Past Programs & Events

The Ferry Building Gallery will re-open to the public in spring 2023.

Exploring Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden & Chinatown

May 18, 2023

Enjoy a guided tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, the first classical Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China. An oasis of tranquility and reflection amid the bustle of urban life, it is one of Vancouver's often overlooked treasures.

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Loosen Up & Find Your Perspective: Creative Portraiture

May 7, 2023

This fun and experimental workshop will take you on a guided journey as you create a unique and expressive portrait.

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Experiential Life Drawing demo with Leslie Gould

May 4, 2023

Explore the Ambleside and Dundarave neighbourhoods by taking a self-guided tour of our local galleries, public art, and community spaces. Join us for First Thursdays Art Walk to discover and celebrate visual art, cultural activities, and local artists.

Dee, graphite drawing by Leslie Gould

Exploring Fort Langley & the Fraser Valley

April 20, 2023

Join Ferry Building Gallery staff for a day of art exploration and cultural discovery!

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Rug Hooking & Conversation Circle with Eliza Massey Stanford

April 8, 2023

Ask questions about equipment, materials, and technique. Want to get started?  Eliza is happy to share what she has learned over the past five years about this popular folk-art medium from the East Coast.

Cost: By donation

as part of Meet the Artists

Painters' Landing

April 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Artists will paint, draw, exhibit and sell their works at Ambleside Landing and Millennium Park, at the foot of 15th Street, seven days a week. 

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Exploring Art in Steveston and Richmond

March 8, 2023

Discover art and culture in Richmond! Explore the amazing public art at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Enjoy a wander and lunch in historic Steveston Village.

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Squamish Nation Wool Weaving

February 11, 2023

Learn to make a small quarter bag or other woven item with S?wx?wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) weaver and educator ANJEANETTE DAWSON (SPELEXÍLH) in this wool weaving workshop.

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Art in Sacred Spaces

February 1, 2023

Back by popular demand! Join gallery staff for a day of art & architectural discovery and cultural explorations as we visit sacred spaces around the Lower Mainland, including Thrangu Monastery, Lingyen Mountain Temple, the Ismaili Centre, and the newly restored St.

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Wool Weaving and Sharing Indigenous Knowledge

October 22, 2022

Learn to make a small quarter bag with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) weaver and educator Anjeanette Dawson (Spelexílh) in this wool weaving workshop.

Wool Weaving and Sharing Indigenous Knowledge