Festivals

Celebrate the beauty of White Rock by creating art with us! July 22 is the 4th annual Paint the Town. Create artwork inspired by the changing urban landscape and the natural beauty of White Rock.   Artists of all ages, mediums, and skill levels are encouraged to participate!           The artwork will be displayed in the Turnbull Gallery until August 31. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100   • Click here to register. • Click here for Helpful information for first time Paint the Town-ers:  READ MORE • Click here for Location sponsorship: Register your house or business here! • Share the Facebook event page HERE.   Supported by… Read More

THIS ARTIST CALL IS FULL OCTOBER IS FIBRE ARTS MONTH AT SEMIAHMOO ARTS Now accepting exhibitors for our Fibre Arts Market Oct 22-23 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601-20 Ave, Surrey.  Artists must exhibit handmade items/artwork/craftwork that incorporates fibre arts.  Textiles, stitchery, weaving, fashion design, felting, knitting, fabric dying, lace-making are all welcome!  Exhibitor tables are 5′ x 2.5′. There are 15 tables available. Table sharing is ok. Prices: $25 per table. $20 per artist for shared tables.  Market Hours: Saturday, Oct. 22 10AM-4PM, Sunday Oct. 23 10AM-4PM Set up – Saturday, Oct. 22 8AM-10AM Take Down – Sunday, Oct 23 4PM-6PM            … Read More

On Saturday July 23 participating artists were stationed at various points of interest in White Rock and South Surrey and given 3 hours to produce art based on that location. Please cast your vote for WHITE ROCK BEACH BEER’S VIEWER’S CHOICE – your favorite artist could win $200+a prize pack! Click on the link below to cast your vote! http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=579293c0e4b0fe9b9c4847b1  

Support local artists by volunteering for our annual plein air competition and exhibition, Paint The Town. Several positions are available including: July 23 Set Up Crew 7am-10am Location Assistants 10am-1pm Framing Assistants 12pm-3pm Clean Up Crew 1pm-4pm July 24 Gallery Assistants 12:30pm-3:30pm For event description and schedule click here. To volunteer for Paint the Town please fill out this form.

SAVE THE DATE! July 23-24 2016 Participating artists will be stationed at various points of interest in White Rock and South Surrey and given 3 hours to produce art based on that location. Artists of all ages and levels and disciplines are encouraged to participate. July 23 9am: Artists meet at Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation centre. Locations are assigned. Coffee and pastries served. 10am: Competition begins. 1pm: Competition ends and artwork gets returned to the Turnbull Gallery for exhibition preparations. Light refreshments served. July 24 1pm-4pm: Reception, awards, and musical performances by the DuoTones! White Rock Beach Beer’s Viewer’s Choice voting begins online and in the gallery. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250… Read More

Participate in Double Exposure: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge and you could be chosen to share your work at the Double Exposure Closing Ceremony on April 20, 2016 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Surrey’s Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar will be in attendance to read the poems. About the Project: Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of Double Exposure is to showcase a wide range… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers and photo-based artists to exhibit their work in the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets. We are accepting photographic work in the following themes: 1.Tableau… Read More

2015 White Rock Irish Festival! The White Rock Irish Festival is back for another month of Irish themed fun. The festival includes music, dance, literary workshops, movies, food and of course an Irish beverage or two. With a variety of Irish themed events throughout White Rock, there is something for the ‘little bit of Irish’ in everyone!   Click on the poster below for more information about the 2015 White Rock Irish Festival.  

2010 Surrey Civic Treasure Recipient Chris Thornley will be this year’s Surrey International Film Festival host on November 2nd! SIFF is very excited to have such a prominent leader in the arts to host the event. Taking place at the Surrey Arts Centre, from November 1st – 2nd, the Surrey International Film Festival will be bringing together aspiring filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work. For more information visit the Surrey International Film Festival website.

International Artist Day is back and White Rock is hosting this celebration to honour artists. With so many talented individuals and so much to do, International Artist day has turned into a week long celebration that will showcase visual and performing arts! The festival is a community event and everyone is welcome — this is a chance to meet and get to know the creative talent in our own backyard. There will be displays and demonstrations at various venues throughout the Peninsula, including a 12″ x 12″ Canvas show. The Gala event for the IAD will be held on October 25th from 6 pm – 9 pm. Tickets are $150… Read More