Van Galleries, of Vancouver, B.C., was created in 2017 by Kent Lins and Sally Buck. They both respectfully acknowledge that they live, work, and create art on the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Van Galleries is an alternative exhibition space, created in response to Vancouver BC’s unhinged property values and taxes. A city where emerging and unrepresented artists have a difficult task of finding galleries to show their work. Van Galleries’ utilizes alternative spaces, and makes exhibitions accessible through their rebranding process.
For The Vancouver Capture Photography Festival of 2018, vans were rented, rebranded, and parked at various locations and times throughout the festival. People found the exhibits by viewing updates at the vangalleries.com website, or from social media links @vangalleries on Instagram, @vangalleries on Twitter, or @vangalleries on facebook.