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Art Together

Art Together participants show off their arm-knitted creations made with local artist Karen Cancino

Make art, meet friends, and share your ideas! If you’re a young person, the Gallery wants your help planning upcoming projects, programs, and events.

This is a unique opportunity to create do-it-together art projects and learn a range of art media shoulder-to-shoulder with emerging to established mentoring artists.

Contact our Engagement Assistant Charis at to get involved.

All events are free and happen on a Tuesday at Surrey Art Gallery unless otherwise noted.

Date Time Activity
Oct 3 7-9pm

In preparation for the upcoming Garden Light Festival in Bear Creek Park (Nov 8−9), Art Together will be working with mentoring artist Tamara Unroe to begin constructing the framework of giant collaborative lanterns. Come and be a part of the lantern-building process!

Oct 17 7-9pm

Exhibiting ceramics artist Marie Côté will lead a collaborative clay mural project. Meet Marie and learn about her work in the Ground Signals exhibit at the Gallery as you get creative with others!

Oct 31 7-9pm

Join us as we continue constructing lanterns with mentoring artist Tamara Unroe. The giant lanterns will be taken out for a walk at the Garden Light Festival in Bear Creek Park (Nov 8−9)!

Nov 14 7-9pm

Artmaking activity with Ronnie Dean Harris (Ostwelve), a spoken word artist whose poem accompanies Brandon Gabriel's painting in our Ground Signals exhibit

Nov 28 7-9pm

Artmaking activity with Charlene Vickers and Cathy Busby, exhibiting artists in Ground Signals

Dec 12 7-9pm

Artmaking activity with Valérie d. Walker & Bobbi L. Kozinuk, exhibiting artists in Ground Signals

Past workshops have included:

  • Arm knitting with Karen Cancino
  • Printmaking with Sarah Hart
  • Film graffiti with Alex MacKenzie
  • Breakdancing with Arthur Tiojanco
  • Painting with Jim Adams
  • Creative writing with Fred Wah
  • Mock online radio show with Don Chow
  • Mixed media collage with Tomoyo Ihaya
  • DJing workshop with DJ Khanvict
  • Collaborative artmaking at the Sizzling Summer Art Bash
  • Chalk drawing with Jen Clark