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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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The Trip to Italy – Monday Movie Jan 26

December 25, 2014

The Trip To Italy (Comedy 108 min) Director: Michael Winterbottom Writer:  Michael Winterbottom Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner When: Monday Jan 26 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review When London’s Observer commissions Coogan to write a series of restaurant reviews the egotistical  would-be superstar rounds up his cheerful friend Brydon […]

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Arts Council Receives Award

December 6, 2014

Past-president Rick Carswell receives the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Arts Council for our continued support.

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The Album Art Project

December 6, 2014

Album Art Project You have worked hard and been creative. Now your album works of art have gone on display at the Anvil Centre. November 20, 2014 to January 16, 2015 Opening Reception: November 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Anvil Centre Community Art Space 777 Columbia Street See the poster on the right for details. Artists at […]

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Treasure Room Time: December 2 – 20

December 6, 2014

Are you looking for that special gift or one-of-a-kind treasure? Be sure to visit the Arts Council Gallery’s “Treasure Room”, beautiful and original with a touch of class; the best lower mainland artisan’s will be represented here. Choose from a variety of one-of-a-kind hand crafted artisan gifts for that someone special. Join us 1 to […]

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales

December 4, 2014

This is an annual holiday tradition not to be missed! Experience this magical evening with live original music, readings, your favourite carols and Dylan Thomas’ classic tale with Russell Roberts, Colleen Winton, Sayer Roberts, Gower Roberts and Brian Tate. December 22, 2014 7:30 pm Anvil Centre Theatre, New Westminster Click to view/print the poster.

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Artists in the Boro Report

December 1, 2014

The Artists in the Boro is a very active member group. This can be seen in their excellent annual report submitted at our recent AGM. Click here to view/print the report.

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AGM 2014 Notice

November 6, 2014

Please mark your calendars. Our AGM will be on Sunday, November 30. Venue: River Market Food Court Time: 7 – 9 pm Take a moment to view/print these relevant documents for the AGM: Bio and Resume Information for 2014 Nominees Slate 2014 Nominations received: Janice Bannister Pamela Findling Trevor Hargreaves Erin Jeffery Stefanie Swinnard

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Reminder – The Album Art Project

November 4, 2014

Don’t forget the Album Art Project. You still have time to confirm your participation in this fun project! For more information… Plug n Play – album art by David McFarland

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The Railway Man – Monday Movie Nov 24

October 28, 2014

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay), Andy Paterson (screenplay) Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård When: Monday 24 7:30 at Massey Theatre – tickets at the door $9. Review On an afternoon in 1983, Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a quiet, middle-aged radio and railway enthusiast meets bubbly Patti (Nicole Kidman) on a […]

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Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions

October 21, 2014

This is what is coming up for the rest of the year: November 4th to 22nd P. Thomas Wood Struggling Towards Utopia.  . December 4th to 20th The Treasure Room Featuring local Artisans For more information contact Andrée St. Maartin

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Reminder – The Album Art Project

October 16, 2014

What is the Album Art Project all about? How does it work? Well, in brief: Pick up your 12×12 “FAKE ALBUM“ cover at the Arts Council Pick one or more Band and Album names supplied by the Arts Council – 85 to choose from Let your imagination run wild, all media accepted Let us know if you […]

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The Grand Seduction – Monday Movie Oct 27

October 16, 2014

The Grand Seduction Director: Don McKellar Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban Massey Theatre 7:30pm tickets at the door $9. 120 terrible liars seeking one experienced doctor. The Grand Seduction a charming comedy in a jaw-dropping setting. A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. Watch the […]

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Momentum 2014

September 25, 2014

Momentum 2014 is coming soon! Exciting things are being planned for sure. Already we know the headliners will be We Are The City & Good For Grapes!   Connect This is an opportunity for youth musicians to Connect and Share the stage with local bands – but hurry! Applications close October 1st. For more information […]

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Album Art Project – Call for Submissions

September 17, 2014

Based upon the history of album covers of the 21st Century, the art, the conjecture and the memorable moments – to provide artists of various media with an interesting art show format which references the historical idiom of “album art” allowing for creative and modern approaches to the subject. We will launch an art gallery […]

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Early Bird Movie Passes

September 2, 2014

Season passes for 2014/15  are still available for early bird price of $60 until September the 15th. Reservation for the passes can be made by phone (6o4-525-3244) or email and then you can pick up the pass at the September Movie (Our Man in Teheran).

