   Works from Dorothy Doherty

   Opening reception November 27 from 6-8pm




painting by Rose William

image by Rose Williams

   December 31 – January 25, 2020    

   Opening reception January 8 from 6-8pm

Group exhibition featuring works by: Danielle Louise, Rose Williams, Bettina Harvey, James Bandi, Adam Chace, Frank Ducote, Janice Sich, Aleksandra Kalimc, Nicola Stilwell, Jay Lyonns, Danielle Merchant, Jan Wurm, Marylin Blanford, and Tyler Wilson.


painting of an ariel view of rooftops that are at many different angles

Image by Deanna Fogstrom

   January 28 – February 29      

   Works from Jupiter Brahms and Deanna Fogstrom

   Opening reception January 29 from 6-8pm





Abstracted painting of two females with wings and futuristic clothing

Image by Alex Lavrov

   March 3 – 28             

   Works from Alex Lavrov

   Opening reception March 4 from 6-8pm





A found linen napkin with the words "I am Validating my own existence" stitched in red thread.

Image by Jenny Hawkinson

   March 31 – April 18

   Works from Jenny Hawkinson and Mat Holmstrom

   Opening reception April 1 from 6-8pm




The IGNITE Festival logo which is an outlined bunch of dynomite in red with a yellowish background with outlined leaves in red.   April 29 – May 23      

   IGNITE! Youth Driven Festival – group exhibition

   Opening reception April 29 from 6-8pm





Image by Sherry Cooper

   May 26 – June 27      

   Works from Sherry Cooper

   Opening reception May 27 from 6-8pm




All dates and times are subject to change.


Gallery Hours

Monday- Saturday: 12-5
Sunday: Closed
Go to the box office for access to The Gallery.

The Cultch is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions contact Gallery Coordinator Yuri Arajs at