Press Releases

Media Release
August 31, 2018
For Immediate Release 

International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual Anonymous Art Show on October 25, 2018 will be benefitting the Arts Council of New Westminster’s work of “Bringing Community Together Through the Arts”. Funds will support the Arts Council’s work in the visual arts community, including ongoing programming at The Gallery at Queen’s Park such as the Inter/Action Artist Learning Series and Gallery Session monthly concert series.

Hosted at 100 Braid Street Studios, the International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show will feature over 100 well known and emerging artists exhibiting 12″ x 12″ art on canvas or wood panels, all works are signed only on the back of the piece. The anonymous nature of the show ensures that all the art is treated equally, and that the excitement of the unknown adds a special anticipation and excitement to the event.

The Anonymous Art Show Call for Artists is available online. More information about the International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, please visit: https://internationalartistsdayyvr.com/

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Key Dates:
The Anonymous Art Show Gala Opening 2018
Thursday, October 25, 100 Braid St Studios, 7:00-10:00pm
The Anonymous Art Show Artist Reception
Friday, October 26, 100 Braid St Studios, 7:00-10:00pm
Open Studio Viewing at 100 Braid Street Studios
Friday, October 26, 10:00-6:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 10:00-5:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 10:00-5:00pm

For more information:
Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca | 604 525 3244 | www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW

About International Artist Day

Launched in 2004 to honor the contribution artists make to society, International Artist Day has grown steadily in popularity around the world, and over the last few years has taken on a life of its own. Artists and their supporters in cities everywhere celebrate IAD. With the help of municipal and corporate sponsors they promote festivals and events designed to increase the visibility of art and artists in a wide variety of genres from painting, to writing, music, the digital arts, and everything in between. http://www.internationalartistday.com/

About the Arts Council of New Westminster

Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors. Serving the community for 51 years, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster 

Media Release
August 23, 2018
For Immediate Release 

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

New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be hosting two All-Candidates meetings at the Centennial Lodge in September 2018. With a focus on the arts, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with local artists from the performing, visual, and literary arts community. Attendees will learn about the candidates’ ideas to develop and sustain the arts and the key role of the arts in our schools and our city. The meeting for Mayor and Council candidates will take place on September 18th and for School Trustee candidates on September 26th. Both events start at 7:00pm and run until 9:00pm.

The upcoming All-Candidates meetings are a part of the ACNW’s Arts Vote New West campaign that began on August 12th, 2018. At the start of this campaign, artists and arts-engaged citizens shared an evening hearing from Brenda Leadlay of the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture on advocacy efforts across British Columbia in advance of the upcoming municipal elections. The evening also included a frank and informative discussion about the state of advocacy and of the Arts in New Westminster.

More information about these All-Candidates meetings and to RSVP, please visit: https://artsvotenewwestallcandidatesmeeting.eventbrite.com


Key Dates:
September 18, 2018 – Mayor and Council Candidates
September 26, 2018 – School Trustee Candidates
Location: Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park
Time: Doors: 6:30pm, Event: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

For more information:
Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca | 604 525 3244 | www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW

About the Arts Council of New Westminster
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors. Serving the community for 51 years, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster 

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 to announce another summer jampacked with the Arts in New Westminster! There are many events each month from June through September that are certain to make your community feel extra awesome! Don’t miss the return of Music by the River at Westminster Pier Park in July and August, the New West Craft Summer Night Market on the Riverfront Esplanade on July 7th, and the New West Cultural Crawl happening across New Westminster during August 11th and 12th. Admission for all these events are, as always, FREE.

2017 was the Arts Council of New Westminster’s busiest year of infusing the arts into the community. 2018 has shaped up to be an even bigger year for showcasing all the amazing talent New Westminster has to offer. We invite you to join us at events throughout New Westminster and at our gallery located in Queen’s Park.

Mark your calendars and come down to Metro Vancouver’s hotspot for community arts, home to numerous award-winning artists. Find out for yourself the reasons why everyone’s talking about New Westminster!

