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PHOTOS: Eight nights in Agassiz: Harrison Festival of the Arts wraps up for another year

The music fades out as patrons look forward to 2022’s Festival

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Big Wreck, Monster Truck and BRKN LOVE are coming to Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Submitted)

Big Wreck, Monster Truck coming to Abbotsford Centre

Canadian rockers performing in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 20

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Singer Ryan McAllister is among the performers in the Sun and Soil Concert Series running in Abbotsford over five Fridays. (Submitted photo)

Sun and Soil Concert Series returns to Abbotsford

Outdoor concerts held over five Fridays in July and August

Singer Ryan McAllister is among the performers in the Sun and Soil Concert Series running in Abbotsford over five Fridays. (Submitted photo)
(Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Festival of the Arts rocks on through the weekend

A look at some of the acts to grace the stage at Holberg Farm

(Adam Louis/Observer)
Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)

Grant of $3,000 awarded to Abbotsford dance program

Everybody Dance Now will include classes and leadership courses

Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)
Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)

Virtual art show includes Indigenous land acknowledgement

Show presented by Abbotsford Arts Council with North Poplar Grade 5 students

Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)
Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: 2021 Harrison Festival of the Arts kicks off

Eight-day festival features music from all over B.C. and the world

Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, this year’s Bard in the Valley performance, was put on at Douglas Park in Langley and comes to Abbotsford on July 23 and 24. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: Bard takes centre stage in Langley and Abbotsford after year delay

Shakespeare is being performed around Fraser Valley from now until July 24

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, this year’s Bard in the Valley performance, was put on at Douglas Park in Langley and comes to Abbotsford on July 23 and 24. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival expands audience capacity amid looser COVID restrictions

Show capacities boosted from 50 to 75 as Festival Society prepares for big week

”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Glisha is the first performer in the Jam in Jubilee concert series, which starts July 6. (Submitted photo)

Jam in Jubilee concert series in Abbotsford held virtually in July

Festival runs online every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month

Glisha is the first performer in the Jam in Jubilee concert series, which starts July 6. (Submitted photo)
The Saints and Sinners tour is scheduled to come to the Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Nov. 5. (File photo)

Saints and Sinners Tour coming to Abbotsford on Nov. 5

Canadian rock acts Headstones, Moist, Sloan and The Tea Party performing at Abbotsford Centre

The Saints and Sinners tour is scheduled to come to the Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Nov. 5. (File photo)
Among the works featured in the online Inspired and Indigenous exhibit is Beauty in Chaos by photographer Kris R. Fall.

Virtual exhibit in Abbotsford features Indigenous artists

Arts council and Kariton Gallery hosts show until June 26

Among the works featured in the online Inspired and Indigenous exhibit is Beauty in Chaos by photographer Kris R. Fall.
Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.

Black Lives Matter art exhibit opens at UFV in Abbotsford

Show features the work of four artists and runs until Sept. 15

Artists featured in the BLM Social Justice Art Project at UFV are (clockwise from top left): Michelle Msami, Dona Park, Rain Neeposh and Faria Firoz.
Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)

VIDEO: Harrison country artist Todd Richard plans for a busy, rockin’ summer

Richard and his band look to live shows as restrictions start to lift

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)
Singer Ben Cottrill performs during the 2019 Arty Awards at The Reach Gallery Museum, the last time the event was held in person. Cottrill received the award in the performing arts category. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Nominations now open for 2021 Arty Awards

Annual event hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council, with ceremony Sept. 25

Singer Ben Cottrill performs during the 2019 Arty Awards at The Reach Gallery Museum, the last time the event was held in person. Cottrill received the award in the performing arts category. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
This watercolour painting, titled Oasis Found, 2020, is by artist Sara Khan. She has a solo exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum that includes an artist talk on June 10.

Exhibitions at The Reach connect Canadian and Punjabi culture and history

International group show features work of 22 artists and includes panel discussion

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This watercolour painting, titled Oasis Found, 2020, is by artist Sara Khan. She has a solo exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum that includes an artist talk on June 10.