MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts!

Media Release
May 23rd, 2018
For Immediate Release   

Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts!

New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to announce another summer jampacked with the Arts in New Westminster! There are many events each month from June through September that are certain to make your community feel extra awesome! Don’t miss the return of Music by the River at Westminster Pier Park in July and August, the New West Craft Summer Night Market on the Riverfront Esplanade on July 7th, and the New West Cultural Crawl happening across New Westminster during August 11th and 12th. Admission for all these events are, as always, FREE.

2017 was the Arts Council of New Westminster’s busiest year of infusing the arts into the community. 2018 has shaped up to be an even bigger year for showcasing all the amazing talent New Westminster has to offer. We invite you to join us at events throughout New Westminster and at our gallery located in Queen’s Park.

Mark your calendars and come down to Metro Vancouver’s hotspot for community arts, home to numerous award-winning artists. Find out for yourself the reasons why everyone’s talking about New Westminster!

Arts Council of New Westminster
Summer Events 2018

June 2018

  • New West Craft – June 2 & 16 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market, 11am – 4pm
  • Praxis: Free Alternative Yoga and Figure Drawing – June 20 – Centennial Lodge 7pm
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
    Beginning June 2 on to September 9, 12pm – 2pm
  • ArtsToGo at Queensborough Childrens Festival, June 16 11am – 3pm
  • National Indigenous People’s Day – June 21 – Westminster Pier Park, 10am – 2pm
  • NWSS Grad Show Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – June 6-24

July 2018

  • Canada Day – July 1 – Queen’s Park – Community Celebration, 11am – 3pm
  • Canada Day Celebration – Uptown New West 6th & 6th – Uptown Unplugged & ArtsToGo
  • Music by the River – July 5, 12, 19, 26 – Pier Park – Concert Series, 6 – 8pm
  • Fridays on Front – July 6, 13, 20, 27 – Front Street – Concert Series 5 – 9pm
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – July 7 & 21 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market, 11am – 4pm
  • New West Craft Summer Night Market – July 7 – River Market / Fraser River Discover Centre Esplanade – 6:00 – 9:30pm – Artisan Market
  • Inter/action for Tony Durke – July 15 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3-4pm
  • New West Craft at Uptown Live – July 21 – Uptown New West – Artisan Fair 12pm – 9pm
  • Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival – July 28 – 3 stages of entertainment
  • Tony Durke Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – July 1-29

August 2018

  • Music by the River – Aug 2 & 9 – Pier Park – Concert Series
  • Fridays on Front – Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 – Front Street – Concert Series
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – Aug 4 & 18 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market
  • New West Cultural Crawl – Aug 10, 11 & 12 – various venues across New Westminster
  • Performing Arts Pilot Project – Aug 11 – Queen’s Park Bandshell
  • Inter/action for Lex Ireton – Aug 12 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3 – 4pm
  • Pride Arts Celebration – Aug 13 – Pride Week at Centennial Lodge – Youth Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading
  • Lex Ireton Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Aug 1-26

September 2018

  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – Sept 15 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market
  • Inter/action for Suzanne Laird – Sept 16 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3 – 4pm
  • Praxis: Free Alternative Yoga and Figure Drawing – Sept 19 – Centennial Lodge 7 – 8pm
  • New West Craft at RiverFest – Sept 22 – Fraser River Discovery Centre – Artisan Fair
  • Suzanne Laird Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Sept 5-30

For more information:
Stephen O’Shea *available for interviews
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca
604 525 3244
www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW

About the Arts Council of New Westminster
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster