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CALL FOR ARTISTS: International Artists Day Anonymous Show & Gala

August 21, 2019

You are invited to submit your interest in participating in the show by filling out the form by September 7, 2019. We will preview your website and social media channels for examples of your work (you do not need to submit the final work or photos of your work). If you are accepted into the show you will receive […]

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Marney-Rose Edge – “Natura” – Sept 4 – 29, 2019

August 21, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Natura” by Marney-Rose Edge Exhibition Dates: September 4 – 29, 2019Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6-8pmArtist Talk: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. EXHIBITION STATEMENT Natura means Nature. Inspiration for this body of work began with Marney-Rose Edge’s own backyard pond and spread to local ponds, waterways […]

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Call for Board Members 2019

August 13, 2019

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Open Stage New West – August 10, 17, 24, 2019 – Queen’s Park Bandshell

July 18, 2019

Two Gents of New West (a.k.a. Howard Dai and Tiger Xu) and the Arts Council of New Westminster’s Momentum Youth Arts program are once again teaming up to offer a free, family-friendly series of performances by emerging local artists and an open mic session to close out each session. Dates: August 10, 17 and 24, […]

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The Art of Queer – August 12, 2019 – at the Centennial Lodge

July 18, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Youth For A Change present:  The Art of Queer Art show & Spoken Word a part of New West Pride week. Entry by donation if you can, free if you can’t. August 12, 2019 Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park 6-8pm Join us for an art exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists […]

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Annette Nieukerk – “Allegory and Grace” – Aug 7 – 25, 2019

July 18, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Allegory and Grace” by Annette Nieukerk Exhibition Dates: August 7 – 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, August 11, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement In her figurative work, Annette Nieukerk is primarily interested in the narratives at the heart of human existence. What are […]

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NOW HIRING: Marketing Coordinator

July 10, 2019

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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A La Commedia – Centennial Lodge – July 16, 2019

July 3, 2019

Arts Council of New Westminster and New Westminster Family Place present: A La Commedia a production by the Burnaby Summer Theatre from the Burnaby Arts Council Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park July 16 2019 9:45am – 11:00am All Ages Free admission A La Commedia is a contemporary exploration into the form of Commedia Dell’Arte which originated […]

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Robert Ascroft – “New West By The Numbers” – July 1 – 28, 2019

June 20, 2019

Robert Ascroft – “New West By The Numbers” – July 1 – 28, 2019 The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “New West by the Numbers” by Robert Ascroft Exhibition Dates: July 1 – 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 14, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. EXHIBITION STATEMENT Fascinated with […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2020

June 11, 2019

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK EXHIBITION APPLICATION PACKAGE CALL FOR ARTISTS 2020 The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions […]

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Call for Artists: International Artist Day | New Westminster

June 10, 2019

Anonymous Show & Gala You are invited to submit your interest in participating in the show by filling out this form.Submission deadline: September 7, 2019. We will preview your website and social media channels for examples of your work (you do not need to submit the final work or photos of your work). If you are accepted into […]

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Canada Day 2019 Silent Auction

June 9, 2019

We were thrilled to host the Canada Day Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park”. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting together such an amazing event. We are also very grateful to the dedicated volunteers who have supported our […]

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You Are Here: A Come From Away Story – Monday, June 24

May 30, 2019

(Documentary)1hr 24 Director:  Moss Mossanen Stars: Beverley Bass, Reg Batson, Beulah Cooper |When: Monday, June 24, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:   You Are Here – A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 5-30, 2019

May 23, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Our Journey to Here” by New Westminster Secondary Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 5 – 30, 2019.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 5, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2019 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for their second Grad […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 4th Annual Art Exhibition – “INSPIRED”

May 23, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “INSPIRED” 4th Annual Student Art Exhibition by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool Exhibition Dates: May 29 – June 2, 2019 Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition featuring artwork by the current students of the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. Taking […]

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The N Dub Film Club Screening – Monday May 27th – Massey Theatre – 5:00-6:30pm

May 10, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster along with the Massey Theatre Society, New West Film Fest, and the N Dub Film Club is proud to present: The N Dub Film Club Screening on Monday May 27th from 5:00-6:30pm on the big screen at the Massey Theatre. Screening a series of short films created during the […]

