Vancouver on the Cheap: The Contemporary Art Gallery


If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

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The Contemporary Art Gallery has often tickled my interest while walking downtown, but I have always assumed attendance came with a decent price tag. Really, by now I should know better than to assume the cost of anything, because entry to the Contemporary Art Gallery comes free! There is a recommended donation of $5 at the door, and of course the art is worth far more than that, but it is barrier-free art! Currently the exhibition features the work of Shimabuku and is called When Sky Was Sea, and it will be running through January. What better way to spend one of these rainy winter days than viewing some beautiful art?

Image by Shimabuka.
Image by Shimabuka.

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street
Open Tues-Sun 12-6