Richard Tetrault Mural unveiling Semiahmoo Arts selected Richard Tetrault to paint a mural celebrating the community’s diversity of arts on the South and East facing walls of the Semiahmoo Arts Building in Centennial Park. Semiahmoo Arts also worked with the Richard to coordinate collaborative mural workshops which involved local artists in designing and drawing the south facing wall mural. The local artists chosen for this project were Mallory Donen, Adam Lipschultz, Jeff Wilson, and Jolayne Devente. On Tuesday, May 27, those artists (except for Jocelyn who was unavailable) joined Richard, Mayor Wayne Baldwin, and Semiahmoo Arts representatives Mary Brunet and Barbara Cooper, for a formal ribbon cutting and unveiling. “The… Read More

Help us discover our next Surrey Civic Treasure. Call for 2014 nominations   This award recognizes and celebrates Surrey’s highest achievers in the cultural sector, demonstrating that Surrey values arts and heritage and those people who achieve success in these fields.   Nominees should meet the following criteria: * Be a Surrey resident, born in Surrey, or have a strong connection to the City of Surrey. * Demonstrate excellence and contribute significantly to the appreciation and development of culture in Surrey. * Reflect the unique character and history of the City. * Represent a significant achievement in the arts, heritage, cultural industries, cultural tourism, multiculturalism, or related advocacy and philanthropy…. Read More

Public mural gets go ahead at Semiahmoo Arts Building The City of White Rock has approved Semiahmoo Arts request for funding to paint a wall mural on the Semiahmoo Arts building located in Centennial Park. Semiahmoo Arts selected Richard Tetrault to paint a mural that celebrates the community’s diversity of arts on the South and East facing walls of the Semiahmoo Arts Building. Semiahmoo Arts will also work with the artist to coordinate collaborative mural workshops which will involve local artists in designing and drawing the south facing wall mural. “The City of White Rock listened to the comments and suggestions that were provided at our public art forum and… Read More

Fundraiser and Masquerade Affair Join hosts Sandy Sereda, Lenore Van Oene, Verna Logan and Nela H at the fundraising party of the year. Set within the stunning West Coast Club of Adera’s new South Surrey development, The Breeze, our guests will enjoy food prepared by Crescent Beach’s The Cabin Restaurant, an oyster bar by White Rock’s Five Doors Down, libations from our friends at Labatt’s and noted wineries, and scrumptious desserts from The Original Cakerie. The theme is masquerade (masks will be available at the door or bring your own!), and while our guests mingle with an air of anonymity, small surprises will greet them in this exclusive setting. A… Read More

A public meeting is being held on a proposed Performing Arts Centre and Contemporary Arts Cafe & Gallery. The new centre, proposed as part of a residential tower development planned for 152nd Street at 19th Ave, may be able to help create a cultural hub in South Surrey. The public meeting is a drop-in format and will last from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday October 22nd at the Rotary Field House, 14600 Rotary way. There will be two presentations being given by the architect Patrick Cotter, at 5 pm and 7 pm. The new proposed centre would total 22,000 sq. ft. and include a performing arts component with… Read More

Interested in learning more about what’s happening with Culture in Surrey? Attend Surrey’s Creative Economy Business Dialogue event where the Surrey Board of Trade and the City of Surrey are continuing their partnership focused on recognizing the economic and social value of fostering a thriving cultural industry in Surrey. The event is free to attend but registration is required. Attend to learn about how to create cultural hubs in Surrey, how to create youth cultural entrepreneurs and business and arts table dialogue.

The City of White Rock is hosting a community forum on the selection of various types of decorative walls being installed throughout the City. Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. This forum is the initial stage of the planning process and to gain the public’s opinion on different types of decorative walls, such as murals, relief walls, mosaics and green walls. This is a great opportunity to have your say in our community. We hope you’ll consider attending. Any inquiries regarding the forum or meeting materials can be directed to Claire Halpern, Manager of Cultural Development by… Read More

As September rolls around it often feels that everything begins to pick up, and its no different for our community arts groups. September is starting out with some great opportunities and we’d like to take a few minutes to let everyone know of important dates. Below you will find out about upcoming deadlines for funding as well as an opportunity to learn more about preparing for grant applications. Please take a few minutes to review these opportunities. We wish you all the best of luck in your applications. Grant Deadlines for Community Arts Groups Surrey Cultural Grant: Expression of Interest Letters The vision of the Cultural Grants Program is to… Read More