Arts Council of New Westminster
Summer Events 2018

June 2018

  • New West Craft – June 2 & 16 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market, 11am – 4pm
  • Praxis: Free Alternative Yoga and Figure Drawing – June 20 – Centennial Lodge 7pm
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
    Beginning June 2 on to September 9, 12pm – 2pm
  • ArtsToGo at Queensborough Childrens Festival, June 16 11am – 3pm
  • National Indigenous People’s Day – June 21 – Westminster Pier Park, 10am – 2pm
  • NWSS Grad Show Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – June 6-24

July 2018

  • Canada Day – July 1 – Queen’s Park – Community Celebration, 11am – 3pm
  • Canada Day Celebration – Uptown New West 6th & 6th – Uptown Unplugged & ArtsToGo
  • Music by the River – July 5, 12, 19, 26 – Pier Park – Concert Series, 6 – 8pm
  • Fridays on Front – July 6, 13, 20, 27 – Front Street – Concert Series 5 – 9pm
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – July 7 & 21 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market, 11am – 4pm
  • New West Craft Summer Night Market – July 7 – River Market / Fraser River Discover Centre Esplanade – 6:00 – 9:30pm – Artisan Market
  • Inter/action for Tony Durke – July 15 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3-4pm
  • New West Craft at Uptown Live – July 21 – Uptown New West – Artisan Fair 12pm – 9pm
  • Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival – July 28 – 3 stages of entertainment
  • Tony Durke Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – July 1-29

August 2018

  • Music by the River – Aug 2 & 9 – Pier Park – Concert Series
  • Fridays on Front – Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 – Front Street – Concert Series
  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – Aug 4 & 18 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market
  • New West Cultural Crawl – Aug 10, 11 & 12 – various venues across New Westminster
  • Performing Arts Pilot Project – Aug 11 – Queen’s Park Bandshell
  • Inter/action for Lex Ireton – Aug 12 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3 – 4pm
  • Pride Arts Celebration – Aug 13 – Pride Week at Centennial Lodge – Youth Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading
  • Lex Ireton Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Aug 1-26

September 2018

  • Uptown Unplugged – Sat at Westminster Centre/ Sun at Royal City Centre – Concert Series
  • New West Craft – Sept 15 – River Market Esplanade – Artisan Market
  • Inter/action for Suzanne Laird – Sept 16 – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Artist Talk 3 – 4pm
  • Praxis: Free Alternative Yoga and Figure Drawing – Sept 19 – Centennial Lodge 7 – 8pm
  • New West Craft at RiverFest – Sept 22 – Fraser River Discovery Centre – Artisan Fair
  • Suzanne Laird Exhibition – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Sept 5-30

For more information:
Stephen O’Shea *available for interviews
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca
604 525 3244
www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW

About the Arts Council of New Westminster
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster

Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

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

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS!

April 30, 2018

Make sure you apply for the 2018 ACNW music programs! There many fantastic opportunities for performances this summer. Loading…

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

March 21, 2018

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

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

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

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

February 15, 2018

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

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ACNW50 Presentation and City of New Westminster Proclamation

November 7, 2017

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

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Arts Council of New Westminster 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 25, 2017

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

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

October 25, 2017

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

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

August 24, 2017

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

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Canada Day Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 18, 2017

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

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

June 15, 2017

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

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Buskers Wanted 2017

May 10, 2017

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

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Analog Pop-Up Vinyl Shop April 22nd, 2017

April 10, 2017

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

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2017 LitFest New West

March 16, 2017

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

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Now Hiring: Music Program Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 10, 2017

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

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

February 10, 2017

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

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

January 5, 2017

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

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A very successful Sing a-Long Sound of Music Fundraiser

December 5, 2016

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

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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, please plan to stay for a wine and cheese social (3pm to 4pm). Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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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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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 26, 2016 – Starting August 3, 2016, The Gallery at Queen’s Park will be hosting, As You Are, a new exhibition featuring artists Cara Bain […]

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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 POSITIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF PRACTISING ART FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA New Westminster, British Columbia – July 11, 2016 – The Arts Council […]

