Front of the gallery
Hot Art Wet City is an art gallery in Vancouver, BC featuring fun, weird, and accessible art. We also host comedy shows, interactive events, workshops, seminars, talks, and more. Pop-culture and fan-art themes, narrative and figurative work, illustrative, street, low-brow, pop-surrealist, prints, originals… plus, you won’t find lengthy artist statements here. HAWC supports emerging and established artists from Vancouver.

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.

Like what we’re doing? Help us: buy art, attend events or donate via Paypal. Or support our Patreon.

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

WED–SAT 12–5pm

Hot Art Wet City closes permanently at the end of March

Sorry, HAWC is not wheelchair accessible.

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.Voted second best gallery in Vancouver for Westender Best of The City in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

View photos of current and past art shows on Flickr >

Chris Bentzen is the owner of Hot Art Wet City. He is a freelance graphic designer, videographer, and art event organizer (including Hot One Inch Action). Also voted Vancouver is Awesome Visual Arts Community Builder for 2014.

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 Hot Talks. Also thanks to our curator of comedy Alicia Tobin. Want to support the arts? Make art! Buy art! Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+

© 2014 Hot Art Wet City