VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Vancouver Art Gallery is closing to the public on Monday due to concerns over COVID-19.
“In light of recent developments and our responsibility to help slow the spread and impact of COVID-19 across our communities, we have decided to close the gallery to the public effective today,” says a release from Irene Lo, communications specialist with the art gallery.
The closure includes all exhibitions, programs, events, rentals, 1931 Gallery Bistro, the Gallery Store, and art rental and sales.
The Art Auction Gala, scheduled for May 30, has been postponed.
The closure of the art gallery, located on Hornby Street, follows a decision by the City of Vancouver earlier Monday to close all non-essential municipal facilities, including libraries and community centres.
The art galley closure is for the immediate future, and it’s not clear when it will reopen.