Arts Umbrella Granville Island

Arts Umbrella Granville Island is situated on unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

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.

1400 Johnston St Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1
Phone: 604-681-5268


Fall, Winter, and Spring
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Spring Break
Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 28: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Regular Spring hours resume on Monday, April 8.


Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 5: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Week 6: August 5 to Friday, August 9: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Arts Umbrella Closures

Arts Umbrella is closed on all statutory holidays. Visit our Important Dates page for details about Arts Umbrella closures.

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.

Parking: There is a five-minute drop-off area on the west side of the Arts Umbrella building on Johnston Street. Pay parking is available on Granville Island between 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM, with free parking outside of these hours. For more information, see the Granville Island website.

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 four decades.