“Flake Out on Main Street” combines with “Shop the Neighbourhood”
Arts Off Main is a co-operative art gallery, gift store and custom frame shop in Vancouver's vibrant Main Street neighbourhood, home to many independent fashion, art and design boutiques.
Shop for the perfect piece of fine art by Vancouver artists or for gifts and cards for any occasion. We have well-priced contemporary fine art for sale in various media created by local artists. Come browse our excellent selection of original acrylic paintings, oil paintings, encaustic art, photography, prints, mixed media art, pottery and jewellery.
Guest artists are an important component of our gallery. We host a number of artists year-round offering hand-crafted, high quality gift items such as polymer clay jewellery, hand-made beeswax candles, natural soap, driftwood carvings, and art cards. You'll also find exquisite Brazilian soapstone sculpture, imaginative assemblages, framed paintings and drawings, and fine silver jewellery.
We offer our own in-house professional framing service for creative, affordable framing solutions.
We now offer giclee printing on a variety of media. Check out other photographic services on the Giclee Printing page.
View a selection of our artists' work online or come in and visit us! We would love to see you!
Go to our calendar for gallery hours, framer's hours, and special events.
November Feature Artist
Tom Antil grew up in the United States. His Canadian heritage goes back to 1652, so moving to Canada was like coming home. He taught in Aldergrove for 32 years.
In the early ‘70’s he began drawing and painting. He drew from sketches or photos. From the beginning he was influenced by the impressionists, and pointillists in terms of style, the fauvists for their arbitrary choice of colours, folk art for its mural like qualities and people on the street scenes.
Tom has painted many landscapes, but currently prefers painting cityscapes. He has painted several hundred paintings.
“Observing what I take to be true eye candy in the world around us and trying to recapture and recreate it in a drawing and finally a painting has been a lifetime pursuit for me. The challenge is to portray in a relatively small retangle something that at least approaches the visual excitment that I saw in the first place. Each painting is a new challenge, and as I see new possibilities I hope my work will continue to evolve in a positive way".
Arts Off Main Gallery, 216 East 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 2M4 | Telephone 604.876.2785 | Contact Us