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Upcoming Movies

August 29, 2014

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: Sep 29: Our Man in Tehran Oct 27: The Grand Seduction Nov 24: The Railway Man Note – these titles […]

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Anvil Centre Coming Soon

July 31, 2014

The construction of the Anvil Centre has certainly taxed the patience of motorists and pedestrians downtown for some time. But the disruptions will soon be something of the past and what we are getting, will be worth it. The opening of the Anvil Centre is scheduled for September 14th – Click here to view/download the […]

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Tim’s Vermeer – Monday Movie June 30

June 4, 2014

Tim’s Vermeer  June 30 at 7:30 Massey Theatre Directed by Teller Starring: Tim Jenison, David Hockney Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison’s […]

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Arts Event a Success

May 26, 2014

The Anvil presentation event that the Arts Council hosted on May 21 in Centennial Lodge was a great success. Cayley Dobie of the Royal City Record writes: “A who’s who of the New West art scene along with several school teachers and artisans gathered at Centennial Lodge on Wednesday night to hear how the new […]

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Anvil Centre?

May 12, 2014

The Anvil Centre is going to be a catalyst for cultural and community involvement. That is a bold statement and you are invited to learn all about it. On May 21 we are hosting a special event where you will learn: Overall Parks Culture and Recreation goals Anvil Centre – How it will work – […]

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Philomena – Monday Movie May 26

May 1, 2014

Philomena May 26 at 7:30 Massey Theatre Directed by Stephen Frears Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), along with many other unwed women, was forced by Catholic authorities in 1950s Ireland to give up her child for adoption. After 50 years of searching for her son without any luck, Philomena […]

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Art Squared, Music Framed

April 28, 2014

Experience New West Artist’s exciting Third Annual Exhibit Art Squared featuring one-foot square artworks, and its satellite show Music Framed, music made visual. Over 150 artworks by local talented artists will be on display for you to discover and enjoy. Fall in love and purchase your favorite piece to treasure and take home. Art Squared, […]

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Book Launch: Sophie in Shadow

April 27, 2014

The Arts Council and Thistledown Press invite you to join Eileen Kernaghan as she launches her latest young adult novel Sophie, in Shadow Saturday, May 10, 1:30 – 4pm in our Gallery Chaired by Valerie B-Taylor, President, New West Writers Sophie, in Shadow, set in 1914 India under the Raj, is Eileen Kernaghan’s ninth historical fantasy. […]

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The Invisible Woman – Monday Movie April 28

April 13, 2014

The Invisible Woman April 28th at 7:30 Massey Theatre Directed by Ralph Fiennes with actors: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander Based on Claire Tomalin’s nonfiction book The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens Nelly (Felicity Jones) is  haunted by the past. At 18, she met Charles Dickens […]

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Supporting Education in Arts

April 3, 2014

The Arts Council  contributed to the Douglas College Foundation—this  was a great opportunity as all donations were being matched. So the Arts Council donation of $8,000 designated for our Scholarship funds became $16,000. Each year the Arts Council scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in the Arts at Douglas College.

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Twenty Feet from Stardom – Monday Movie March 31

March 2, 2014

Twenty Feet from Stardom March 31 7:30pm at the Massey Theatre (tickets $9 at the door) The oscar nominated Movie Twenty Feet from Stardom was on Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival and shines the spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the lat 20th century. Twenty Minutes […]

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Upcoming Movies (Feb – May)

January 29, 2014

Note: The schedule has changed since we put this post up (no matter how carefully we try and plan…) We showed our first movie of the new season last night. It was “Before Midnight” – an interesting movie that requires some reflection afterwards. Many of you asked what is coming next. So this is what […]

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Monday Movies Starting Again

January 16, 2014

Good news, our Monday movies are starting again. This month it is Before Midnight – read the review…. We will announce the other movies as the titles are confirmed.

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2014 Selection Committee

January 9, 2014

Our exhibitions are juried. We are pleased to announce the Selection Committee for 2014: Rick Carswell Keith Rice-Jones Angie Au Hemphill Greg Freedman Visit the Exhibition section of the website for more information about the exhibition process and the selection committee.

