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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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Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco – “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” – August 2–27, 2017

July 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Ashes & Paint: Abstraction in Contemporary Ceramics and Painting” by Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco Exhibition Dates: August 2–27, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement Both Dorothy Doherty and Frank Turco use intuition as a guiding […]

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Canada Day Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 18, 2017

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2017. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park” Grant program. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting […]

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Free Arts Workshop at The Gallery at Queen’s Park – June 24, 2017

June 18, 2017

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Music By The River set to return to Pier Park in July

June 15, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: June 15, 2017 New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is thrilled to be partnering with Alex Jopson (of City to Suburb Real Estate Group) and the City of New Westminster to bring back the Music By The River concert series and arts festival to the award-winning Westminster Pier Park […]

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New West Photography Club – “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” July 1–July 30, 2017

June 14, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “This City, Our Way: New West through the Lens” by New West Photography Club   Exhibition Dates: July 1–July 30, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 5,  6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The “Royal City” has it all: new and old, modern innovation […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: New West Cultural Crawl 2017

May 17, 2017
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Barbara Webb – “Nature of Layers” – May 31–June 25, 2017

May 17, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Nature Of Layers” by New Westminster artist Barbara Webb Exhibition Dates: May 31–June 25, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 31, 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 New Westminster artist Barbara Webb. Barbara Webb’s paintings are aesthetic translations […]

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Starlight Casino donation to The Arts Council of New Westminster

May 16, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster is thrilled to announce a $1,289.83 donation from the GatewayGIVES program from the Starlight Casino of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. We are overwhelmed by the donation and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. Through this donation, the Starlight Casino will be supporting the New West Cultural Crawl later […]

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Queen’s Park Preschool – “Mother Earth. Father Sky” – May 27-28, 2017

May 16, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mother Earth. Father Sky” by The Queen’s Park Preschool Exhibition Dates: May 27–28, 2017.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork by the current students of QPPS, highlighting our city’s future […]

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Call for Participants: Speak-in Speak-out!

May 16, 2017

The City of New Westminster, in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, and with funding provided by the Canada 150 Fund and a Shaw Canada 150 Initiative grant, has a fantastic opportunity for Aboriginal and Newcomer youth, aged 13 to 21, to participate in a free 2-day workshop! Share stories, explore issues that […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Buskers Wanted 2017

May 10, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster coordinates busking style performances throughout New Westminster through various programs and events. 2017 will see the return of this program! We are seeking submissions of small musical acts including solos, duos, and full band performances. All genres of music will be considered. Performances will take place Thursdays through Sundays, […]

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2017 ACNW Community Engagement Survey

May 1, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to take our community engagement survey. Please let us know of your experiences with the ACNW and how we can improve in the future. Survey can be taken online here.

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Debra McKenzie – “Playing With Nature” – May 3–21, 2017

April 18, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Playing With Nature” by New Westminster artist Debra McKenzie Exhibition Dates: May 3–21, 2017. Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present […]

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Live Drawing with Fiona Tang

April 18, 2017

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a live drawing with Fiona Tang. The drawing sessions will take place during the weekends, starting April 22nd and 23rd, and continue on April 29th and 30th.   The creatures of Fiona Tang’s solo exhibition, “Charcoal Gone Wild”, aim to minimize the distance between humans and animals, highlighting the viewer’s relationship to […]

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Analog Pop-Up Vinyl Shop April 22nd, 2017

April 10, 2017

Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop returns to New West on Record Store Day On Saturday, April 22nd from 2-5pm, indie and electronic record labels from across Metro Vancouver will descend upon New Westminster for a day of live music, beer, food and of course crate digging. First launched by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in […]

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River As Home

March 30, 2017

River as Home City of New Westminster Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 at 4pm PST Budget: $4000.00 Background 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. This offers a chance to reflect on Canada’s history, look to the future, and embark on an exciting new chapter for the country. Many activities are being planned […]

