Press Releases

Media Release: Friends of The Arts Council #NewWest Campaign Receives $10,000 Matching Donation from Anonymous Supporter

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 – New Westminster, BC In addition to ACNW’s Friends of Arts Council #NewWest Campaign 2020, launched on May 5th to support the continuity of ACNW’s digital programs […]

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Media Release: Arts Council of New Westminster supports local 55+ community with arts awards

May 17, 2020

‘Seniors Expressions Through the Arts’ project changes gears to support ten local residents with funding $5,000 for art projects and professional development. May 17, 2020 (New Westminster, BC) — In […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNow

April 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNowFRIENDS OF THE ARTS COUNCIL #NEWWEST CAMPAIGN 2020 TO RAISE $35,000 TO SUPPORT ACNW PROGRAM DELIVERY […]

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ACNW Board of Directors curate Spotify playlist

March 21, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster Board of Directors have spent this first week of social distancing curating a playlist of their favourite songs to self-quarantine to during the spread […]

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist in Residence 2020

November 29, 2019

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all […]

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Media Release: The ARTSNW Podcast

November 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARTSNW, the podcast. A first listen to the art beat of the city.THE ARTSNW PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS MAKERS AND MOVERS IN THE ROYAL CITY November, 15 2019 (New […]

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS DAY CALL FOR ARTISTS – ANONYMOUS SHOW

June 13, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – June 2019,  100 Braid St Studios and the Arts Council of New Westminster invite you to take part in the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Students films showcased at upcoming screening at the Massey Theatre

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 MEDIA RELEASE: Students films showcased at upcoming screening at the Massey Theatre The Arts Council of New Westminster along with the Massey Theatre Society, New West Film […]

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

August 31, 2018

Media Release August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release  International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to […]

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

August 23, 2018

Media Release August 23, 2018 For Immediate Release  Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be […]

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

May 23, 2018

Media Release May 23rd, 2018 For Immediate Release    Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts! New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Hailey Connor as the 2018 recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Hailey is studying as an […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS – ACNW Summer Music Program – 2018

April 30, 2018

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

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

March 21, 2018

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its sub-committees. These committees plan, develop, and facilitate arts […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Performing Arts Committee has identified the need for a one-day summer performing arts festival to take place in Queens Park Concert Bowl on […]

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

February 15, 2018

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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Artists explore the complexities of the human form

July 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 Artists explore the complexities of the human form in As You Are at The Gallery at Queen’s Park New Westminster, British Columbia – July […]

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POP-UP EXHIBITION: Royal City Manor – July 27 – 31, 2016

July 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2016 POP-UP EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK SHOWCASES HOW ART CAN HELP BREAK DOWN BARRIERS CAUSED BY DEMENTIA THE EXHIBITION HOPES TO SPARK […]

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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 […]

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New Exhibitions Heart of the Forest and Lost Wax and Art in Bronze Can Be Found in the Heart of Queen’s Park this July

June 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2016 New Exhibitions Heart of the Forest and Lost Wax and Art in Bronze Can Be Found in the Heart of Queen’s Park this July […]

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Guild Turns Wood into Art

May 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild It’s Our Turn: The Art of the Turned Wooden Form Exhibition Dates: June 1 – 26, 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 1, 6 – 8pm […]

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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 […]

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Artist Explores Creation From Destruction

April 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HighPower: Unfolding Beauty from Destruction Exhibition Dates: May 4 – 29, 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 4, 6-8pm Artist’s Talk (as part of Litfest New West): Sunday, […]

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LitFest New West 2016

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Arts Council of New Westminster, New Westminster Public Library, Douglas College and the Royal City Literary Arts Society are excited to present the 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 […]

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Music By The River Returns – Call For Musicians

March 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is excited to announce the return of Music By The River.  In 2015, […]

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ARTOVATIONS Continues with ‘Taxes For Creatives’ Workshop

March 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with 100 Braid Street Studios and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce […]

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Danielle Bobier and Curtis Grahauer at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

March 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present upcoming exhibitions by Danielle Bobier and Curtis Grahauer in The […]

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Spring has Sprung in Pop-Up Exhibition featuring the Garden Gals

March 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present The Glory of the Garden, a Pop-Up exhibition featuring the […]

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents Local Musician, Eden Fine Day, in Upcoming Gallery Sessions.

