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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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Royal Flush: Let’s go all in for the Arts! Fundraiser – February 23 2016

January 29, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Royal Flush: Let’s go all in for the Arts! Fundraiser MATCH Eatery & Public House 350 Gifford Street New Westminster, BC February 23rd 2016 6pm – 10pm Tickets go on sale February 8 2016, get your tickets below: Powered by Eventbrite

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Robert Fee – “Happenstance” – Feb 3 to 28

January 12, 2016

The Arts Council presents “Happenstance” by New Westminster artist Robert Fee February 3 to 28 1 to 8pm Wednesday, 1 to 5pm Thursday – Sunday Opening Reception: Wednesday February 3, 6 – 8pm www.robertfee.com/ Concerts In the gallery, Rob will be performing three Sunday Concerts on saxophone with the following jazz artists: February 7: Jodi Proznick: 2-3pm February […]

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New Westminster Cultural Roundtable – February 10 2016

January 8, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present: New Westminster Cultural Roundtable When: February 10 2016 Where: The Gallery at Queen’s Park, Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park Time: 7pm – 8:30pm Cost: FREE, pre-registration required The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to debut the new Westminster Cultural Roundtable in 2016 in partnership […]

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE 2016

January 6, 2016

Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. January is the month when memberships in the ACNW are due for renewal. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Membership is valid for the 2016 calendar year. Click here to print […]

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2016 Gallery Hours

January 1, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster has changed the operating hours of The Gallery at Queen’s Park in 2016. The new gallery hours will be as follows: Wednesday: 1pm – 8pm Thursday: 1pm – 5pm Friday: 1pm – 5pm Saturday: 1pm – 5pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm Monday/Tuesday: Closed The Gallery is no longer open […]

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Learning to Drive – Monday Movie Jan 25

January 1, 2016

Learning to Drive (Comedy, Drama, Romance; 90 min) Director: Isabel Coixet Writer: Sarah Kernochan Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer When: Monday January 26 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with […]

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LitFest NewWest 2016 – Call for Workshops Proposals

December 14, 2015

Call for Workshop Proposals Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2016 We are seeking proposals for exciting interactive workshops for LitFest NewWest 2016, an annual literary arts festival presented by The Arts Council of New Westminster, Royal City Literary Arts Society, New Westminster Public Library and Douglas College. Workshops will be selected by a jury comprised […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 14 – January 31

December 14, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents “ACNW Permanent Collection” by Various Artists December 14 to January 31 Viewing is available by appointment only To book an appointment, please email us here or  all 604 525 3244

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Satellite Gallery – Uptown New Westminster Vancity Community Branch

December 11, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce we have officially begun administering the Vancity Community Branch Community Arts Space in Uptown New Westminster. Exhibitions feature New Westminster artists  and/or Vancity members. Exhibitions will change every 2 month. The current featured artist is Gillian Wright. Her work will be on display from December […]

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ArtsToGo – Call for Artists

December 3, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is immensely excited to announce a call for artists to help deliver our ArtsToGo programs to kids and youth. As a long standing community organization, the ACNW is dedicated to fostering, supporting and promoting cultural education, encouraging artistic exploration, and infusing creative spirit. We are currently seeking fresh, […]

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Lifetime Membership Recipient – Andrée St Martin & Rick Carswell

November 24, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce: Andrée St Martin and Rick Carswell have been awarded Lifetime Membership at our AGM on November 22nd 2015. Since 1967 only six have been awarded. The recipients are well known in the arts community of New Westminster and are iconic figures in the arts. Honourary […]

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ACNW Member Reports 2015

November 21, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present a collection of yearly reports from our group members. These documents were submitted for our AGM and included as an information package for the state of the arts in the community of New Westminster. Please click on the below links to read about all the […]

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Call For Artists – New Westminster Santa Claus Parade

November 20, 2015

Call for Artists! City of New Westminster Santa Claus Parade December 5 2016 The Arts Council of New Westminster is putting a call for artists of all disciplines in New Westminster to come march with us in the City of New Westminster’s Santa Clause Parade on Saturday December 5th at 11am.  We want to gather […]

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New Westminster Cultural Roundtable – Nov 22 2015

November 13, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts presents: New Westminster Cultural Roundtable Location: Centennial Lodge Date: November 22nd, 2015 Time: 2pm – 3pm The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to début the New Westminster Cultural Roundtable at our 2015 Annual General Meeting.  This series will be a […]