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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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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 New Westminster, British Columbia – June 23, 2016–Two new exhibitions showcasing three artists will be on display at The Gallery at Queen’s Park starting 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 Artists’ Demos: Saturday, June 4, 1 – 5pm and Saturday, June 18, 1 – 5pm (at the Queen’s Park Bandshell) Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1 – 8pm; Thursday […]

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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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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, May 15, 2-3pm After Talk Celebration: Sunday, May 15, 3-5pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 1 – 8pm Thursday to Sunday, 1 – 5pm NEW WESTMINSTER, BC […]

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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 edition of LitFest NewWest. For the past five years, the Arts Council of New Westminster, the Royal City Literary Arts Society, Douglas College and the New […]

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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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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, the ACNW coordinated busking style performances by selected musicians down on the riverfront boardwalk of New Westminster next to River Market. 2016 sees a return […]

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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 present ‘Taxes for Creatives: Kick the Starving Artist Myth to the Curb’ – the next professional development workshop in the Artovations series, helping artists and […]

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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 Gallery at Queen’s Park from April 6 – 30, 2016. Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, April 6, from 6 – 8pm. All […]

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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 work of the Garden Gals from March 30 – April 3, 2016, in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Join us for the Opening Reception on […]

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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 – an all ages monthly music event to support and showcase local talent. Eden Fine Day will be performing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at […]

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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 their families. Come out this March to three New Westminster locations and enjoy an interactive and hands-on arts experience at Royal City Centre on Sunday, […]

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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 of Commerce to present: Artovations, a professional developments series for artists and creatives to integrate business, marketing and sales knowledge with their art. The first […]

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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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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 August 13 & 14, 2016 – a fun and interactive two-day event that celebrates New Westminster’s creative character, diversity and unique cultural background. The New […]

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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 We will be meeting once per month in an effort to break down the silos in the arts community of New Westminster and work to […]

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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 HOURS: Wednesday: 1 – 8pm Thursday – Sunday: 1 – 5pm Monday – Tuesday: Closed NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster […]

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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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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 Community Arts Space at the New Westminster Vancity Community Branch 511 Sixth St, New Westminster Tony Durke February 1 to April 30, 2016 Seniors Services […]

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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, 1 – 5pm Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6 – 8pm Artist Jazz Concerts: February 7, 14 & 21, 2 – 3pm NEW WESTMINSTER, BC — […]

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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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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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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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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 capping off a wildly successful year with its final solo exhibition featuring the surreal, abstract works of local painter Pepe Hidalgo. Brushstrokes in History/Pinceladas en […]

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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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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 garden and outdoor magazines over the past 25 years. Now, nature photographer Adam Gibbs is branching out into new territory, showcasing his work in a […]

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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 pop-up exhibition, The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to continue the series with its latest show: ACROSS the RIVER, presented by Artists in […]

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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 proud to announce it is kicking off the 14th season of Last Monday at the Movies with Boychoir, a film by acclaimed Canadian director François […]

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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 off a fresh new season with a fresh new look and name; the fair is now called New West Craft. The event takes place on […]

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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, a solo exhibition by Bill Edmonds from September 15 to October 7, 2015 at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Bill Edmonds has been painting in […]

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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 art exhibition and sale in partnership with New West Artists September 12-13 at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. The show features a variety of mediums […]

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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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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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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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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 New Westminster’s cultural resources is the first step in developing an interactive Cultural Map that will help plan for long-term growth and showcase the full […]

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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 press release…

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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 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 […]

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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 has been a paramount year. The top attendance ever included the films: Midnight in Paris, The Iron Lady, My Week With Marylin The Artist. The […]

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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 and Porcelain Sharon Grimes Know: Jewelry, Chain Maille, Sterling Silver precious stones Do visit our gallery in beautiful Queens Park 1 to 5pm daily, closed […]

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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 are still available at a low rate of $50 for the two days. Call to reserve your spot now! Entrance to the Artisan Spring Market […]

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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 features speakers, authors, workshops, readings and much more. Lit Fest New West will be held at Douglas College in New Westminster  “Inspired by Words” Call […]

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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, here is your chance to promote your self at no cost! Inform the community where they can find you and what you are about… Go to the […]

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