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–9:30 pm Saturday, 8 am–7:30 pm Sunday, 8 am–7:30 pm

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

Arts Umbrella Granville Island is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Parking: 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.

Transit: 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:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day: Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Remembrance Day: Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Winter Break: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Family Day: Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Easter Weekend: Friday, April 10, 2020 to Monday, April 13, 2020
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Canada Day: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • BC Day: Monday, August 3, 2020

Extreme Weather Closure Procedure: In times of extreme weather, Arts Umbrella closure procedure aligns with that of the local public school district. In the event public schools are closed due to weather conditions, Arts Umbrella classes are also cancelled. Please check local radio, television, and school board websites for school closures.