About Opus

Our success is measured in the fulfilment of those we serve and work alongside. The Opus experience is as much about learning and exploring as it is about picking up supplies. 

About Opus
An artist painting at Opus Plein Air Challenge at Granville Island

Your Creative Partner

At Opus, people matter. We’re a community and we’re here to support your entire creative journey. From that first flash of inspiration through to final execution, our mission is to provide quality art materials, resources and guidance, relevant to you, your level of skill and commitment.

Opus Staff at work at Opus Art Supplies Downtown Vancouver.

Creatives Serving Creatives

Opus is a network of creative individuals. Many of our employees are artists themselves, eager to share expert advice and indispensable product insight. Our articles, interviews, how-to guides, in-store and online events and demos offer invaluable information, artist to artist. You can showcase your work in our Virtual Galleries and stay locally informed through our Creative Community Hub.

Sharing Success

Companies like ours have an important role to play in helping the many non-profit organisations which operate on little or no funding. Through our Community Support & Donations Program, Opus assists charitable groups, societies and schools pursuing visual art and art education initiatives in their communities across British Columbia.

Small is Beautiful

Opus was founded by David van Berckel, as a little picture frame manufacturer in 1974, and is still an independently-owned, globally-connected local business. His company philosophy ‘small is beautiful’ remains at our core. 

Small is Beautiful
Complete Care from Start to Finish

Whatever your medium, Opus provides quality materials, inspiration and assistance to help you realise your creative endeavours. We help you preserve and present your artwork and digital prints with ready-made or custom frames assembled to your specifications. We began as a framing company, are experts in the field, and we now provide one-on-one consultation. 

Complete Care from Start to Finish

Land Acknowledgments

We would like to acknowledge that we are operating our businesses on the traditional and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples.

If you would like to learn which territories your local Opus is on, please visit our locations pages.

Location Information


Find your Opus Art Supplies location in BC or Shop Online for Art Supplies across Canada.

Granville Island


Downtown Vancouver



National Mail Order

North Vancouver

Opus Print Space


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