Arts Umbrella Granville Island

12 studios. Daily classes. Arts Umbrella’s core facility is a centre of excellence with the most diverse selection of classes and programs – from preschool to post-secondary.

1286 Cartwright St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Phone: 604.681.5268


Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am–9 pm
Saturday, 8 am–7:30 pm
Sunday, 8:30 am–6:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5:30 pm

There is three-hour, free parking available on Granville Island for visitors only. Vehicles are limited to occupy one stall, once per day. Please read applicable signs. Additional parking is available in the pay parking lot to the east of Arts Umbrella.

The #50 bus stops at the entrance to Granville Island. For more information, please see Translink’s Trip Planner.

Our Neighbourhood:
Granville Island is one of the top arts and culture destinations in Vancouver. We share the island with artisans, artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel, industrial workshops, markets, floating-home residents, and many friendly creatives. We look forward to the island’s annual events like the Vancouver Children’s Festival, Canada Day celebrations, and the Vancouver Fringe Festival. All told, we love the island – Arts Umbrella’s home for nearly four decades.

Arts Umbrella Closures

No classes or programs take place on the following days, unless otherwise noted for specific programs:

  • BC Day: Monday, August 1, 2016
  • Labour Day: Mon Sep 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day: Mon Oct 10, 2016
  • Remembrance Day: Fri Nov 11, 2016
  • Winter Break: Sun Dec 25, 2016–Sun Jan 1, 2017
  • Family Day: Mon Feb 13, 2017
  • Easter Weekend: Fri Apr 14, 2017–Mon Apr 17, 2017
  • Victoria Day: Mon May 22, 2017
  • Canada Day: Fri Jun 30, 2017
  • BC Day: Mon Aug 7, 2017