Coronavirus (COVID-19) recent updates

A message from the Queer Arts Festival and SUM gallery regarding COVID-19:

Update — September 28th 2020:

The SUM Gallery will be reopening the gallery to the general public on October 29th, 2020 for our fall exhibition Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations. For information on SUM Gallery safety protocols and how to visit the gallery, please review our COVID-19 safety guidelines please click here.

Update — May 14th 2020:

Queer Arts Festival is Going Remote:

Art keeps us connected during the age of social distancing. Queer Arts Festival is steadfast in our commitment to artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with staff hard at work (from home) to maintain the integrity of our programming.  We’ve reimagined the festival to make sure you get your Queer Art Fix from the safety of your own home.

All Queer Arts Festival events this year will be accessible online at our virtual stage by donation. RSVP now to events on eventbrite to receive a link for entry in coming weeks.

SUM gallery:

SUM Gallery has been closed to public access due to the Sun Wah Centre closure since Monday, March 23rd. We will announce when the gallery reopens to the public.


Staff will be working remotely during regular hours and can be contacted at or you can leave us a voicemail at 604-200-6661.


Please check CRA government website for more information here.