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Denial – Monday, April 24, 2017

March 28, 2017

Denial    (Biography, Drama)  1hr 49 mins Writer: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (based on the book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier” Director: Mick Jackson Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall When: Monday April 24, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance […]

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Royal Flush Fundraiser Results 2017

March 23, 2017

A big THANK YOU to all the folks who came out and attended our Royal Flush: Let’s go all in for the Arts! Fundraiser on Thursday February 23rd, 2017. We are grateful to Match Eatery and Public House at the Starlight Casino for partnering with us on the event and serving their food and drinks. […]

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Fiona Tang – “Charcoal Gone Wild” – April 5-30, 2017

March 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Charcoal Gone Wild” by Richmond artist Fiona Tang Exhibition Dates: April 5-30, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 6-8pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Artist Bio Fiona Tang is a Vancouver-based artist who completed her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art […]

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2017 LitFest New West

March 16, 2017

Celebrated authors, the Pop This! Podcast, LitCafés, storytelling and kids’ programming set for 7th Annual LitFest New West.  New Westminster, BC– Showcasing BC’s vibrant talent, the 7th annual LitFest New West returns with an exciting mix of featured author events, literary cafés, children’s programming, writing workshops, a community exhibition, and a special literary marketplace running March 31 – April 2, 2017 throughout New Westminster. LitFest New West brings together “Readers, Writers, Community” […]

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New West Artists – Surprise Pop Up Show – March 12-26, 2017

March 12, 2017
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Madeleine Thien at Centennial Lodge – March 21, 2017

March 2, 2017

Join internationally-acclaimed Canadian novelist Madeleine Thien for an exclusive, intimate evening conversation about her latest book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:30 – 9:00 Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, New Westminster Madeleine Thien, the featured author, is one of the most celebrated authors of 2016. CBC has declared her “Canada’s newest literary star.” The New […]

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Royal City Farmers Market / BC Farmers Market Association Pop Up Exhibition – “Farmers Markets” – March 4, 2017

February 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents a pop-up group exhibition in partnership with Royal City Farmers Market and the BC Farmers Market Association “Farmers Market” Featuring: Dorothy Doherty, Tannis Hopkins, Seth Macbeth, Valerie Wheater Saturday March 4, 2017 11-3pm at the Royal City Farmer’s Market – Belmont Street, New Westminster PLEASE NOTE: This public […]

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Yue Baoyu – “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” – March 1–26, 2017

February 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Symphony of Multi-visual Elements” by Richmond artist YUE BAOYU Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 26, 2017. Free Admission. Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2-4pm The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. STATEMENT In my paintings, I hold fast to the traditional values and craftsmanship with strict […]

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Now Hiring: Music Program Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 10, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

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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Royal City Literary Arts Society presents “Children’s Chronicles” at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

January 31, 2017

Date: Saturday February 25, 2017 3:30pm – 5pm, Admission is free. Location: The Gallery at Queen’s Park, New Westminster, BC Feature Author: Alan Woo, author of Maggie’s Chopsticks. Description: For children 8-12 years of age Story time, writing and discussion. More info https://rclas.com/recurring/childrens-chronicles/

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The Meddler – Monday, February 27

January 31, 2017

The Meddler   (Comedy) 100 min Director: Lorene Scafaria Writer: Lorene Scafaria Stars:  Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons When: Monday February 27, 2017 – 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: With a […]

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Purpose Secondary Independent School – “On Purpose” – February 1–26,2017

January 20, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “On Purpose” by New Westminster artists from Purpose Secondary Independent School February 1 – 26,2017 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Free Admission. Artists in attendance on the weekends. Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6 – 8pm All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Royal City Farmers Market – Pop Up Exhibition

January 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, January 05, 2017 The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with Royal City Farmers Market is now inviting all visual artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for a group exhibition during the Annual General Meeting and Conference of the 2017 British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets. The exhibition […]

