WE Arts is committed to more art in the West End neighbourhood, and too seeing local artists being paid for their work, as such WE Arts will share Artist Calls as they occur… interested artist should respond to the call as directed in the specific call… not all calls are for WE Arts, we also post other calls as we are informed.

You may contact info@WEArts.ca with any questions… thank you and good luck…

Our Artist Directory will become the central database of local artists for events and Artist Calls. This feature is still in development, so we recommend you register in addition to sending an email to info@WEArts.ca

Artist Calls are currently shared on our Facebook page and via email from info@WEArts.ca

Artists are encouraged to sign up for the Artist Directory in preparation for the launch of this service that is also expected to be a visual display of local artists on our WEArts.ca website.


Current Calls… 



Weekly West End Sunday Art Market

Sundays June 4 to September 24 2017 (possibly October 29) at Jim Deva Plaza

17 consecutive weeks Sunday Art Market, all summer long… open application

Also Saturday July 1st Canada Day, Canada’s 150th on Robson St.

Artists and artisans are invited to submit applications for the weekly arts market in the West End of Vancouver at the new Jim Deva Plaza (Davie St at Bute St). Tables are currently $40 per week. Emerging and established artists are welcome, first timers too. We seek a blend of local West End artists, 50% with the balance of artists from across Vancouver & BC.

We will feature 2 local musicians each week, artist fee $100.

Artist workshop leaders ~ we’d like to hear from you, as considering offering free/by donation workshops each week.

We seek volunteers and sponsors to help build this community event.

To apply & for more details follow the link.

Please share this with your creative friends.

Join us every Sunday 11am to 6pm (June through September)

Location : Google Maps Link

Our vision is a signature Sunday Art Market for Vancouver, held in the West End.



City of Vancouver Open Call – Artist-Initiated Opportunity

Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 5, 3 p.m.

The City of Vancouver invites artists to expand their art practice into the public realm and propose new artworks, envisioned for sites in Vancouver, that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces and neighbourhoods.

This open call to artists requests approaches to artworks of any scale for public spaces in Vancouver. Emerging or established artists may propose works in a range of media including, but not limited to, built form, two-dimensional works, socially engaged practices, short-term and permanent sculptural installations. All commissions are for new work; existing works will not be considered.

More details and to apply



Past Calls…



Final 2 weeks of the Weekly West End Art Market (Saturdays Sept 17 & 24), we still have room for a few more local artists wishing to show & sell their work… tables only $40, contact events@WEArts.ca

Call for Artists to participate in this Thursday (Sept 15), SFU Public Square is hosting a POP (Power of Placemaking) Crawl!  Several front porches in Mole Hill (block of heritage homes facing Nelson Park) will be converted into musical stages and galleries for local artists and musicians. If you would like to participate and play music or display your art for free, please email jim@gordonhouse.org


Pop-up Art Gallery, Summer/Fall 2016


Weekly West End Art Market, August/September 2016 & Summer 2017


 As Vancouver’s most artful neighbourhood, lets showcase more of our local arts… 


Recent Calls…

West End Car Free Day : Art on the Street, June 18th 2016


West End Art Jam : Car Free Day June 18th 2016 & Cinema in the Park





First West End Art Market : 

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12noon – 6pm. The outdoor market will be located at Davie & Bute (the future Jim Deva Plaza).

How to Apply:

Please contact events@WEArts.ca

All art work for sale must be handcrafted by the vendor (artists). All items sold must be pre-approved.

All applicants must submit three (3) images of their artwork or provide a website link for review of work. Images must be representative of items that will be sold at the Art Work.

All vendors are required to be under a tent, ask about rates.

Shared Tent Vendor (includes 6 foot table and one chair in a 10X20 tent – shared tent with 5 vendors).

Individual Tent Vendor (includes 6 foot table and one chair in a 10×10 tent)

Bring your own tent WE supply 6 foot table and one chair.
Please note, all four tent legs must have weights attached.


Time Square Suites “Salish Sea” mural : seeking artists for commissioned mural

Pop-up Gallery : late summer/fall 2015, seeks local artists to submit their art, theme “Home”


Art Walk : fall 2015, local artists invited to display their art in local businesses, connect & be seen.


Be Sure to Register as an Artist on our Artist Registry so we keep you informed or artist events and our up-comming Artist Registry wearts.ca/artist-directory


Connecting Community with Art

Thank You.