Whether your art preferences lean toward paintings by the “old masters” of centuries past, or you enjoy modern canvasses with an exuberant flare of colours to brighten your surroundings, you owe it to yourself to visit Vancouver’s LUMAS Gallery at 305 Water Street near the Steam Clock in historic Gastown.
The day Erin Lang first saw the LUMAS art collection in Berlin and learned about the unique gallery concept, she knew she had discovered an exciting way to fill an unmet and important niche in Canada’s art world.
Now managing director of LUMAS Canada, Lang brought its first Canadian gallery to Vancouver’s historic Gastown in February, 2015. In Sept. 2015, she opened a second gallery in Toronto.
“LUMAS was founded in Berlin in 2004, with the purpose of making art accessible and affordable for everyone, rather than restricting it to the walls of museums and private collections,” Lang said.
“By producing works in slightly larger editions of 75-150, LUMAS makes hand-signed, limited edition work available to everyone,” she said.
Today, LUMAS represents a diverse portfolio of over 2,000 works from more than 230 artists from around the world, including Canada.
LUMAS clients range from homeowners to interior designers, all the way to small businesses and large corporations.
Many clients take advantage of LUMAS’ complimentary art services which include consultations, concept creation, image selection, and coordinated delivery and installation at no extra charge and no matter how big or small the budget, LUMAS will work with the client to get an understanding of their needs and desires. Then, either through photos or an on-site visit, LUMAS will create a mock-up rendering of the space with the artwork included, which helps provide the client with extra confidence before making the purchase.
“Art has an essential place in our surroundings and LUMAS wants to make sure it’s available to everyone,” Lang said.
“Whether a person wants to add just the right piece to complete a home renovation, or a physician wants a quiet or humorous piece for patients to enjoy in the waiting room, or a condo development wishes to welcome residents entering a lobby, the ‘emotion’ and subject of the chosen art will play an important role in setting the tone of the surroundings,” she said.
So if you are intrigued by the LUMAS concept, why not visit their Gastown gallery, take a look at www.lumas.com or call: 604-565-4700 to discuss your ideas.
LUMAS makes purchasing art accessible to everyone.
305 Water Street
B.C. V6B 1B8