TIP: One of the best ways to find out what contemporary art events are happening in town is to subscribe to the Instant Coffee newsletter. Go to www.instantcoffee.org and register for the monthly e-newsletter.
Another way to find out what art-related events are happening in Vancouver is to create a Facebook account and look for art events. Better yet, become friends with someone who seems to always know what's happening and scope out their events in the "friends events" section of FB.
Preview the Gallery Guide is a great overview and a paper-based publication you can pick up at any local gallery. Subscriptions are available to have it delivered directly to your door. The Georgia Straight also does a great job of publishing art events on a weekly basis.
Finally, by joining the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver for $185/year you are supporting a valuable, longstanding group that since 1971 has provided exclusive access to studio visits with artists, in addition to our lecture series. And don't forget the private receptions for members after our world-class speakers series events at the homes of private collectors and art community members. Plus we sponsor two annual scholarships given to graduating Emily Carr University students.
Join online today www.casv.ca at any time during the year.