NEWTON BIA: Improving Town Centre

By Melanie Minty The Newton Business Improvement Association, a member of the Arts Council of Surrey, is a group of about 550 businesses and property owners who are passionate about improving the Newton Town Centre – which just happens to be home to the Newton Cultural Centre and the Arts Council of Surrey. In their second five year mandate, the …

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis nominated for 2019 Clovie Award

According to the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, the nominees for the 2019 CLOVIES [Business Excellence Awards] are in and a favourite Spotlight on the Arts contributor, ACS member, Newspaper reporter and avid Travel writer has been nominated! Ursula Maxwell-Lewis has been nominated for a ‘Good Citizen Award’ along with two other Cloverdale noteables. The fourth annual CLOVIES will take place …

SAGA Paint Off Inspires ACS Team member

SAGA hosted their first ever Competitive Paint Off at the Surrey Art Centre on Saturday March 23, 6 – 9pm. fourteen professional artists where split into three groups and competed against each other. They were given 25 minutes and all the supplied to create an oil stick painting. The audience and artist were given tickets to vote for their favourite …

Surrey Festival of Dance Returns Mar 29-Apr 29

Arguably the lower mainlands largest dance festival as over 8,000 dancers cross the Surrey Art Centre Main Stage to compete for over $65,000 in bursaries and scholarships! The public is welcome to attend (a small fee is requested) and the purchase of the programme book for $8.00 is all part of the fundraising for future bursaries and scholarships. A month …

ACS GALLERY: Biddle holds Electric Eclectic Exhibit

Seasoned artist GAIL BIDDLE had good reason to smile as the ACS GALLERY located in the Newton Cultural Centre filled with new and loyal patrons to view and purchase her latest works during the reception on February 2nd from 1 to 3pm. This ‘Free to the public’ event kicked off her February 2-27 exhibition entitled ‘ECLECTIC ME!’ Feature image shows …

INTL DANCE DAY: XBa Performs April 28

Be sure to catch this riveting dance troupe as the take over the common spaces of Surrey City Hall with a performance to honour International Dance Day, April 28th from 12 noon to 3pm. It is free to watch and enjoy. Choreography by Nela Hallwas. Performances by: XBa School of Dance, The Wee Drams, Keri’s Highland Dance Studio, Vancouver Chinese …

KWANTLEN: 1st Grad Exhibition April 15

by Ryan Broderick Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be hosting its first grad exhibition in the newly renovated Spruce Building at the Surrey Campus on April 5th, 2019. The exhibition will feature seven emerging artists that have completed/near completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts-Visual Arts degree under the institution. The artworks included in the exhibition explore diverse themes, engaging with people, …