Artropolis was a re-occuring survey of British Columbian art that ran roughly every three years between 1987 and 2003. Styling itself as a  “salons des refuses,” the summertime exhibition attracted tens of thousands of visitors. Artropolis was submission-based and the curatorial focus tended to vary wildly, although it commonly revolved around unconventional exhibition spaces. In 1993, after struggling for some time to find an appropriate venue, Artropolis set up in the then-recently vacated Woodward’s building.