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A very successful Sing a-Long Sound of Music Fundraiser

December 5, 2016

Our sincerest thanks goes out to everyone who made this year’s Sing a-Long Sound of Music fundraiser such a great success. We are proud to partner with Royal City Musical Theatre for this event and we want to thank the Massey Theatre for hosting us. We are grateful to all those who came out, dressed […]

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The Dressmaker – Monday, January 30, 2017

November 29, 2016

The Dressmaker (Drama) 1h 59min Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Writer: Rosalie Ham (novel), P.J. Hogan Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth When: Monday January 30, 2017 – 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 […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017

November 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: ACNW Permanent Collection – Various Artists December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017 Please check the ACNW website for winter Gallery hours. Please note: The Gallery at Queens’ Park will be closed for winter holidays between December 17,2016 until January 3, 2017. The Gallery will reopen January 4, […]

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New Arts Council of New Westminster Logo

November 22, 2016

Say Hello to the NEW Arts Council of New Westminster logo! Designed by Shannon Pawliw of Mighty Sparrow Design

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Winter Harp – November 27, 2016 at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

October 31, 2016

Winter Harp is giving an exclusive one-hour concert in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 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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Frederick Popowich – “Collision 1” – November 2-27,2016

October 30, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Collision 1” by Frederick Popowich November 2 – 27,2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, November 13, 2pm *ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENT Collision is an ongoing project of mine that […]

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AGM NOTICE 2016

October 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 20th 2016. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 2 – 3 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for a wine and cheese social (3pm to 4pm). Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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New West Film Fest 2016 – Oct 20-22, 2016

October 12, 2016

NewWest FilmFest 2016 Thursday, Oct 20th – Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2016 Most films at Landmark Cinema 10, New West unless noted. @newwestfilmfest #NWFF http://newwestfilmfest.ca/ Individual tickets price: $8 individual tickets $5 senior and youth $1 memberships are required Festival Pass is a great value at $35 and includes membership Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016 co-presented by […]

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Steel & Oak Brewing Co. has partnered with the Arts Council of New Westminster to bring Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop to the Royal City!

October 6, 2016

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. has partnered with the Arts Council of New Westminster to bring Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop to the Royal City! On Sunday, October 23rd from 12-4pm, indie record labels from across Metro Vancouver will descend upon Steel & Oak Brewing Co. for a day of live music, beer, food and […]

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Into the Forest – Monday Movie – October 31

September 28, 2016

Into the Forest   (Sci-Fi, Drama; 1 hr 41 min) Director: Patricia Rozema Writer: Patricia Rozema and Jean Hegland Stars: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella When: Monday October 31, 2016 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} […]

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Uptown Unplugged – October 2016

September 25, 2016
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Gurpreet Shergill – “Foreign Gaze: Bollywood Eyes” – October 5 – 30, 2016

September 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Foreign Gaze: Bollywood Eyes” by Gurpreet Shergill October 5 – 30, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 6 – 8pm *ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENT: Within my practice I find it important for the viewer to […]

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RiverFest 2016 – A Living, Working River Art Exhibition – September 23, 2016

September 12, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster and The Fraser River Discovery Centre presents: *click* photos of the fraser + A Living, Working River Art Exhibition Fraser River Discovery Centre Friday, September 23 6:00 – 8:00pm as part of RiverFest New West More info here On Friday, September 23, we invite you to experience the spirit […]

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Uptown Unplugged – September 2016

September 1, 2016
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Krista Hilge – “This is How I Dream” – September 7 – 25, 2016

August 28, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “This is How I Dream” by Krista Hilge September 7 – 25, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6 – 8pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON SATURDAYS* ARTIST STATEMENT: I get my inspiration from simple things which draw on both […]

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Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival – August 20nd 2016