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Wild Rose – Monday, May 27

May 3, 2019

(Drama. Music)1hr 40 Director:  Tom HarperWriters: Nicole TaylorStars: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Craig Parkinson When: Monday, May 27, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:   Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming […]

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The N Dub Film Club Screening – May 27, 2019 – Massey Theatre

April 30, 2019

The N Dub Film Club, Massey Theatrem and the Arts Council of New Westminster present: The N Dub Film Club Screening May 27, 2019Massey Theatre5:00pm – 6:30pmFree! Join us for a screening of works created by students of the N Dub Film Club from New Westminster Secondary School. Interviews with the film makers will share […]

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Garey Shergill – “The Places We Can’t Remember” – May 1 – 26, 2019

April 25, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “The Places We Can’t Remember” by Garey Shergill Exhibition Dates: May 1 – 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1 , 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 5, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement In his abstract series, “The Places We Can’t Remember,” Shergill explores both the pull and play of […]

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Now Hiring: Outreach Coordinator

April 15, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The ACNW operates a variety of arts programs throughout the community of New Westminster. At each event, the ACNW has a presence through an outreach […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – RiverFest 2019

April 1, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with the Fraser River Discover Centre is now inviting all visual artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for a group exhibition during the opening night of the 2019 edition of RiverFest. The exhibition is to take place on September 18 & 19, 2019 in the rotunda […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS – ACNW Summer Music Program – 2019

April 1, 2019

Call for Musicians Package 2019

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes – Monday, April 27

March 30, 2019

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (Documentary)1hr 23 Director:  Allison ReidWriters: Allison ReidStars: Fred Bercovitch, David Chinchilla, Lisa Clifton-Bumpass When: Monday, April 27, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:   In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into […]

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Hilda Cliffe Scholarship – Supporting the Artists of tomorrow!

March 27, 2019

Every year the Arts Council of New Westminster awards two scholarship/bursary awards through the Hilda Cliffe Scholarship Program. These awards support students furthering their studies in the Arts. Through a partnership with Douglas College Foundation, we award a performing arts student with a scholarship for their studies. Partnering with New Westminster Secondary School, a local […]

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LitFest New West – April 26 & 27, 2019

March 22, 2019
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Lisa-Scarlett Cruji – “The Recollection Experiment” Apr 3 – 28, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “The Recollection Experiment” by Lisa-Scarlett Cruji Exhibition Dates: April 3 – 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. ARTIST STATEMENT Through the marriage of original brief narratives and poetry in the form of haiku and tanka, and vintage […]

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Puzzle – Monday, March 25, 2019

March 4, 2019

Puzzle(Drama)1hr43 Director:  Marc TurtletaubWriters: Polly Mann (screenplay by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by) Stars:  Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman  When: Monday, March 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away […]

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Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok – Elements & Arraygraphy – March 6 – 31, 2019

February 22, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Elements & Arraygraphy” by Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok Exhibition Dates: March 6 – 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Arthur Babiarz  Arraygraphy is Arthur’s bona fide creation. These poly-form compositions resemble concertos of shape, […]

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2019 ACNW Community Engagement Survey

February 10, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster requests your feedback! Please take ten minutes to fill out our Community Engagement Survey. Your answers will assist the ACNW in enhancing the delivery of programming and serving our community. Click here for the survey The survey will be open for your feedback until February 28, 2019

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I Am Not Your Negro – Monday, February 25, 2019

February 2, 2019

I Am Not Your Negro(Documentary)1hr 33 Director:  Raoul PeckWriters: James Baldwin, Raoul PeckStars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King When: Monday, February 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter […]

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Now Hiring – Summer Promotions Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 1, 2019

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Now Hiring: Music Program Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 1, 2019

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Remembering Tony Antonias

January 27, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster wishes to acknowledge the passing of Tony Antonias this past Friday. Recognized as a Honorary Life Member of the ACNW, Tony was known for composing the $1.49 Day Woodwards jingle and being a tireless advocate for the Arts in New Westminster. Thank you Tony for all you gave our […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – Hyack Festival Association – Float Workshops

January 25, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Hyack Festival Association want to make a Better Community through hands-on, artist-led neighbourhood workshops where neighbours come together to create, design and build community floats (moving stage with “actors”) to showcase in the yearly Hyack International Parade in New Westminster. The workshops, suitable for all ages and skill […]