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What We Did On Our Holiday – Monday Movie Nov 30

November 1, 2015

What We Did on Our Holiday (Comedy, Drama; 95 min) Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter When: Monday November 30 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: Adults $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door, CASH ONLY} Review: Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. […]

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Pepe Hidalgo – “Brushstrokes in History / Pinceladas en la Historia” – Nov 10 to Dec 13

October 30, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Brushstrokes in History / Pinceladas en la Historia” by New Westminster artist Pepe Hidalgo November 10 to December 13 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday November 15, 2-4pm Artist Statement Standing in front of each painting I encounter a moment in time created within the world depicted on the […]

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NOW HIRING – Lit Fest New West – Literary Festival Manager

October 27, 2015

Job Information: Literary Festival Manager (Part-time; Contract) About LitFest NewWest LitFest NewWest is an annual literary festival presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW). Our vision is to bring the community together through the literary arts, with author, poet and songwriter readings, writing workshops, master classes, panel discussions and more. Launched in 2011, the […]

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Community Engagement Night – October 22 2015 – 7pm

October 14, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to: Community Engagement Night Date: October 22nd Time: 7pm to 8pm Location: The Gallery at Queen’s Park “Tell us what you think! Comment on the draft of our Strategic Plan!” Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park on October 22nd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for our […]

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Momentum Youth Festival – October 23/24/25

October 2, 2015

Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and produced by Massey Theatre, Momentum Youth Arts Festival is programmed, organized and driven by youth. The Momentum Youth Panel consists of seven youth from New Westminster steering the arts programming for the festival. Momentum Youth Arts Movement aims to celebrate and promote youth artists by giving them […]

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Adam Gibbs – “Land of Light” – Oct 13 to Nov 6

October 1, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Land of Light” by artist Adam Gibbs October 13 to November 6 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday October 18, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Tuesday October 27, 7-8pm Artist Statement Photography has taken me to some wonderful locations throughout British Columbia and beyond. During these travels I’ve had some exceptional […]

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I’ll See You in My Dreams – Monday Movie Oct 26

October 1, 2015

I’ll See You in My Dreams (Comedy, Drama; 92 min) Director: Brett Haley Writer: Marc Basch, Brett Haley Stars:Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott When: Monday October 26 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: Adults $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door; CASH ONLY} Review: A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin […]

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Artists in the Boro Pop Up Exhibition – Across the River – Oct 10 & 11

September 23, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Pop up exhibition in partnership with Artists in the Boro: “Across the River” Watercolours, Acrylics, Photographs, Textiles, Ceramics October 10th and 11th 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday October 11th, 1-4pm Artist Statement The Artists in the Boro group had its first meeting in January 2011 […]

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FEAST ON THE FRASER – PALATES AND PAINT – SEPTEMBER 30TH

September 20, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with 100 Braid St Studios & Pacific Breeze Winery present: FEAST ON THE FRASER: Palates and Paint September 30th at 100 Braid St Studios Tickets here Proceeds from this event go to support The Arts Council of New Westminster    

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AGM 2015 NOTICE

September 20, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 22nd 2015. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 2 – 5 pm Agenda 2014 AGM Minutes Special speaker: Kevin Dale McKeown, Director of Community Engagement for BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. Kevin will be speaking on his experience of facilitating […]

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Book Launch – David E Burnell

September 15, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to join David E. Burnell as he launches his next book In Moonlight’s Shadow Saturday, October 3rd, 2:0 – 4pm at The Gallery at Queen’s Park In Moonlight’s Shadow, is David’s latest book. In the same vein as A Nightingale Sang, it is the story of a young Canadian pilot […]

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Bill Edmonds – “Catfish: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation” – September 15 to October 7

September 3, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Catfish: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation” by artist Bill Edmonds September 15 to October 7 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday September 20, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Sunday September 27, 2-4pm (a part of Culture Days) Artist Statement My current body of work questions anonymity and the release of personal information. […]

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Boy Choir – Monday Movie Sept 28

September 1, 2015

Boy Choir (Drama; 103 min) Director: François Girard Writer: Ben Ripley Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale, Josh Lucas When: Monday September 28 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: Adults $10 – Seniors/Students $8 {at the door, CASH ONLY} Review: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a […]

