Arts Umbrella presents Expressions, an annual festival celebrating the boundless creativity of young minds — because young artists show us creativity at its brightest.

Expressions Festival brings inspired and cutting-edge dance performances, innovative and original theatre shows, and diverse art exhibitions to venues and stages across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Every discipline, every class, and virtually every Arts Umbrella Spring session student showcases work during Expressions. The festival allows young artists to take pride in their accomplishments, and share that pride with family, friends, and the public.

Support our young artists by visiting an exhibit or taking in a show by our theatre troupes at Waterfront Theatre or our dancers at the Vancouver Playhouse. No matter what you choose to see or do, Expressions will leave a lasting impression.


Arts Umbrella Season Finale 2018

Be moved. The culmination of months of exploration and rehearsal, the Arts Umbrella Dance Company takes to the stage in two extraordinary, cutting-edge performances.

AUDC Season Finale: May 24-26, 2018 at the Vancouver Playhouse

Arts Umbrella Dance Recital: June 7-10, 2018 at the Vancouver Playhouse



This May, Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music presents five fabulous productions performed by talented emerging artists. Join us for a performance and be inspired by the creativity on stage.

Expressions Theatre Festival: May 17-26, 2018 at Waterfront Theatre



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Celebrate our visual artists’ accomplishments. After months of exploration and experimentation in classes ranging from drawing and painting, to mixed media and sculpture, to photography and animation, Arts Umbrella’s Spring session students are ready to display their works to friends, family, and the public. With such a broad range of art forms and projects, we showcase work at exhibits and displays across the Lower Mainland.

Early Learning Visual Arts Exhibition
May 14-June 3, 2018 at Arts Umbrella Granville Island lobby

Visual, Media, and Applied Arts Expressions Festival
Arts Umbrella Granville Island: 
June 7-10, 2018 at 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Arts Umbrella South Surrey
: June 9-14, 2018 at Arts Umbrella South Surrey, The Shops at Morgan Crossing