The Experience

The VASA  gallery and artist studios are open to visitors during our regular hours. A new exhibition is curated monthly so there is always new exciting art in the gallery. Most artist studios will be open for viewing as well. Visitors are likely to meet one of our resident artists, as they each work a shift managing the gallery and surrounding artist studios. Resident artists on duty are happy to share their work and discuss their art and artistic practice.

Each year VASA participates in St. Albert's Art Walk and several other community events. Please visit us regularly and during these special events!

The Mandate

VISION:

VASA is the premiere artist run centre where people gather to experience the joy of creativity in the visual arts.

MISSION:

To develop a nurturing community of visual artists that supports its members and the public through:

  • Professional development
  • Studio and Galleries
  • Programs
  • Arts advocacy

VALUES:

VASA believes:

  • Its members, staff, volunteers and supporters are valuable contributors.
  • In diverse visual arts practice at all levels.
  • In being an inclusive, democratic society.
  • In being a sustainable organization.
  • In ethical operations.
  • In safety.


The Team

VASA is managed by an Executive Director and Board of Directors composed of volunteer members, and operated by a large group of volunteer Committee Chairpersons, and volunteer members.

VASA is supported by The City of St. Albert and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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