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About the Arts Factory

The Arts Factory is a mixed-use arts facility located in a transformed warehouse at 281 Industrial Avenue. This cultural hub includes 21,000 square feet of workshops, studios, offices and common spaces. A unique partnership with the City of Vancouver allows us to offer affordable spaces to the local arts community.

The Arts Factory houses a mix of emerging and established artists, as well as arts organizations and professionals in the cultural sector. Our studio spaces are primarily geared to serve professional artists working with industrial-based fabrication process, such as sculptures, painting, fabric, wood, and ceramics.

The community of artists at 281 Industrial is committed to fostering innovation, learning exchanges, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our vision is that the building will function as an incubator for artists and their practice, while enabling connections between artists, neighbourhoods and institutions. The Arts Factory is managed by The Arts Factory Society, a non-profit society.


We acknowledge the support of the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.

We would also like to thank our supporters:




The Arts Factory on the Press

  Arts Factory Cultural Hub To Launch This Summer


  Arts Factory: Real Estate for Vancouver's Professional Artists


   Arts Factory Given Room to Get ‘Messy’ in City Warehouse