…established in 2004 For over a decade International Artist Day has honored the contribution artists have and are making to society. On IAD, October 25, take an artist to lunch, or buy that painting that’s been haunting you for the last month. Visit a gallery, or go to the symphony. Participate in something creative outside your daily routine. Live Life!


Do you or your group feel that you are at a place in your artistic career to have an exhibition of your work? It is possible to make that happen. The Selection Committee is accepting applications for exhibitions in the ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre. This professionally appointed gallery is the perfect location to stage your first show …

IT’S SOLD! Website Art Shop Sells First Work Of Art

Great news! The ACS has sold its first (of many we trust) art piece from the ART SHOP on our new website –! Less then a month after its soft-launch, the new ACS site is already producing funding results that are exceeding the expectations of the board and staff. In addition to funding, the ART SHOP also serves to …

ACS 50th Legacy ART SPOT Gets A Step Closer

On Thursday, September 21st, C50C Chair James Crosty and ACS President Carol Girardi met for a third time with City Councillor Mike Starchuk to further advance the 50th Legacy project known as ART SPOTS. Clr. Starchuk brought Surrey’s General Manager of Engineering Fraser Smith with him – taking discussion to an entirely new level. While details remain undisclosed, it is …

Write On The Open Seas!

SiWC has also organized a new “SiWC at Sea” trip; a seven stop Caribbean Cruise for writers (and anyone else who wants to attend) from April 8-15th 2018 with stops in Honduras and Mexico. See the website for more information!


“Congratulations and thanks” to the volunteers and sponsors of Surrey’s major summer arts events. Fusion Festival’s Canada Pavilion was awarded the Best Most Interactive Pavilion Award this year. A huge thank you goes to our amazing volunteers, and partners whose dedication and hard work made this possible, and much gratitude to the many local sponsors and donors who supported the …

CANADA 150: Reflections of Canada Exhibit

Arts Council of Surrey, in partnership with local visual artists and the Surrey Art Gallery, presents this annual juried exhibition. This exhibition celebrates art making in Surrey and the Lower Mainland, recognizes local artists’ merits and achievements, and creates professional development and promotional opportunities for local artists. Be sure to take in these Canada 150 Winners: