Abbotsford Arts Council celebrates Culture Days

Series of events take place from Sept. 25 to 27

Artist Pat Maertz leads a free workshop on Saturday

Artist Pat Maertz leads a free workshop on Saturday

Abbotsford Arts Council celebrates Culture Days this week with a series of events.

Lit Up in the Gallery takes place Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.).

The event features a selection of local writers who work in a range of genres sharing their experiences with literary creation: What kind of process goes into a poem, a story, or even a blog post?

The discussion will be followed by a reading. Those planning to attend are asked to register at bit.ly/1guHRr5.

The following day, local artist Pat Maertz offers a free workshop at Kariton Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. The session covers the differences between sketching and drawing, as well as tips and tricks for budding artists.

All materials are provided. Register at bit.ly/1JWaN2a.

Also on Saturday, the Gibson and Gretsch Combo perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the House of James (2743 Emerson St.) as part of the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series.

No registration is required, and seating is first come, first served.

The final event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. back at the Kariton Art Gallery, where Bill Stewart shares his unique process for creating organic sculpture.

For Stewart, a finished piece is a years-long process, from planting a tree to coaxing its growth around river rocks. Registration for this free artist talk is available at bit.ly/1HodRSx.

Registration can also be done in person at the art gallery.

For more information, email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com or call 604-852-9358.