The Visual Arts Centre (VAC) is the largest bilingual independent non-profit art school in Canada. Founded originally as The Potters’ Club in 1946, it has been involved in the teaching of art for over 70 years. As a vibrant contributor to the city’s cultural life, the VAC offers accessible, excellent art education through its school of art and a respected venue for the exhibition of contemporary art through its McClure Gallery. A cultural space with a strong commitment to community, the VAC represents a lively meeting place for artists, teachers and students where exchange, engagement and inspiration are fostered. With its open door policy and central location in the city, the VAC is an active promoter of the visual arts in the broader society.