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Exhibitions at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is a space where education is seen not as an after-thought to curation, but as the purpose of each step we take.

To ensure this, the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists and Artists for Kids work collaboratively to program the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.


Artists for Kids In the Gallery

Artists for Kids provides a range of classes and programs, both in the Gallery and throughout the community:

  • Canadian Art Windows – gallery tours

  • After-School Art classes

  • Paradise Valley Summer School for the Visual Arts

  • Studio Art Academy Program

  • Architecture Enrichment Programs

  • Fashion Photography Enrichment Programs

Artists for Kids Permanent Collection 

The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is home to the acclaimed Artists for Kids teaching collection. The Artists for Kids program has been acquiring masterworks from Canada’s leading artists, including our founding patrons, Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt and Bill Reid, as well as Robert Davidson, Angela Grossmann, E.J. Hughes, Kenojuak Ashevak, Rodney Graham, Guido Molinari and Toni Onley, for more than 20 years.

Visit the Print Shop to view the selection of limited edition prints and support Artists for Kids art education programming. 


The Smith Foundation in the Gallery

The Smith Foundation promotes a greater understanding of contemporary Canadian art through the Gallery by creating:

  • Seasonal exhibitions for all audiences

  • Programs featuring docent-led gallery tours and behind-the-scenes tours

  • Artist and curator talks and symposia with leading professionals in the field

  • Publications which introduce insightful and provocative thinking about Canadian art

Learn more about the Smith Foundation and opportunities to support our exhibitions and public programs, donate online now, or become a Friend of the Gallery.​​​

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Artists for Kids

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 | 604-903-3798 AFKinfo@sd44.ca​ |Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays