Welcome To Vancouver's Best Art Destination

Pacific Arts Market (PAM) is extremely excited to announce a major expansion to our business.  We hope you will join us on Friday, October 01, 2021, for our big Grand Opening. 

Huge news! We have taken over the entire building at 1448 & 1450 W Broadway in the heart of South Granville. This doubles our art space with the opening of "The Gallery" and "The Studios" (Downstairs - 2339 sq. ft.). Upstairs, you will continue to find "The Market", 2,419 sq. ft. of locally handmade art and craft treasures, which opened on December 1st, 2018.  

"We want to support the wonderful artists in our community and make them feel like they are part of the fabric of Vancouver", says Owner Crystal Cornthwaite. "We have created a very supportive atmosphere that is relaxed and inclusive, making it possible for artists to create, sell and interact with other art lovers."
 

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"The Gallery" includes a modern storefront pop-up gallery space for individuals or groups to exhibit their art in our 290Sq. Ft. space, rotating every 4 weeks. It also includes a fabulous shared gallery space for artists to rent affordable smaller spaces for displaying and selling their work, with a minimum of 20 unique art spaces.
 
“The Studios” - features 7 working studios, occasionally open to the general public to meet and experience artists in their creative environment. 
 
"We wanted to provide an affordable solution for the art community in Vancouver where studio space is increasingly hard to find", says Crystal.
 
At “The Market” located upstairs, you will experience a huge variety of local artists exhibiting paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, leather goods, woodwork and other crafts. Shoppers can expect to find unique and individual items that have been carefully made and displayed by the artists themselves.
 
At Pacific Arts Market we do not take commission*, the artists retain 100% of their sales. Purchasing from PAM supports the local economy by directly benefiting local artists and makers - making it the ideal shopping destination for everyone in our community, and tourists alike.
 
Check our events section for our monthly free-entry social gatherings, complete with live music, free snacks, artist meet-and-greets and a cash bar; our events have a great atmosphere and it's an ideal way to connect with the local art scene. We also host regular workshops and other art happenings. Be sure to check ahead if you are planning to visit the city, or looking for something different, interesting and exciting to do!

Frequently Asked Question

As the owner of Pacific Arts Market, what is your role?

 

As a female business owner and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, it has been my dream to help grow and promote the local art community in Vancouver. I created Pacific Arts Market to showcase our city's local artistic talent and diversity. Local artists exhibit paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, leather goods, woodwork and other crafts. My role is to be a catalyst that unites creative artisans with art-loving consumers. Once inside, all the unique & stunning pieces of art will speak for themselves. All Vancouverites are bound to find something that speaks to them. Passion overflows in all of these talented artists. You can’t help but be swept up with it, too.  

 

~ Owner Crystal Holli Cornthwaite

There are a lot of craft sales in the city. What makes Pacific Arts Market different and worthy of attending?

 

Professionalism in both the events and the artisans. In our 2,419 sq.ft gallery, we create a positive environment for both creative artists and art lovers to connect within our community. We host many special events including workshops, paint nights, artist talks, and exhibitions.  The vibrant Pacific Arts Market is a treasure trove of arts and crafts making it a unique shopping destination to Vancouver. A relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, centrally located in South Granville with easy access to transit. 

Tell us a bit about the vendors displaying?

 

I try to get a wide variety of Artisans every month - Every vendor will be offering something special and different. Many have spent years perfecting their craft. Most of our artisans live in the Lower Mainland and are very proud to showcase their work. We have many customers who just come in to browse. I welcome this. Better still, by purchasing from Pacific Arts Market customers can feel good in the knowledge that they are supporting the local economy by directly benefiting the artists and makers.

 

Since we don’t take a commission from the artists, all vendors keep 100% of the sale and are free to set their own prices. 

With the increase in quality, are items now out of reach for many shoppers?

 

Not in the slightest. Items range from $5.00 to $3500.00. Every item is made with integrity and is unique. Beyond price, the value is outstanding. Many of our Artistic entrepreneurs represent B.C.’s most talented artists and Pacific Arts Market is helping them grow their businesses. They are quite happy to talk to you about how they got started and about their choice of medium. Plus in a city with skyrocketing rent and lack of studio space, this is an affordable solution.  

Why do consumers buy art and crafts?

 

Quite simply, art and crafts enrich our lives. It adds colour, texture and pleasure to the ordinary. Artisans add the human element, ‘someone made this with care and attention.’ A mug is a mug, but one purchased at a craft sale is unique, hand-painted, comes with the story of the artisan, or perhaps the memory of a day spent with friends. It is the gifts that we have received that are hand-made that we treasure the most. When you wrap cold hands around a handcrafted mug, it just may also warm your heart.