2014 September

South Surrey’s own XBa DanceCo, established on the peninsula in 1999, has been offering outstanding dance education to its student body for fifteen years. Recognized by UNESCO’s International Dance Council (Conseil International de la Danse) in 2012, XBa DanceCo became an internationally accredited school of dance arts. Starting with the new 2014 season, director Nela H is proud to announce the school’s new program of International Certification of Dance Studies. “We are renown for offering the highest quality of dance education while allowing for a creative environment where our students are encouraged to explore the art of dance without limitations.” says Nela. With the formal CID International Certification of Dance… Read More

Prize-Winning Poets Sing Pier’s Praises Poetry contest winners announced at Party on the Pier. Here’s to the Pier! poetry contest winners were revealed at Semiahmoo Arts Party on the Pier. Craig Thomas captured the Grand Prize for his poem, Landing Place, while Laura Roberts’ nostalgic Sunday Morning at White Rock Pier earned Honourable Mention. The Peoples’ Choice Award goes to Patte Rust who won the hearts of the public with her Tribute to the White Rock Pier. The contest honoured the centenary of the White Rock Pier. Kudos to the 26 entrants, to the experienced judges who had the difficult task of adjudication, and to the many folks who voted… Read More

Fall Courses at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre CLICK HERE to visit our “Art Courses at South Surrey Arts Centre” webpage and scroll down to view the courses.

Paint the Town has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the spring of 2015.   The second annual Paint the Town will be held at various locations throughout White Rock. Artists will be asked to paint ‘en plein air’ from 10 am to 1 pm. Artwork will be judged in a number of categories with awarded prizes. Registration deadline is September 15, 2014.   September 20      POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING  (New dates to be announced soon)                                               8:30 am       Registration opens 9:30 am       Proceed to assigned locations 10:00 am     Painting begins 1:00 pm       Painting stops – brushes down 1:30 pm       Paintings returned to Semiahmoo Arts in Centennial Park for framing… Read More

Call for Artists (White Rock, BC) The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions to our 40 Years of Art on the Peninsula exhibition as part of our Art on Display program.  All emerging artists who live in White Rock/South Surrey are invited to submit up to three works of art. About the Exhibition Semiahmoo Arts commemorates its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone, a historic exhibition of The Community Arts Council of White Rock and District has been planned. Eighteen local artists who have made key contributions to the Community Arts Council will be featured in this exhibition, offering a broad sampling… Read More