Your donation to the gallery makes a significant difference.
Nanaimo Art Gallery is a place for everyone. Financial contributions from individuals and businesses are vital to sustaining our programs and keeps the Gallery accessible to everyone—admission to exhibitions are always free.
Through your donation, Nanaimo Art Gallery is able to develop more education programs, support more local artists through acquisitions and exhibitions, and provide a strong future for art in Nanaimo.
We are grateful for your investment in the culture of our community. Nanaimo Art Gallery is a registered charitable organization. All donations $25 or more annually will receive a charitable tax-deductible receipt.Donate
Become a Member
Art and culture build community and contribute to our collective quality of life, our social and economic health, and our ability to create a better future. Help us continue to offer accessible and inspiring exhibitions and programs by becoming a member and joining our circle.
With your support, Nanaimo Art Gallery is able to offer admission-by-donation, removing economic barriers for anyone wishing to enjoy our exhibitions. Your membership enables us to develop exhibitions and educational programming for people of all ages through in-person classes, outreach events, and virtual experiences.Become a Member
Made possible because of our members
Over 14,000 kids participate each year in our TD Artists in the Schools Program.
Five distinct thought-provoking exhibitions per year, with related artist talks. Programs, tours, and readings by leading artists from across Canada.
A permanent collection of art that is growing; our most recent acquisition included 15 works by Jerry Pethick who was an artist based on Hornby Island. Pethick’s work will be included in an exhibition in late 2021.
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Our dedicated volunteers help make our programs successful and are a valued part of our organization.
Are you interested in learning and liaising with the public? Would you like to gain experience at a public art gallery with a professional team?
Front Desk Volunteers
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in gaining entry-level experience at a public art gallery or for those who enjoy interacting with the public and discussing contemporary art. Volunteers assist with greeting and serving visitors at the front desk, helping with store inventory and displays, answering phone calls, and other light administrative tasks. Shifts are 3-4 hours long during a weekday afternoon, with options to assist during opening receptions and other special events.
We are also always looking for volunteers to assist with our public programs and special events. Please fill out the volunteer form and indicate which positions you are interested in.Apply to Volunteer