West Coast Modern Week returns, from July 9 to 14, for a celebration of West Coast Modernism, a distinct architectural style with deep roots in West Vancouver. Surrounded by forested mountains, an expansive ocean, and a lush rainforest, this natural setting presents unique challenges and opportunities that are reflected in the local architecture. Presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum, West Coast Modern Week’s events include talks, exhibitions, socializing, and a unique Home Tour offering access to local, architecturally-significant homes. 


West Vancouver Art Museum Presents

West Coast Modern Week Events:

  • West Coast Modern Week Launch Party and WVAM 30th Anniversary
  • Walking Tours: The Modern Jewels of Dundarave
  • Site | Light | Cadence | Space: Arthur Erickson Revisited
  • Annual Barry Downs Lecture Series: From City to City Up the Coast, with Alan Hess
  • Film Screening: Arthur Erickson’s Dyde House, including a Q&A with Max Amerongen, Trevor Boddy, and Dr. Lee Foote
  • 18th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour and Modern Tea Party
  • West Coast Modern Week Concert: Sharon Minemoto & James Danderfer Trio

Concurrent Exhibitions:

  • A Refuge: Arthur Erickson, May 15 to July 20, West Vancouver Art Museum
  • Designed by Arthur Erickson, June 6 to August 30, West Vancouver Memorial Library

West Coast Modern League Presents

Site | Light | Cadence | Space: Arthur Erickson Revisited

The West Coast Modern League is thrilled to be a partner in this year’s West Coast Modern Week festival. On July 10th, join the West Coast Modern League with the West Vancouver Art Museum at The Polygon Gallery as we celebrate the centenary and the built legacy of Arthur Erickson through the lens of local designers who have revisited the famed architect’s work. Through active renewal and preservation, this group has helped to shepherd these iconic structures forward, working to safeguard their physical longevity and continued inspiration for future generations. They will share these projects with us.