Creative Edge School of Arts celebrates expansion

The Abbotsford school hosts an open house on Nov. 16.

After over two decades of serving the community, Creative Edge School of Arts is expanding to a new location in the Clayburn Plaza on Immel Street.

Creative Edge first opened its doors in 1991.

More than 800 students attend the studio every year, and many have gone on to pursue successful careers in the arts.

“Many of our past students are now practising artists in theatre, music and dance, while others have gone on to study their craft in university,” said studio director Eileen Gillott.

Guitar instructor Bryan Steeksma said Creative Edge “played an inexorable roll” in his success as a musician.

Steeksma, who was the first music student at the studio, has toured extensively across North America, and currently works as a producer and songwriter for Canadian musicians.

The new 7,000 sq.ft. studio – located at the site of the former Cedarbrook Church – has two large dance rooms, a preschool space, a studio theatre with performance stage, three music studios, an art studio, and a student lounge.

The new “black-box” style theatre space will be set up for small performances for audiences of 50 to 60 people.

The studio hosts an open house on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit creativeedgebc.com or call 604-855-3343.