Who, What + Why

Artists in Our Midst is a dynamic group of artists dedicated to bringing public awareness to art created in our community and to promoting visual art in Vancouver. In 1993 artists on Vancouver’s West Side opened their studios to the public, starting a vital dialogue that has continued for 25 years. We have built lasting relationships between the public and artists outside the more formal museum and gallery settings. Our mandate is to promote art education and to provide opportunities for community members to enjoy and enrich their lives with visual art. 

We achieve these goals by giving free public art talks and exhibits, by our volunteer art residencies and artists programs at Lord Byng Mini School for the Arts, and by including their emerging artists in our main exhibition. We are supported by merchants who showcase our art, by local donors, and by the diverse communities coming to our events.

Artists in Our Midst is proud of its contribution to Vancouver’s lively art scene. We look forward to celebrating our 26th year with you.


2018-2019 BOARD

Alice Philips - Chair

Judy Osburn - Vice Chair (until Dec 31)

John Pickering - Secretary

Sharon Halfnight - Treasurer

Barb Bowlsby - Website

Monika Sanft - Membership

Amy Stewart - Social Media

Gary Nay - Hub Organizer and Website

The legal address of the Society, according to our bylaws, is the one of the Secretary:
#204-1485 W6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6H 4G1

Artists is Our Midst is a registered Not-for-Profit Society under the British Columbia Society Act. The registration number is: S-55223.


Past Board

2017-2018 Board

Judy Osburn, Co-Chair
Alice Philips, Co-Chair
Sharon Halfnight, Finance and Accounting
John Pickering, Secretary
Gary Nay, Membership and Communications

Barb Bowlsby, Member at Large-Roundhouse Event
Amy Stewart, Member at Large-Social Media

The legal address of the Society, according to our bylaws, is the one of the Secretary:
#204-1485 W6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6H 4G1

Artists is Our Midst is a registered Not-for-Profit Society under the British Columbia Society Act. The registration number is: S-55223.