August 15, 2016

Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present three stages of entertainment at the Downtown New Westminster‘s Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival on August 22nd.  Performers will be performing for the duration of the festival so come down, get some food and hear some great music too! Throw some change in the guitar case and […]

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It’s a Queer Age – Pride Arts Celebration – August 8 2016

August 3, 2016

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Cara Bain and Gillian Wright – “As You Are – August 3-28, 2016

August 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “As You Are” by Cara Bain & Gillian Wright August 3 – 28, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON WEEKENDS* ARTIST STATEMENTS GILLIAN WRIGHT All of my figurative and portraiture works have come from weekly sessions of Life Drawing. Doing this […]

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New West Cultural Crawl – August 13 & 14, 2016

August 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster and the Van Dop Gallery presents:

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ROYAL CITY MANOR – ‘Royal City Manor Breaks Barriers Through Art’ – July 27 – 31, 2016

July 15, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Royal City Manor Breaks Barriers through Art” by residents of Royal City Manor July 27 – 31, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 27, 6 – 8pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON THE WEEKEND* EXHIBITION STATEMENT Royal City Manor’s ‘Creative […]

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Uptown Unplugged – July 9 2016

July 11, 2016

Check out these awesome photos from Uptown Unplugged last weekend  

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2016 ACNW Community Engagement Survey

July 8, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to take our community engagement survey.  Please let us know of your experiences with the ACNW and how we can improve in the future.  Survey can be taken online here.

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The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Call for Artists 2017

July 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is now inviting artists to submit applications for solo or duo exhibitions during the 2017 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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Win a Season Pass to Last Monday at the Movies!

June 30, 2016

  We need your help to make the upcoming season of Last Monday at the Movies the best season yet! Let us know what movie genres are your favourite so we can keep them in consideration while picking the next selection of films. Any responses received between July 1st, 2016 at 12:00 am and July […]

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Judy Villett and Terry Aske – “The Heart of the Forest” – July 1–24, 2016

June 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Heart of the Forest” by Judy Villett & Terry Aske July 1 – 24, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday July 6, 6 – 8pm Artists’ Demos: Sunday, July 17th Judy Villett: 1pm Terry Aske: 2pm *ARTISTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE ON […]

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Robert Matza – “Lost Wax and Art in Bronze” – July 1–24, 2016

June 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Lost Wax and Art in Bronze” by Robert Matza July 1 – 24, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday July 6, 6 – 8pm  ARTIST STATEMENT In 1929 my parents celebrated the birth of their 3rd son and christened him Robert Rupert. […]

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Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild – “It’s Our Turn: The Art of the Turned Wooden Form” – June 1 to 26, 2016

May 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “It’s our Turn: The Art of the Turned Wooden Form” by the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild – June 1 – 26, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday June 1, 6 – 8pm Artists’ Demos: Saturday, June 4, 1 – 5pm and Saturday, June […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – RiverFest 2016

May 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, May 24, 2016 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 2016 edition of RiverFest. The exhibition is to take place on […]

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Call for Committee Members

May 1, 2016

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on a programming or governance committees with the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW). 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 arts, promote the […]

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The Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient

May 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Arash Rahmani as the recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Arash is studying as a classical guitarist in the performing arts department at Douglas College. We are excited for Arash’s future as a musician and look forward to presenting his talents to […]

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Starlight Casino donation to The Arts Council of New Westminster

April 26, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is thrilled to announce a $2,059.48 donation from the GatewayGIVES program from the Starlight Casino of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. We are overwhelmed by the donation and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. Through this donation, the Starlight Casino continues to support community in New Westminster. ACNW Vice […]

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Kathleen Forsythe – “HighPower: Unfolding Beauty from Destruction” – May 4 – 29, 2016

April 21, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “HighPower: Unfolding Beauty from Destruction” by artists Kathleen Forsythe May 4 – 29, 2016 Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday May 4, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement: My work has sought to ask the question “Where does Newness come from?” and to […]

