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Tuesday, May 27 from 7-9pm

The Cultural Activity Task Force is pleased to invite you to a night of networking that celebrates local businesses and the arts community. Light refreshments will be served, followed by a brief presentation on the progress of the Cultural Strategic Plan.

All are welcome.

Event Location: Semiahmoo Arts Building, 146000 North Bluff Road, White Rock BC

For more information, contact: Claire Halpern Manager, Cultural Development
(604) 542-7580

Grand Opening South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre Expansion

Join the grand opening of the newly expanded South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre! BBQ and lots of free activities for the whole family to enjoy around the facility, including:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches
  • Public art unveiling
  • Main stage entertainment
  • Prize draws

Make sure to check out some of the expansion features, which include a 8,000 sq ft weightroom, childminding, fitness studio, pottery studio, visual arts studio and an arts multi-purpose room.

Other activities to participate in:

  • Art exhibit
  • Face painting & caricaturist
  • Mini golf & Kids Craft Zone
  • Community canvas painting
  • Pottery Try It sessions
  • Stay and play
  • I AM Game obstacle course
  • Fitness Centre orientation & tours

You’ll also be able to try out Zumba, hip hop, line dancing and spin during the Program Try-It Sessions.

For more information, please call the South Surrey Recreation Centre 604-592-6970 or Semiahmoo Arts at 604-536-8333


 Call for Artists

The City of White Rock in partnership with Semiahmoo Arts is currently accepting submissions for artists to exhibit in our upcoming solo art shows. The first show will run from June 21 to July 19, with an opening reception on June 21 2014.  The second art show will run from July 26 to August 22, with an opening reception on July 26 2014.

Proposals must include the following items:

  1. The name, email, and address contact information of the participating artist.
  2. Curriculum Vitae, biography and artist statement.
  3. 6 – 10 JPEG or PDF images emailed to Leisuremail@whiterockcity.ca, or on disk, or printed photographs (no larger than 8.5” x 11”) of artworks by each artist.  All images must be clearly marked with artist’s name, title, and size.  Links to websites will not be accepted.
  4. The proposal must also include an idea for the artist to participate in an interactive component with the community; e.g. artist talk, artist demo, interactive workshops, or any other creative suggestion. Proposals involving costs should include a budget.
  5. $20 entry fee.
  6. Please include how you heard about this call.

If the artist has a preferred month of exhibition, please note in proposal.

The completed entry form, fee and portfolio must be delivered or mailed to:

White Rock Community Centre – Art on Display Program

15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 0A6

Deadline for Application Submission: Thursday, May 1 at 4:00pm

Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. In a series of 5-8 themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases work in a variety of media by British Columbian artists.

Art on Display Application – Solo Art Show

For more information, please contact:

Semiahmoo ArtsLaura Offley, Administrative Assistant14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC  V4A 9P5604-536-8333 // lauraoffley@semiahmooarts.comsemiahmooarts.com White Rock Community CentreClaire Halpern, Manager of Cultural Development15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC604.542.7580 // chalpern@whiterockcity.cawhiterockcity.ca