The City of Port Moody is devoted to developing a strong public art program which is accessible to the community and provides opportunities for local artists. Our Artist in the Park program offers park visitors a glimpse into the creative world of an artist and gives artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork, while demonstrating their skills.

Apply for a permit

To participate in the Artist in the Park program, you need to apply for a permit. Please submit an online application form or paper application. Drop off your application at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Rd.

You will need to provide the following information on your application:

  • name
  • contact information
  • description of your art
  • 3 samples of your work (not required if you participated in the program in the past)

No jury selection will take place, but you may be refused a permit if you don't follow the goals of the program.

Schedule

From May 1 to September 30 artists can create and sell their art at city parks from 7:00am to 10:00pm, the Port Moody Arts Centre and the Port Moody Station Museum during regular operating hours.

Artist regulations

If you would like to participate in Artist in the Park, you need to abide by the following rules and regulations:

  • all work must be your own original work
  • you must do your work on-site
  • you may display a card indicating your name, address, and phone number
  • you must provide your permit number, if asked
  • you must follow all park bylaws
  • you can't pressure members of the public to purchase your art
  • you must adhere to all parking regulations provided in the confirmation package

You must adhere to the following display rules and regulations:

  • all work must be displayed on a standard art easel or approved display stand
  • the top of the display stand can't exceed 1.5m (5') in height
  • the display card can't be larger than 12.7cm x 17.78cm (5”x7”)
  • portable walls, booths or pop-up tents are not allowed
  • patio umbrellas are permitted
  • paintings can't be stacked in piles
  • unframed art can be displayed in a sling or attractive display box

The Cultural Service Manager or Bylaw Enforcement Officer may revoke your permit if your behaviour is incompatible with the goals of the program.

Are you a live performance artist?

Are you a musician, dancer, actor, juggler, magician, sidewalk chalk artist, circus or theatrical performer? Learn more about our Street Performers program.