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The Gallery in the Park Auction – February 22, 2019

January 15, 2019

Katrina Hilliard proudly presents the Gallery in the Park Auction. This fundraiser promotes both local and international artists through two silent auctions and one live auction. With a cash-bar onsite, your evening will be paired with live music, free appetizers and the atmosphere that comes with an art gallery in the regal Queen’s Park.  Artists […]

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Elsa Chesnel – “Lines of Thoughts” – Feb 6 – 24, 2019

January 11, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Lines of Thoughts” by Elsa Chesnel Exhibition Dates: Feb 6 – 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, Feb 10, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Elsa Chesnel has always been seduced by charcoal, by the black mess engulfing her as the drawings emerge. With charcoal as her preferred medium, […]

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ACNW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE 2019

January 4, 2019

Dear Member, Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership will […]

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Tea With The Dames – Monday, January 28

December 5, 2018

Tea With The Dames    (Documentary) 1hr 24 Director: Roger Michell Stars: Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith When: Monday, January 28, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019

November 30, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: Dec 5, 2018 – January 27th, 2019. Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists and patrons that have been connected to the Arts Council over the past fifty years. […]

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Leave No Trace – Monday, November 19 **not Nov. 26**

November 2, 2018

Leave No Trace  (Drama) 1hr 49 Writer: Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) Director: Debra Granik Stars:  Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard When: Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: A father and daughter live […]

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Gallery/ArtsToGo

October 29, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster has immediate need for volunteers to assist with ACNW programming.  Exhibition Installation Crew Last Sunday of each month 4:00pm to 7:00pm ArtsToGo Workshop Assistant First Sunday of the Month at Royal City Centre   12:00pm to 3:00pm For more information and to apply, please send a simplified resume to info@acnw.ca

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David Pacholko – “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” – Nov 7 – 25th, 2018.

October 24, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” by David Pacholko Exhibition Dates: Nov 7 – 25th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 7, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, November 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Each work represents a specific moment, simplified and combined with David Pacholko’s love of colour, it re-captures a fleeting moment, vista […]

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Coffee C’Art – Visioning Session – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – November 14, 2018

October 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to: “Coffee C’Art: Social Enterprise – Visioning Sessions” The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 Doors: 6:30pm Event: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Free Admission. Please RSVP here The concept of the Coffee C’Art project is to build and operate a mobile espresso cart, which will be […]

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AGM NOTICE 2018

October 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2018 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 25th 2018. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our Annual Arts Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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The Children Act – Monday, October 29

September 26, 2018

The Children Act   (Drama)    1hr 45min Writer: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by) Director: Richard Eyre Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin  When: Monday, October 29, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: In […]

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Seth MacBeth – “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” – Oct 3 – 28th, 2018.

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” by Seth MacBeth Exhibition Dates: Oct 3 – 28th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 3, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Seth Macbeth is interested in how creativity speaks a language all its own. […]

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Arts Vote New West – All Candidates Meetings

September 10, 2018
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Meditation Park – Monday, September 24

September 4, 2018

Meditation Park  (Comedy, Drama)    1hr 34min Writer: Mina Shum Director: Mina Shum Stars:  Pei-Pei Cheng, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh  When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: Devoted wife and mother, 60-year-old Maria Wang’s […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

August 31, 2018

Media Release August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release  International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual […]

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Suzanne Laird – “Shift” – September 5 – 29, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Shift” by Suzanne Laird UPDATE: The exhibition will be closed on Sunday, September 30th due to an exhibition change-over. Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, September 16, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Suzanne Laird’s intention in this body of work is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings

August 23, 2018

Media Release August 23, 2018 For Immediate Release  Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be hosting two All-Candidates meetings at the Centennial Lodge in September 2018. With a focus on the arts, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with […]

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Canada Day 2018 Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 26, 2018

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2018. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park”. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting together such […]

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Lex Ireton – “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” – August 1-26, 2018

July 25, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” by Lex Ireton Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 26, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, August 12, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Lex Ireton’s glass work is heavily process oriented, where she explores her love of connecting with the material hands […]

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Tony Durke – “Realpolitik” – July 1-29, 2018

June 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Realpolitik” by Tony Durke Exhibition Dates: July  1 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Art, in its many forms, challenges us to think about our world in new ways, sometimes engaging, sometimes enraging. These days it feels as if […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2019

June 21, 2018

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK EXHIBITION APPLICATION PACKAGE CALL FOR ARTISTS 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions […]

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Call for Board of Directors 2018

June 18, 2018

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Announcing the lineup for Music By The River 2018!

