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Arts4All Festival

September 28, 2018 – September 30, 2018 all-day
Various venues

Join this exciting city-wide celebration of artistic and cultural diversity to honour Surrey’s 25th anniversary as a city.

Arts-based events are taking place at Surrey Arts Centre, Newton Cultural Centre, Sheraton Guildford Hotel, South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, Elements Casino as well as the Newton, Strawberry Hill, Semiahmoo, Ocean Park, Fleetwood and City Centre libraries.

See the full Arts4All Festival schedule. Most events are free or by donation.

Leading up to the festival is the Arts4All Visual and Literary Art Exhibit running from September 5 to 28 in the Newton Cultural Centre Gallery. The exhibit is on view Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Festival Highlights

September 28: Surrey City Orchestra Concert

Surrey City Orchestra performs Friday, September 28, on the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre. This concert is the only ticketed event of the festival. See the event listing for details.

September 29: Sheraton Guildford Fine Art Showcase

On Saturday, September 29 drop by the Sheraton Guildford Hotel between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm to discover beautiful art from some of the finest artists in the lower mainland—Arnold Mikelson, Thelma Newbury, Veronica Newell, Christine Rio, Judy Vanderveen, Wendy Mould, Lynne Bradford, Joseph Chiang, Doris Biddle, Ali Sepahi, and Natalie Way.

September 29: Bees Knees Swing Dance

Alex Browne and his Boulevardiers perform live on Saturday, September 29 at the Elements Casino Dragon Lounge in Cloverdale. Admission is by donation; suggested minimum $20. Reservations required; see the Festival website for details.

September 29 & 30: Activities and Workshops

Additional events on September 29 and 30 feature something for everyone: artisan & craft markets with on-site balloon artists and face painting, dance, music & literary workshops, open-to-public theatre rehearsals and artists’ studios; hands-on art activities, literary readings, demonstrations, performances, story telling, artisan talks and storytelling. See the full Arts4All Festival schedule.