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NOW HIRING: Canada Summer Jobs

April 21, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is currently accepting applications for summer employment opportunities (May 9 – August 26) through the Canada Summer Jobs program: Summer Promotions Coordinator New Westminster Cultural Crawl Coordinator Renumeration: $10.45 per hour, 40 hrs per week Please submit resume and cover letter by email to info@artscouncilnewwest.org The application deadline for all […]

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LitFest New West 2016

April 12, 2016
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Call for Committee Members – Canada 150 / ACNW 50

April 1, 2016

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on a committee with the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW). 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 arts, promote the ACNW at public […]

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Curtis Grahauer – “A Dark Shape on the Horizon” – April 6 – 30th, 2016

March 22, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “A Dark Shape on the Horizon” by Vancouver artist Curtis Grahauer April 6 – 30th, 2016 The Studio (basement) of The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement The Anthropocene is the proposed current […]

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Danielle Bobier – “Satellite Fabulations” – April 6 to 30th, 2016

March 22, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Satellite Fabulations: Speculative Topographies in the Anthropocene” by New Westminster artists Danielle Bobier April 6 – 30th, 2016 Main floor of The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday 1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday April 6, 6 – 8pm Artist Statement I am an […]

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Pop-up Exhibition: Garden Gals – “The Glory of the Garden” – March 30th to April 3, 2016

March 17, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Glory of the Garden” Pop-up Exhibition by New Westminster arts group: Garden Gals March 30th – April 3, 2016 Wednesday  1 – 8pm, Thursday – Sunday 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday March 30th, 6-8pm Artist Statement The objective of the Garden Gals is to promote an appreciation of […]

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Photos from New West Artists – Artist Reception – April 2 2016

March 3, 2016
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Remember – Monday Movie Mar 28

March 1, 2016

Remember (Drama, Thriller; 95 min) Director: Atom Egoyan Writer: Benjamin August Stars: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau When: Monday March 30 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in […]

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Royal Flush Fundraiser Results

February 26, 2016

A big THANK YOU to all the folks who came out and attended our Royal Flush: Let’s go all in for the Arts! Fundraiser on Tuesday February 23rd. We are grateful to Match Eatery and Public House at the Starlight Casino for partnering with us on the event and serving their fantastic burgers and beers. […]

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Pecha Kucha New West: Volume 10 – February 27 2016

February 23, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to be a part of presenting: Pecka Kucha New West: Volume 10 February 27 2016 6:30pm – 9:30pm River Market Tickets: $7.50 Click here for tickets For more information about this event: Click here For more information about Pecha Kucha: Click here .

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New West Artists – Art Squared – March 2 to 27

February 15, 2016

The Arts Council presents “Art Squared” by New West Artists March 2 to 27, 2016 1 to 8pm Wednesday, 1 to 5pm Thursday – Sunday Opening Reception: Wednesday March 2, 6 – 8pm www.newwestartists.com Artist Statement New West Artists is an inclusive, non-profit society endeavouring to inspire, encourage, and celebrate visual artists through connection, education, and promotion. New […]

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Rogers Hometown Hockey – February 13/14

February 6, 2016

The City of New Westminster is hosting the Rogers Hometown Hockey event February 13 and 14 in Queen’s Park. As part of this event there will be substantial traffic flow changes within Queen’s Park starting Thursday February 11 until February 14. Please be aware: When entering off 1st Street vehicles will be directed to the right into […]

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Grandma – Monday Movie Feb 29

February 1, 2016

Grandma (Comedy, Drama, Family; 79 min) Director: Paul Weitz Writer: Paul Weitz Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden When: Monday February 29 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman […]

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January 30, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Letters In Writing: Love Letters Where:            The Gallery at Queen’s Park When:             Thursday, February 11 2016, 6:30 – 8:30pm Fee:                 $5, by donation Presented by: Valerie Malla Workshop Synopsis: Writing is a privileged […]

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