June 15, 2018

July 5 – Raincity Blue July 12 – wax cowboy July 19 – The Burying Ground July 26 – Early Spirit August 2 – Sweetz August 9 – Francis Henson From 6pm to 8pm each night, at the Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn! Enjoy New West’s own beer and wine from the Eats at the Pier Concession! Bring your friends and […]

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Praxis – June 20, 2018

June 1, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 6-28, 2018

May 27, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Our Journey to Here” by NWSS Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 6 – 28, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2018 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for our FIRST Grad Show. The […]

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ACNW Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 Community Engagement Survey and Session

May 25, 2018

The draft ACNW Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is ready! The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Our overarching goals were to become relevant in the city and to bring community together through the arts. We were especially proud to have our successes […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition – “The Kindness CONNECTION” – May 23-27, 2018

May 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Kindness CONNECTION” by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork […]

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The Leisure Seeker – Monday, May 28

May 3, 2018

The Leisure Seeker     (Adventure, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 52min Writer:  Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay) Director: Paolo Virzì Stars:  Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay When: Monday, May 28, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film stars Academy […]

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Praxis – May 16, 2018

May 2, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Register Here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Hailey Connor as the 2018 recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Hailey is studying as an actor in the performing arts department at Douglas College. We are excited for Hailey’s future as an actor and look forward to her sharing her […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS – ACNW Summer Music Program – 2018

April 30, 2018

Thank you for your interest in our 2018 Summer Music Program. Our Call for Musicians is now closed

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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 26, 2018

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes outside of the Centennial Lodge and inside the park! All styles of photographs and editing are welcome (black & white, macro, portraits, landscapes, manipulated, selfies […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Diane Roy – “Allegory of our Seas II” – May 2-20, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Allegory of our Seas II” by Diane Roy Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 20, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 6, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The striking beauty of landscapes and oceans has always fascinated fibre artist Diane Roy. Roy uses a variety of knots, bends, weaving and […]

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The Florida Project – Monday, April 30

March 27, 2018

The Florida Project     (Drama)    1hr 51min Writer:  Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Director:  Sean Baker Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe  When: Monday, April 30, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The Florida Project […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming […]

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Dennis Greer – “Sea-to-Sky” – March 28-April 29, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Sea-to-Sky” by Dennis Greer Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Dennis Greer’s solo exhibition Sea-to-Sky. The expansiveness and quiet energy […]

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Call for Committee Members – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

March 21, 2018

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its sub-committees. These committees plan, develop, and facilitate arts activities that engage the public, spark dialogue, and encourage collaboration. Committee members create connections and community through The Gallery at Queen’s Park program. The Visual […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – March 21, 2018

March 6, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $1-7 Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something new to our community. An all ages all level movement journey with a twist! Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space. Jenni will be leading you through […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Performing Arts Committee has identified the need for a one-day summer performing arts festival to take place in Queens Park Concert Bowl on August 11, 2018.  This dynamic, entertaining, new summer event will feature a variety of local performing arts groups and performers, engaging the community with vibrant […]

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Iris Mes-Low – “Eulogy on the Family Home” – March 7–25, 2018

February 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Eulogy on the Family Home” by Iris Mes-Low Exhibition Dates: March 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Iris Mes-Low’s solo exhibition Eulogy on the Family […]

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Now Hiring: New West Cultural Crawl Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 15, 2018

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be […]

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Manuel Axel Strain – “Mutations” – February 7–25, 2018

January 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mutations” by Manuel Axel Strain Exhibition Dates: February 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Manuel Axel Strain’s solo exhibition Mutations. Mutations is an on-going self reflective practise in […]

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You are Inviting! ACNW Strategic Planning 2018

January 12, 2018

Please REGISTER for any of the five events happening throughout New Westminster: Register at https://acnwcommunityroundtables.eventbrite.com Can’t make it in person? Please fill out our online survey here