March 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present Eden Fine Day in its March installment of Gallery Sessions […]

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Free ‘ArtsToGo’ Workshops for Children and their Families

March 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present its free monthly series of ‘ArtsToGo’ workshops for children and […]

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Artovations, workshop series presents the business of art

February 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC— The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to be partnering with 100 Braid Street Studios and the New Westminster Chamber […]

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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 […]

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New West Cultural Crawl Invites Artists to Participate in its 13th Year

February 23, 2016

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC (February 23, 2016) – The Van Dop Gallery in partnership with The Arts Council of New Westminster proudly presents the 13th Annual New West Cultural Crawl on […]

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THE NEW WESTMINSTER CULTURAL ROUNDTABLE

February 18, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with the Alliance for Arts + Culture and the City of New Westminster is proud to present THE NEW WESTMINSTER CULTURAL ROUNDTABLE […]

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Art Gets Squared in Gallery Exhibition

February 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2016 ART SQUARED: New West Artists Exhibition Dates: March 2 – 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6 – 8pm NEW 2016 GALLERY […]

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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 […]

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ACNW Satellite Galleries in New Westminster

January 29, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to showcase artists Susan L. Greig and Tony Durke in its Satellite Galleries. Susan L. Greig February 1 to March 31, 2016 […]

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Robert Fee Combines Art and Music in New Westminster Gallery Exhibition

January 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2016 HAPPENSTANCE: A Solo Exhibition by Artist Robert Fee Exhibition Dates: February 3 – 28, 2016 Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1 – 8pm Thursday to Sunday, […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Local painter explores the boundaries of space and time in new exhibition

November 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local painter explores the boundaries of space and time in new exhibition New Westminster, British Columbia (November 2, 2015) — The Arts Council of New Westminster is […]

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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 […]

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Local photographer captures simplistic beauty of nature in latest exhibit

October 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2015 LAND OF LIGHT: Local photographer captures simplistic beauty of nature in latest exhibit (New Westminster, BC) — His stunning images have sold thousands of […]

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ACROSS the RIVER: Artists in the Boro Pop-up Art Exhibition and Sale

October 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 ACROSS the RIVER: Artists in the Boro Pop-up Art Exhibition and Sale (New Westminster, BC) — Hot on the heels of its first successful […]

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LAST MONDAY AT THE MOVIES SEASON ABOUT TO BEGIN

September 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2015 LAST MONDAY AT THE MOVIES SEASON ABOUT TO BEGIN Program creates inclusive community-building opportunities New Westminster, B.C.—The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is […]

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LONG LIVE NEW WEST CRAFT!

September 14, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2015 LONG LIVE NEW WEST CRAFT! Artisan Fair Renamed New Westminster, B.C.—New Westminster’s Artisan Fair, presented by The Arts Council of New Westminster, is kicking […]

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Gallery Exhibition: CATFISH: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation

September 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2015 CATFISH: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation New Westminster, B.C.—The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present Catfish: Images of Deceit and Misrepresentation, […]

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POTPOURRI: New West Artists Pop-up Art Exhibition & Sale

September 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2015 POTPOURRI: New West Artists Pop-up Art Exhibition & Sale New Westminster, B.C.—The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present POTPOURRI, a pop-up […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Cultural Mapping Survey

October 16, 2013

For Immediate Release New Westminster, October 15, 2013 Community Survey Supports City’s Cultural Mapping Project The launch today of a survey to collect details about the depth and breadth of […]

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27th Annual Treasure Room

December 8, 2012

Press Release: 27th Annual “Treasure Room” in Queens Park at the Arts Council Gallery December 1 to December 23rd: OPEN 1 to 5pm Closed Mondays Click here for the full […]

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Celebration

October 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct 30, 2012 “Celebration” a solo exhibition by Marney-Rose Edge Click to view/print the full press release

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Call for Artists

July 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, July 4th 2012 The Arts Council of New Westminster is now inviting artists to submit applications for the 2013/2014 exhibition season. The Arts Council operates […]

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2012/2013 Movie Passes

July 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, July 4th 2012 Arts Council of NW Presents: Last Monday at the Movies Season Passes for our 10th year now on sale. This past season […]

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Gallery in July

July 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Westminster, July 4th 2012 In the Arts Council Gallery till July 28th, featuring a multi talented trio: Wanda Doyle: Paintings, Acrylic and Oil Kay Austen: Stoneware […]

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Artisan Spring Market

May 4, 2012

The Arts Council is featuring the Artisans Spring Market, its 25th year, on the Victoria Day Weekend as part of the Hyack Festival in Queens Park New Westminster. Six tables […]

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Lit Fest Events

March 16, 2012

Click here for the March 9th press release 

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Monday Movies – March to May

February 27, 2012

Upcoming films for Last Monday at the Movies. Click for full press release.

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LIT FEST NEW WEST

December 31, 2011

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 31, 2011                                        LIT FEST NEW WEST  April 14th 2012. This event was created to celebrate the literary arts, writers, authors and their accomplishments. This all day event […]

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We are reintroducing the on-line Arts Directory!

December 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arts Council Announces on-line Arts Directory New Westminster, December 15th 2011 We are reintroducing the on-line Arts Directory. If you are an artist or an arts organization, […]

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