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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 arts 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.


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

AUDC Season Finale: May 23-25, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Arts Umbrella Dance Recital: June 6-9, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse.


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

Expressions Theatre Festival: May 17-25, 2019 at Waterfront Theatre


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.

Arts Umbrella Granville Island:
June 6-9, 2019 for ages 6-12
June 13-16, 2019 for ages 13-19

Early Learning Visual Arts Exhibition
May 29-June 16, 2019 in the Granville Island lobby

Arts Umbrella South Surrey:
Expressions at Landmark Pop Up Town Arts Studio
15140 N. Bluff Road, White Rock
June 6-23, 2019

Early Learning Exhibition at AU South Surrey
The Shops at Morgan Crossing, N116 – 15850 26 Avenue
June 12-16, 2019