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Photos from #ACNW50 – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Nov 26 2017

November 26, 2017
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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2018

November 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Winter Holiday Hours: The Gallery will be closed December 16, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists […]

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ACNW50 recognition by MLA Judy Darcy

November 22, 2017

(L to R) ACNW Executive Director Stephen O’Shea; ACNW President Leanne Ewen; Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, MLA for New Westminster   Artwork featured in the above image by:

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ACNW50 recognition by MP Peter Julian

November 21, 2017
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ACNW50 Presentation and City of New Westminster Proclamation

November 7, 2017

  Arts Council of New Westminster President Leanne Ewen and Executive Director Stephen O’Shea gave a presentation to Mayor Cote and Council on November 6th, 2017 at New Westminster City Hall. The presentation highlighted the successes of the Arts Council of New Westminster in 2017. At the end of the presentation, Mayor Cote read a […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 25, 2017

Come help us celebrate the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary! Yes, that’s right, the Arts Council has been a part of New Westminster for 50 years. To celebrate this milestone, we want to gather as many people as we can who have been involved with the Arts Council over the years to chat, share stories and […]

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ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – Joseph Plaskett – Nov 1-26, 2017

October 25, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition” A selection of Joseph Plaskett’s work, on loan from the Collection of the New Westminster Public Library Exhibition Dates: November 1-26, 2017 Gallery Hours: Wed 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun 1-5pm Celebration Reception: Sunday, November 26, 2:30-5pm RSVP here Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park […]

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Winter Harp – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Nov 29, 2017 – By Donation

October 25, 2017

Winter Harp is giving an exclusive one-hour concert in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.  This is the most intimate Winter Harp concert you will ever attend. You’ll be treated to heart-warming carols performed by singers with harps, cello, violin, flute, piccolo, percussion and medieval instruments. Come see the instruments […]

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AGM NOTICE 2017

October 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2017 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 26th 2017. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Click here to RSVP Please share this invitation with others, as the […]

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ACNW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE

October 1, 2017

Dear Member,   Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership […]

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Call for Submissions: “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition

October 1, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and New West Hospice Society at Anvil Centre Community Art Space The Arts Council of New Westminster and the New West Hospice Society have partnered to present an exhibition that aims to normalize conversations and messages about dying, […]

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“Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” – October 4-29, 2017

September 19, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” Exhibition Dates: October 4-29, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The Volunteers at […]

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Sing-A-Long Grease – Oct 19, 2017

August 25, 2017
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Feast on the Fraser – Sept 25 2017 – Taste of Sri Lanka Gallery Long Table

August 24, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Emerald Culinary & Catering Club present The Taste of Sri Lanka! This exciting long table dinner includes an innovative sampling of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. This exclusive dinner wil take place in the recently refurbished ‘The Gallery at Queen’s Park’ amidst works from talented local artist Tajah Olsen. […]

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New West Artists – Art Squared – August 30 to Sept 4, 2017

August 24, 2017

New West Artists and Arts Council New Westminster presents Art Squared Exhibition and Sale Located at The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Queen’s Park, New Westminster OPENING RECEPTION: THURS August 31, 2017 Free to attend. Light Refreshments. Meet and Greet with Artists. Exhibition Hours: August 30th – 1pm-8pm August 31st – 1pm-9pm September 1st – 1pm-5pm […]

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Tajah Olson – “My Face My Canvas” – September 6–30, 2017

August 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “My Face My Canvas” by Tajah Olson Exhibition Dates: September 6–30, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Tajah Olson’s solo-exhibition, My Face My Canvas. Olson’s artistic practice is based in […]

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The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Call for Artists 2018

August 10, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is now inviting artists to submit applications for solo or duo exhibitions during the 2018 calendar year. The ACNW operates a picturesque gallery in Queen’s Park known as The Gallery at Queen’s Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists in exhibitions which […]

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It’s A Queer Life: Pride Arts Celebration – August 14th at Centennial Lodge

August 5, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Youth for a Change presents: It’s a Queer Life: Pride Arts Celebration a part of New West Pride week August 14, 2017 Centennial Lodge 6-9pm Join us for an art exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists and readings beginning at 8pm.

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