Arts and culture

The annual Arts Alive event is entering its 27th year and will take place Aug. 20. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Attendees can expect shorter line ups in the heat at 2022 Arts Alive

27th annual festival could attract more than 30,000 people

 

The City of Surrey hosted the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The free event goes from 11 am- 10 pm July 23-24, 2022. The festival will feature 40 cultural pavilions, vendors, an Indigenous Village, eight stages, a kid zone and amusement rides. The cultural pavilions will also seek to educate the public on their history and traditions and how they relate to this year’s theme of “CommUNITY.” (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Surrey Fusion Festival fills Holland Park with music, food, cultures of world

The event’s 2022 theme ‘CommUNITY’ was displayed at more than 40 cultural pavilions at park

 

Admission is free at Surrey Fusion Festival, which returns to Holland Park on July 23-24. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey Fusion Festival returns to Holland Park with music, food, culture from nations around world

The festival’s 2022 theme ‘CommUNITY’ will be displayed at more than 40 cultural pavilions

 

Bayview Arts Collective hosted a makers market at Crescent Beach on Canada Day. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Bayview Arts Collective celebrates Canada Day with Makers Market

Crescent Beach event displayed the work of 24 artists July 1

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Bayview Arts Collective hosted a makers market at Crescent Beach on Canada Day. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in two ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A performer at the 2016 AHFOMAD festival at Surrey City Hall. The annual festival is organized by African Heritage Music and Dance Society, which has won a grant to stage an event at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, July 16. (Photo: festivalafrica.org)
A performer at the 2016 AHFOMAD festival at Surrey City Hall. The annual festival is organized by African Heritage Music and Dance Society, which has won a grant to stage an event at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, July 16. (Photo: festivalafrica.org)
North Delta Centre for the Arts, located at 11425 84th Avenue. (James Smith photo)

Grand opening of new North Delta Centre for the Arts this weekend

Event to feature free family entertainment and activities, followed by ticketed evening jazz concert

North Delta Centre for the Arts, located at 11425 84th Avenue. (James Smith photo)
Starting in September, XBa School of Dance will rebrand as the XBa Dance Centre for the International Performing Arts offering a space for selected groups, as well as its own classes. Contributed photo

South Surrey’s XBa set to celebrate dance – and all the arts

School plans to expand activities as performance centre

Starting in September, XBa School of Dance will rebrand as the XBa Dance Centre for the International Performing Arts offering a space for selected groups, as well as its own classes. Contributed photo
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
A view of the current “Body As Border” digital-art exhibit at Surrey’s UrbanScreen, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (Photo: Surrey Art Gallery/Brian Giebelhaus)

With Surrey’s UrbanScreen set to close, a farewell talk will involve ‘Body As Border’ artists

Whalley’s digital-art venue could move to another site in Surrey, operators say

A view of the current “Body As Border” digital-art exhibit at Surrey’s UrbanScreen, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (Photo: Surrey Art Gallery/Brian Giebelhaus)
Semiahmoo Arts new executive director Jeremy Stewart comes to the position with an impressive skill set – and an inventive, somewhat mischievous sense of what attracts attention to the arts. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Arts gains an enthusiastic community booster

Jeremy Stewart believes accessibility, collaboration are key to promoting the arts

Semiahmoo Arts new executive director Jeremy Stewart comes to the position with an impressive skill set – and an inventive, somewhat mischievous sense of what attracts attention to the arts. (Contributed photo)
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In staged ‘Kim’s Convenience,’ the store reopens for Surrey actor who plays struggling shopkeeper

After the 2020 tour was cancelled, Jimmy Yi is back playing Appa at Vancouver’s Stanley stage starting Feb. 24

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Surrey’s UrbanScreen digital-art gallery showed “Phantasmagoria” in 2018, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (file photo)

UrbanScreen to be unplugged at Surrey rec centre after ‘Body as Border’ digital-art show

The decommissioning is due to expansion plans for Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, operators say

Surrey’s UrbanScreen digital-art gallery showed “Phantasmagoria” in 2018, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. (file photo)
Dancers on stage at Surrey Arts Centre during Surrey Festival of Dance in March 2019, a year before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The annual festival is boosted financially by Surrey’s Cultural Grants program. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s cultural grants save arts groups from ‘dire fiscal situation’ due to COVID, report says

City’s approved 2022 grants range from $1,000 to $25,000, for music, dance, theatre and more

Dancers on stage at Surrey Arts Centre during Surrey Festival of Dance in March 2019, a year before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The annual festival is boosted financially by Surrey’s Cultural Grants program. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Catherine and Jess Honeywell with shoppers during the first day of business of The Shop Next Door on Dec. 1. Kat Siemens photo

Arts and artisans featured in eclectic co-op in White Rock

The Shop Next Door opens in city’s Five Corners area

Catherine and Jess Honeywell with shoppers during the first day of business of The Shop Next Door on Dec. 1. Kat Siemens photo
The work of Atheana Picha is to adorn approximately 125 street banners in Surrey next year. Picha is pictured here next to her ‘Not Enough Daylight’ painting at its May 2018 unveiling at YVR. (Contributed file photo)

Work of Indigenous artist chosen for Surrey’s 2022 public-art street banners

Atheana Picha says frog design represents new beginnings

The work of Atheana Picha is to adorn approximately 125 street banners in Surrey next year. Picha is pictured here next to her ‘Not Enough Daylight’ painting at its May 2018 unveiling at YVR. (Contributed file photo)
Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)