Arts and culture

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray designed an unlockable road kit and goalkeeper kit for the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in FIFA 23. (EA Sports)

Chilliwack artist provides Indigenous artwork for FIFA 23

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray and nine others from the Musqueam Indian Band worked on the project

 

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre, which is holding the Abby Theatre Fest from Sept. 21-24.

Gallery 7 Theatre celebrates return of Abby Theatre Fest

Festival runs Sept. 21-24, featuring short plays and films

 

The work of artist Kate Major is featured in the newest exhibit, The Allure of Water, at Kariton Art Gallery.

Abbotsford Arts Council presents The Allure of Water

Newest exhibit, running until Sept. 24, features the work of artist Kate Major

 

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) presents the Art + Wine Walk on Thursday, Sept. 15. (ADBA photo)

Art and Wine Walk returns to historic downtown Abbotsford

Event on Thursday, Sept. 15 features 21 stops to view art, sip wine and shop

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) presents the Art + Wine Walk on Thursday, Sept. 15. (ADBA photo)
The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Abbotsford-based group will celebrate its 39th season

The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.
An event titled Paint Mill Lake! takes place Saturday, Aug. 6 in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Arts Council holds Paint Mill Lake! event

Artists and dabblers welcome to session on Saturday, Aug. 6

An event titled Paint Mill Lake! takes place Saturday, Aug. 6 in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Emilie Kvist holds a printmaking workshop and hike in Abbotsford on July 19 and Mission on July 25. (Submitted photo)

Printmaking workshop and hike offered in Abbotsford and Mission

Event held through BC Culture Days Earth Endeavours Ambassador Series

Emilie Kvist holds a printmaking workshop and hike in Abbotsford on July 19 and Mission on July 25. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Arts Council has opened its newest exhibition, Figures in Motion, at the Kariton Art Gallery.

Abbotsford Arts Council hosts Figures in Motion exhibition

Free figure-drawing workshops held every Saturday at Kariton Art Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council has opened its newest exhibition, Figures in Motion, at the Kariton Art Gallery.
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)
Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford is seeking members for its board of directors. (Stock photo by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford seeks new board members

Company looking for people with governance experience or skills

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford is seeking members for its board of directors. (Stock photo by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)
The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford hosts book launch

Event on June 17 showcases On Holy Ground, a book of women’s essays

The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds auditions on Wednesday, June 15 for its production in November of The Magician’s Nephew.

Auditions held in Abbotsford for production of The Magician’s Nephew

Gallery 7 Theatre holds auditions on June 15 for play being staged in November

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds auditions on Wednesday, June 15 for its production in November of The Magician’s Nephew.
Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.

Fraser Valley Symphony showcases Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Concert takes place June 5 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.
The Cascadia Wind Ensemble performs Cascadia’s Cosmic Concert on Sunday, May 29 in Abbotsford. (File photo)

Wind ensemble presents Cascadia’s Cosmic Concert in Abbotsford

Performance on May 29 has selections from Star Wars, Star Trek and more

The Cascadia Wind Ensemble performs Cascadia’s Cosmic Concert on Sunday, May 29 in Abbotsford. (File photo)
This piece – Lace Net, 2020 – by artist Mallory Tolcher is from the series Nothing But Net. Tolcher is among four artists whose work is featured in the new exhibition Game/Culture at The Reach Gallery Museum.

Reach Gallery in Abbotsford opens new Game/Culture exhibit

New season of exhibitions opens on Friday, May 27 at gallery-museum

This piece – Lace Net, 2020 – by artist Mallory Tolcher is from the series Nothing But Net. Tolcher is among four artists whose work is featured in the new exhibition Game/Culture at The Reach Gallery Museum.
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s History Award for its project on Sumas Lake, which includes a puppet performance, a book, an exhibition and educational resources. (Rachel Topham Photography)

Reach Gallery in Abbotsford earns Governor General’s History Award

Organization recognized for project on Sumas Lake, including book

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s History Award for its project on Sumas Lake, which includes a puppet performance, a book, an exhibition and educational resources. (Rachel Topham Photography)
(From left) Ruthie Mackenzie, Lora-Lynn Frewing and Teagan Gibson perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Holy Mo and Spew Boy by Lucia Frangione. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents Holy Mo and Spew Boy

Production opens Friday, May 20 at Matsqui Centennial auditorium

(From left) Ruthie Mackenzie, Lora-Lynn Frewing and Teagan Gibson perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Holy Mo and Spew Boy by Lucia Frangione. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
The city and the Abbotsford Arts Council are seeking applications for three artists that will create and demonstrate their work live during Canada Day celebrations at Exhibition Park. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City and arts council seek 3 artists for Canada Day celebration in Abbotsford

Selected applicants will create and demonstrate live during community showcase

The city and the Abbotsford Arts Council are seeking applications for three artists that will create and demonstrate their work live during Canada Day celebrations at Exhibition Park. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Married couple Violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves, who perform as Duo Concertante, are featured by the Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford on Friday, May 6.

Valley Concert Society presents Duo Concertante in Abbotsford

Violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves perform on May 6

Married couple Violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves, who perform as Duo Concertante, are featured by the Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford on Friday, May 6.
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