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What’s On Now?

December 31, 2013

The Gallery is closed for January and necessary clean up.  However, the Office is open, please phone to make an appointment.  We are working on bringing you an exciting exhibit in  February featuring poet laureate Candice James and paintings by Don Portelance. Each painting has an associated poem by Candice. Monday Movies for January, February and March […]

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Pottery Works

December 12, 2013

A Treasure Room is where you discover treasures! And we have treasures a plenty. For example, come and discover a collection of wonderful pottery by Pottery Works – a collective of artists who are overcoming disabilities through their art. Half the fun is browsing and discovering treasures – the other half of the fun is finding that unique gift for someone special! […]

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The First Day of Christmas

December 12, 2013

It’s true, there are not many days left! If you are looking for a gift, remember it is the idea that counts – and we have many unique ideas! You can choose from scarves, jewellery, books, and so much more. So why don’t you come in and browse?

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Stump City Stories – The CD

November 20, 2013

CITY STAGE NEW WEST, New Westminster’s non-profit professional theatre organization, is aiming to raise $3,000 of the approximately $15,000 needed to produce a professional cast recording CD of STUMP CITY STORIES–through Kickstarter, the highly effective, online international crowd source funding platform for creative projects, which is new to Canada this year. This marks New Westminster’s […]

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Fire and Ice

November 15, 2013

JJ Lee is a New Westminster author (nominated for the Governor-General’s in 2011) who is hosting an intimate literary event as a fundraiser on Wednesday night, November 20. He’s bringing in four Canadian novelists to read stories around the theme of Fire and Ice. The authors are: Critically-acclaimed writer Kevin Chong. Giller shortlisted novelist Steven […]

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Monday Movie Reminder

November 11, 2013

This month, come and watch Unfinished Song! For details…

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Arts Council AGM

November 1, 2013

Your presence is requested! AGM Sunday November 10th  2 to 5pm Centennial Lodge  (adjacent to the Arts Council Gallery and Office) Special speaker: Renée Sarojini Saklikar, local poet and author You can win… Plus, you could win a one night stay at The Inn at The Quay! One lucky meeting attendee will win this lovely, […]

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Royal City Gogos 2nd Annual Artisan Crafts for Africa

October 28, 2013

Support this exciting craft fair! Fri. Nov.1 4-8pm Sat. Nov.2 10am-4pm CAW Union Hall 326 Twelfth St. New Westminster FREE PARKING – Come and bring your friends! – Cash, cheque and credit card shopping. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. Click […]

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Momentum 2013 Is Happening Nov 1-3

October 26, 2013

November 1 Win the Moment concert showcase Live entertainment from local youth talent Admission $5 November 2nd Daytime youth showcase in visual art, dance, spoken word, theatre music and much more Admission Free 7pm Hey Ocean with guest Derrival  at the Massey Theatre $25 November 3rd Youth oriented workshops all day Interactive, Fun and Artistic […]

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Cultural Mapping Survey

October 16, 2013

We need your input! As part of the Cultural Mapping Project, we have launched an online survey to collect details about the New Westminster’s cultural resources. This is the first step in developing an interactive Cultural Map that will help plan for long-term growth and showcase the full scope of New Westminster’s arts, cultural and heritage community! […]

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Treasure Room

October 8, 2013

Looking for that special gift or one-of-a-kind treasure? Be sure to visit the Arts Council Gallery’s “Treasure Room”, beautiful and original with a touch of class; the best lower mainland artisan’s are represented here. Jewellery, raku, pottery, scarves, woven shawls, unique tree ornaments, Victorian inspired decorations, books by local authors and so much more! Choose […]

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Cultural Map – You Are Invited

September 20, 2013

As a member of New Westminster’s Arts & Cultural community, you are invited to this special presentation regarding New Westminster’s Cultural Mapping Project Thursday, September 26th, 2013 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Laura C. Muir Theatre (Room 4100) Douglas College 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster From individual artists to heritage sites to historical stories […]

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The Arts at RiverFest

September 17, 2013

Stellar music line-up at this year’s RiverFest Two youth bands, New Westminster’s Secondary School (NWSS) jazz combo, The Tiger Exhibit and indie-rock band, Derrival will open this year’s line-up of stellar music at New Westminster’s RiverFest on Friday, September 27 at 4 pm. The Tiger Exhibit is a 6-piece jazz combo featuring New West Secondary […]

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Riverfest 2013 Coming Soon!

