2206 Main (@ 6th), Vancouver
Wed-Sat 12-5pm

and until at least 8pm on the first
Thursday of every month
604 764 2266
Front of the gallery
Hot Art Wet City is an art gallery, shop, and blog in Vancouver, BC with art shows featuring fun and accessible art. We also host interactive events, workshops, seminars, talks, and more. Pop-culture and fan-art themes, narrative and figurative work, graphic design, illustration, street, low-brow, pop-surrealist, prints, originals… plus, you won’t find lengthy artist statements here. HAWC supports emerging and established artists from Vancouver, BC.

The video blog introduces you to the cultural creators of our wet city. Each new, intimate video interview features an artist, curator or facilitator from a broad spectrum of disciplines and showcases the arts in Vancouver, connects art audiences with their creative neighbours, and exposes our city as an incubator for talent.

2206 Main Street (@ 6th Ave)
Vancouver BC Canada V5T 3C7

WED-SAT 12-5pm
Open until 8pm (sometimes later) on the first
of every month

Are you an artist? Check out the Calls for Submissions for upcoming show submission details. We also sell prints in our store; please email info@hotartwetcity.com a link to your website and details of the items for consideration (type of print, size, etc). Preference given to representational and pop surrealist work. Gallery commission is 50%.

Thanks to Erin Gibbs for your help and support at the gallery. Also thanks to Alex MF Quicho, Hilary Henegar, Amy Walker, and Jim Hoehnle for interviewing some of the artists, and to Natalie Vermeer and Rohit Prasad for making some of the music. Thanks to Rachael Ashe for organizing the monthly Hot Talks. Also thanks to our curator of comedy Alicia Tobin. Want to support the arts? Make art! Buy art!

In October 2011, local art event Hot One Inch Action began interviewing artists who had participated in the show. In March 2012, Hot Art Wet City began, showcasing the artist interviews and reaching beyond H1″A. From September 2012 through February 2013, HAWC was a pop-up gallery. It opened permanently at 2206 Main Street in Vancouver in April 2013.

Chris Bentzen is the owner of Hot Art Wet City Gallery and blog. He is a freelance graphic designer and art event organizer (including Hot One Inch Action). Drop by the gallery and say hello.

View photos of current and past art shows on Flickr >

© 2014 Hot Art Wet City