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Upcoming – Last Monday at the Movies

August 31, 2015

Summer is almost gone, sad to say. The good news is that our new Monday at the Movies season is here. And we have some interesting movies lined up. Mark your calendar for the following: September 28th – Boy Choir October 26th – I’ll See You in My Dreams November 30th – What We Did […]

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New West Artists Pop Up Exhibition – Potpourri – Sept 12 & 13

August 27, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Our very first pop up exhibition in partnership with New West Artists: “Potpourri” Watercolours, Acrylics, Photographs, Collages, Cards September 12th and 13th 1pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday September 12th, 2-4pm Artist Statement Through connection, education, and promotion, this local non-profit society inspires, encourages, and celebrates […]

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NOW HIRING – ARTISAN FAIR COORDINATOR

August 8, 2015

The Arts Council seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as Artisan Fair Coordinator for our Artisans at River Market program. Artisans at River Market is an Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) program at New Westminster’s River Market which celebrates the promotion of local artists. There are two weekend Artisans Fairs every month […]

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Century House Artists Group Exhibition – Aug 18 to Sept 11

August 7, 2015

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents “Century House Artists Group Exhibition” Various Media August 18th to September 11th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday August 23rd, 2-4pm Artist Statement Century House Organization is a seniors’ activity center which includes; arts, cards, games, dance, exercise, health, music, crafts, quilting, pottery, and more!  […]

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Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival – August 22nd 2015

August 6, 2015

Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present two tents of buskers at the Downtown New Westminster‘s Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival on August 22nd.  Buskers 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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Cognitive Drawing Workshop – August 26

July 30, 2015

Join us on August 26th from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at the Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park for a workshop by Robert Wilson. COGNITIVE DRAWING: Drawing as Thinking for Older Adults Develop your drawing skills while supporting your mind/brain plasticity – learn about the cognitive and social benefits of drawing on a regular basis while engaging with others […]

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New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2015

July 29, 2015

August 8 & 9, 2015 marks the launch of New Westminster’s 12th Annual Cultural Crawl, with a two day city-wide Arts & Cultural experience. Meet local artists and artisans, discover our heritage, and prepare to be delighted by our unique cultural footprint. Join us in our Gallery from 1pm to 5pm for the New Westminster […]

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Starlight Casino donation to the Arts Council of New Westminster

July 6, 2015

(From left) Rowland England, General Manager, Starlight Casino presents $2000 to Stephen O’Shea, Executive Director and Leanne Ewen, President of the Arts Council of New Westminster, in support of the great work the Arts Council of New Westminster continues to provide the community of New Westminster. We extend a sincere thank you to the Starlight […]

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Call for Artists 2016

June 22, 2015

The Arts Council is now inviting artists to submit applications for group or solo exhibitions during the 2016 calendar year. The Arts Council operates a picturesque Gallery in Queens Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists in exhibitions which change monthly. If you are an artist and are […]

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Quest New West Pop-up Exhibition June 21 2015 1 – 5pm

June 13, 2015

Arts Council of New Westminster Presents: Quest New West Pop-up Exhibition Sunday June 21th 2015 – 1pm to 5pm Montague and Studio Gallery at Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park On June 7 2015, we had over 110 participants come through our Gallery and each and every one of them painted their own rendition of the […]

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Lori Pappajohn – “Mermaids are Real” – June 23 to July 19

June 11, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Mermaids are Real” by artist Lori Pappajohn June 23st to July 19th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Sunday June 28th, 2-4pm Canada Day Celebration – Wednesday July 1st, 1pm – 5pm www.loripappajohn.com Artist Statement There is a world between worlds — a place you glimpse from the corner […]

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet – Monday Movie June 29

May 31, 2015

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Action, Adventure, Drama; 105 min) Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter When: Monday June 29 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his […]

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BUSKERS WANTED!

May 21, 2015
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Jeff Wilson – “Up Close” – May 26 to June 21

May 10, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Up Close” by artist Jeff Wilson May 26th  – June 21st 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Opening Reception: Saturday May 30, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Saturday June 6 www.jeffwilsonart.org  Artist Statement I am a Scottish-Canadian realist acrylic painter, based in Vancouver, BC. I work within the Scottish tradition of Realist painting […]

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WE WON! ACNW wins ONEPrize Grant!

