Bau-Xi Gallery opened in 1965 in Vancouver, BC to create a showcase for the many emerging and established Canadian artists in need of a gallery on the West Coast. BAU-XI (boe she) translates to “great gift”. Bau-Xi Gallery remains the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. The Gallery has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada since the early 1970s, and in Vancouver, a founding member of the South Granville Gallery Association. Over the years, the iconic Vancouver gallery has expanded to include Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, and Bau-Xi Photo, which is one of the few strictly photography galleries in Toronto.
Since its inception, Bau-Xi Gallery has been recognized as one of Canada’s most highly regarded art galleries, with a reputation founded on adherence to the highest standards in quality of art and service to clients.
We provide packing and crating services and arrange shipping worldwide. We understand the fragile nature of artwork and package and crate accordingly. Note for Art Collectors living outside of Canada: original artwork by a living Canadian artist is exempt from sales tax when shipped out of Canada.
Artwork can be rented to individuals or companies for a small percentage of the total retail cost. The rental can be as short as a few days or as long as a year. Click to view more information about our art rental program
We sometimes suggest that a client take out the artwork on approval for a day or more at no obligation if they need to see the artwork in their own environment before making a decision.
Delivery and Installation
Delivery and installation of artwork is available for private residences and public spaces.
Our facility is available to rent for corporate events, and private parties. Please contact Bau-Xi Vancouver or Bau-Xi Toronto for more details.