Art in Public Places

Art in Public Places is a vibrant program acknowledging the value of young people’s artwork (K-12) through exhibitions at the BC Teachers’ Federation in Vancouver and the Ministry of Education in Victoria, British Columbia. The program promotes creativity and imagination in all its forms and supports excellence in classroom instruction and learning.

Teachers are requested to submit 20 pieces of artwork that will fit into 18×24 inch frames for the Ministry of Education Gallery in Victoria while two and three dimensional art is accommodated at the BCTF Gallery in Vancouver.  A brief description of the artwork including materials, methods and processes is helpful to the curators. Sketchbooks are awarded to each participant at the conclusion of exhibitions.

Contact the curator:  Bill Zuk (

While the  Art in Public Places Places program emphasizes British Columbia schools, exhibitions of artwork from international venues of youth art have been represented.

We also take opportunities to publish artwork from the Art in Public Places program in the British Columbia Art Teachers’ Journal. This is further validation of the importance of artistic development and its values, and the effectiveness of teaching and learning.



Click on the image to read an article connected to a past exhibition at the Art in Public Places Gallery, Ministry of Education (on Superior Street in downtown Victoria)