Our Programs

In our efforts to bring diverse and exciting new art to the community, we offer a number of art series in collaboration with various partners and organizations. These programs are offered throughout the year at a variety of locations. Check out our calendar or our list of upcoming events for the latest offering. We are often looking for talented individuals to participate and/or contribute to these programs. Keep an eye out on our Call to Artists page!

Art Classes with Semiahmoo Arts at South Surrey Rec. Centre.

Semiahmoo Arts offers classes, courses, and workshops for all ages, throughout the year at our South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre location  We create sustainable employment for local arts instructors by paying them 70% of all registration fees. Register here!

Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation Centre.

Semiahmoo Arts operates the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation Centre. We showcase the artwork of our members as well as non-member artists. Please view our 2016 exhibition schedule.

We provide facilities, curatorial services, and exhibition education while giving 80% of sales back to the artists.

Turnbull Gallery is a ‘stepping stone’ gallery space that helps ensure success when the artists are ready to approach commercial galleries.

Drop-In Pottery Studio

Semiahmoo Arts operates the Pottery Studio at South Surrey Recreation Centre. The studio is unparalleled on the peninsula and is a source of positive, artistic expression in our community. We offer pottery classes for children, youth, and adults.

We offer pottery artists with premium studio space for $3 per hour which also includes glazes and firing services.

Click here to see more information.


Readings by the Salish Sea

Readings by the Salish Sea brings established writers to the Semiahmoo Peninsula on a periodic basis.

We host literary greatness by bringing established writers to the Peninsula. Funds generated from ticket sales goes toward marketing materials and paying the authors sustainable honorariums.


Walking in this World: Workshop at Semiahmoo Arts

A 13-week workshop in discovering and recovering your creative self – with a weekly gathering of 2 hours. The workshop will be facilitated as its author, Julie Cameron, intended.

“Creativity is like breathing – pointers may help, but we do the process ourselves. Creative clusters, where we gather as peers to develop our strength, are best regarded as tribal gatherings, where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all.”-Julie Cameron

Get Reel Film Series

Semiahmoo Arts in partnership with the City of White Rock present the Get Reel Film Series.  The films are curated by the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit and the series strives to bring the best of Canadian and international films to White Rock.  Six films are presented yearly at the White Rock Community Centre.



Art on Display

Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. In a series of 5-8 themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases work in a variety of media by local and other artists. Get more information about how to include your artwork on our ‘Call to Artists’ page.

Along with these exhibition opportunities, artists receive an opening reception in their honour, marketing support and 100% of all art sales.


Zero – 360

This casual open mic is a chance for you to meet other local authors and share your work. Come with plans to read, or just to listen. If you are planning to read, please come prepared, readers are limited to 6 minutes. Second Thursday of the month, 7:30pm at the Pelican Rouge Coffee House in Central Plaza, (16th Avenue at 152nd Street). Reader sign-up begins at 7:05pm, open to the public. Come early and enjoy one of the delicious treats or a special coffee.

Sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts and Pelican Rouge Coffee House.

Click here to see the next Zero – 360 event listing.

semiahmooarts_rentalprogramArt Rental and Sales

Click here to see more information about this program.