The only gallery in Canada dedicated to young audiences

Our vision is to inspire the next generation of Canadian artists.   

We are working hard to become the pre-eminent institution providing quality art education for young audiences and for the community as a whole.​

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5pm
Saturday 10:30am - 3pm

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Educating the next generation of artists

Artists For Kids was established in 1989 through a generous partnership with some of Canada's finest artists and the North Vancouver School District. 

Our mission, through the sale of original prints created by its artist-patrons, is to build an art education legacy for the children of British Columbia.

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AFK Blog

  Join us on Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., as the Brazilian artist, Tulio Pinto creates an installation in the lobby of...

Creating a legacy for great Canadian art​

The Smith Foundation was established in 2002 to build a  legacy of appreciation for great Canadian art and artists by ensuring sustainable funding for Artists for Kids educational programs,  stewarding the Artists for Kids teaching collection, and  operating the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. 

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​Please note that the Gordon Smith Gallery will be closed on: Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Apr 24, 2014 06:00 PM
Join artist Tulio as he creates a helium-filled art installation in the lobby of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.
May 10, 2014 02:00 PM
May 31, 2014 02:00 PM
Wen Wei Dance Company will be performing "Made in China" in the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. There will be a 2:00pm and 5:00pm performance. This is an adult oriented performance. Please join us.
Jun 01, 2014 11:00 AM