The Seymour Art Gallery, a community gallery here in North Vancouver hosts an annual exhibition called “Start With Art,” which is geared especially for children.
Artists from the community are invited to exhibit small scale art works that are displayed at a lower vantage point for younger eyes. The SAG supports the artists by taking less than its regular commission in the event of a successful sale. The works are all priced $150.00 CDN or under and no one over the age of 16 is allowed to buy the art. Although the event is shorter than the regularly scheduled exhibits at SAG, it has nonetheless been a successful exhibition for more than a decade. It is a marvelous exhibition that educates children about the artistic experience in a gallery and introduces them to the experience of collecting art and to wanting to have fine art in their lives at home.
I have supported the event by donating outright a small stone snow dove, and each year a happy youngster was able to start their art collection with a sculpture.
If you have a young member in your family, make time to visit the Gallery!