Oxygen Art Centre is excited to announce plans to re-open to the public on Saturday, August 29, 2020 coinciding with the opening of the Z’otz* Collective exhibition. We are thrilled to welcome you back safely and responsibly.


In light of limitations on public gatherings, Oxygen will not be hosting opening receptions or in person artist talks for the time being, however, our in gallery presentations will be supplemented with online engagement opportunities.


For the next while, the in-gallery experience will be a bit different when you come to visit. To plan your trip please find our COVID-19 prevention protocols below:


☞ Hand Sanitizer will be available to all visitors at the front door. We encourage all visitors to use the provided hand sanitizer prior to entering the centre.

☞ Health Declaration: Visitors will be asked to sign-in at the front door.

☞ Practice Social Distancing: Ensure 2 metres (at least 6’6”) away from any other individual.

☞ Wear a face mask or face covering when indoors.

☞ Maximum occupancy: 6 people indoors. Please be mindful of other visitors before entering the gallery. Gallery hosts will be on hand to help manage visitor numbers.

☞ Front door will remain open during hours of operation (weather permitting).

☞ Please stay home if feeling ill or you share a residence with someone who is ill or experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms


We are committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and thank you in advance for your continued support. If you would like to plan ahead for your visit, make an appointment to view the exhibition, or learn more about our cleaning and prevention protocols, please click here and/or contact us.


Over the past few months, our staff have continued to work remotely to establish new programs to better support contemporary art, artists, and our community. We have been able to do this with the generous support of you, our supporters and members, and our funders, which include the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council (Resilience Supplement), Vancouver Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust, United Way, and Osprey Community Foundation (Better Together). This assistance has been integral to our stability during this difficult period, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation!

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