September 12, 2013

On Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2013 we will celebrate BC and World Rivers Day with a festival that honours the Fraser River, the province’s most magnificent river. Inspired by the river, RiverFest will be presented free to the public and will consist of art exhibits, interactive activities from conservation organizations and community […]

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Cultural Mapping Launch Event – Sep 26

September 5, 2013

We introduced the Cultural Mapping project in an earlier post. A cultural map is an inventory of the depth and breadth of New Westminster’s arts, culture and heritage assets. From individual artists to heritage sites to historical stories about our city, the Map will enable visitors and residents to discover more about culture in New […]

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Still Mine – September 30

August 22, 2013

Still Mine September 30th 7:30pm Principal Cast: James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold Official Selection, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival® Nominated for seven Canadian Screen Awards Cromwell, who won a Canadian Screen Award for this role, has never been more powerful or sincere than in his portrayal of Craig, a man of integrity and gentle determination. Irene, […]

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Cultural Mapping Project

July 26, 2013

Through a recent grant from the BC Creative Communities Fund, a Cultural Mapping Project is being undertaken, guided by a steering committee comprised of representation from the Arts Council of New Westminster, Douglas College and the Arts Services Department of the City. The overall objective of the cultural mapping project is to develop an inventory […]

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New Westminster Cultural Crawl

July 19, 2013

August 10 & 11, 2013 marks the launch of New Westminster’s 10th 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. For more information about the events, venues and artists, visit their website. The […]

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Gaining Momentum

July 18, 2013

MOMENTUM* is on  again – November 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2013 – Massey Theatre! Want to get involved? Momentum is looking for performers and artists from all disciplines to showcase their talents on the Massey Theatre stage during the festival. Auditions are on Sep 28 & 29, click here for details. *MOMENTUM Youth Arts Movement […]

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Made In New West

July 7, 2013

The Arts Council represents the Arts on the Board of Tourism New Westminster. We are pleased to be part of the  “Made in New West” project. The Arts are essential in the vibrancy of our community and we invite you to celebrate the Arts with us:

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Exhibition – Spirit of the Northwest

July 3, 2013

You are invited to the exciting exhibition,  Spirit of the Northwest, by artist Dee Spencer at the Arts Council Gallery July 1st to 27th Dee Spencer is a Native Daughter of New Westminster. She was always interested in the Arts, specifically Native Art, seriously pursued the classic style of the Northwest Coast. Dee studied Native […]

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River Fest – Call for Artists

June 28, 2013

Held every year on the last weekend in September, events throughout the province attract over 75,000 people in more than 100 communities. The success of this event has recently led to the establishment of World Rivers Day, which coincides with BC Rivers Day and takes place in a number of different countries. Inspired by the […]

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Shelley Rothenburger Exhibition

June 21, 2013

You are invited to an exhibition The Common Man by artist Shelley Rothenburger The Common Man Gabor Gasztonyi  Gallery* June 27th – August 1st – 2013. Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Opening Reception: Thursday June 27th, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 PM or later. About the Artist Shelley Rothenburger was born and raised […]

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Book Launch – Islands Unto Ourselves

June 14, 2013

You are invited to the book launch: Islands Unto Ourselves by Gomathy Puri Saturday June 22, 1 – 4 pm at the Arts Council Visit the author’s website.   Chair : Valerie B-Taylor President of New West Writers, Founder/Facilitator Ren Books Critique group, Advisor Surrey Muse Launch : Ashok Bhargava President of Writers International Network […]

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Season Passes Now Available

June 7, 2013

What is the deal of the years? Monday Movies Season Passes, of course! Season Passes now available at the early bird price of $60.00 for the season: September 2013 to June 2014. The passes will be available at the Box Office for the screening of “Quartet” June 24th or at the Arts Council Office (1 […]

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Quartet

June 6, 2013

The Arts Council presents  “Quartet” by Dustin Hoffman Massey Theatre June 24 at 7:30pm Review: Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and […]

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Fun With Art

May 23, 2013

Young people had fun while learning art at the Arts Council’s workshops during the Victoria Day weekend.

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