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In addition to selling artists materials. the Emporium also gave local artists a place to exhibit their work.
In 1911 Who's Who in Western Canada listed John Randall Davidson as "Art Dealer, Art Emporium, 901 Georgia St. W., Vancouver". Randall was born in Edinburgh, Scotland July 11, 1881, and came to B.C. in 1909.
J.Y. Miller (q.v.) was Proprietor in 1915.
The gallery was operated by Harry Hood for many years, into the 1950s. He was one of Vancouver's important early artists and supporters of the arts.
In 1960 the gallery was purchased by Torben Kristiansen, who was still active in 2019. In 2011 the Art Emporium assisted in the production of a massive reference work on Lawren S. Harris titled LAWREN HARRIS - WHERE THE UNIVERSE SINGS (see bibliography).
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