May 8, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been voted by ONE Members to receive a ONE Prize grant!  Our “Music by the River” grant has been awarded $2000!!!  Check this link for more information! A special Thank You to all the ONE Members, Donald’s Market and River Market. We loved all the 35 ideas […]

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Mr. Turner – Monday Movie May 25

May 6, 2015

Mr Turner (Biography, Drama, History; 150 min) Director: Mike Leigh Writer: Mike Leigh Stars: Timothy Spall When: Monday May 25 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review: An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life. Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great […]

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LitFest New West 2015 Survey

May 4, 2015

Thank you to all those who attended LitFest New West 2015.  We are asking anyone who attended to please fill out this survey so that we can improve LitFest for years to come! We want to hear from you.  Click here for the survey.

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Don Smith – “Pencil, Paint and Passion” April 28 – May 23

April 14, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Pencil, Paint and Passion” by artist Don Smith April 28th – May 23rd 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Artist Philosophy Perhaps my first and most important objective is to capture, artistically, the “unique”, visual experience that drew me to a particular subject, whatever it happens to be. It is my […]

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LitFest 2015 Poster

April 8, 2015
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The Imitation Game – Monday Movie April 27

April 7, 2015

The Imitation Game (Biography, Drama, Thriller; 114 min) Director: Morten Tyldum Writer: Graham Moore Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley When: Monday Apr 27 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review: During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Based on the real life story of […]

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Call for Artists – New West Pride Partnership

April 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, March 27, 2015 The Arts Council of New Westminster is now inviting LGBTQ artists to submit applications for a group exhibition in conjunction with New Westminster Pride Week. The Arts Council operates a picturesque Gallery in Queens Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging […]

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Ximeng Guo – “Tree”, Mar 31 – Apr 26

March 16, 2015

The Arts Council presents “Tree” by artist Ximeng Guo. March 31st to April 26th 1 to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday Artist Philosophy My interest has been focused on a nature-based environment, sometimes spotted with traces of humans’ co-existence or ever-presence. I am fascinated with the primitive vigor in nature, its inner-disciplines behind the appearance of a multi-layered […]

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Grace of Monaco – Monday Movie March 30

March 6, 2015

Grace of Monaco (Drama, biography 103 min) Director: Olivier Dahan Writer: Arash Amel (screenplay) Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern When: Monday Mar 30 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century. GRACE OF MONACO is an intimate snapshot […]

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Touch the Sky – May 30 & 31

March 5, 2015

We all search for happiness. Find it at Massey Theatre in the music of Touch the Sky, the Maple Leaf Singers’ upbeat tribute to happiness, freedom, and the exuberance of life. On May 30 and 31, wrap yourself in music that sets your heart soaring above Vancouver clouds! Remember the fun of Elton John’s Crocodile Rock and The Lion King. Find your […]

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Introducing our new Executive Director

March 3, 2015

  The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that our Board of Directors have hired Stephen O’Shea as our new Executive Director. Stephen is a professional musician, an advocate for the arts, passionate, visionary and committed.  We are thrilled with our choice and what he will bring to our organization.  He is […]

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My Old Lady – Monday Movie Feb 23

February 8, 2015

My Old Lady (Comedy 107 min) Director: Israel Horovitz Writers:  Israel Horovitz (screenplay), Israel Horovitz (play) Stars: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith When: Monday Feb 23 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But […]

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LitFest 2015 Workshops

February 5, 2015

Call for Workshop Proposals Deadline for submissions: February 21, 2015 On behalf of the Arts Council of New Westminster, Royal City Literary Arts Society is seeking proposals for exciting interactive workshops for LitFest New West 2015. The twelve selected workshops will be scheduled into one hour slots between 11am and 4pm on April 25 at […]

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Exciting Movie Line-up

January 21, 2015

It’s a new year and we will start it off with an exciting line-up of Monday at the Movies. Of course for this coming Monday it is Trip to Italy! But after that we have: February –  My Old Lady (Director, Israel Horovitz and actors Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith An American inherits an apartment […]

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Call for Artists 2015

December 29, 2014

The Arts Council is now inviting artists to submit applications for the 2015/2016 exhibition season. The Arts Council operates a picturesque Gallery in Queens Park, which features a wide range of visual arts by local and emerging artists in exhibitions which change monthly. The applications will also be considered for our Satellite Galleries. If you are […]

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