Let your creativity bloom at Surrey Art Gallery’s Family Sunday!
Surrey, BC – Create with clay, color, collage, and more! Surrey Art Gallery invites families and friends to learn, connect, and make art on Sunday, March 15 from
Surrey, BC – Create with clay, color, collage, and more! Surrey Art Gallery invites families and friends to learn, connect, and make art on Sunday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Family Sunday. The theme of the day is "Let your creativity bloom" and the Gallery's winter exhibitions will inspire your inner artist! Everyone is welcome at this free drop-in event. Children must be with an adult.
Find yourself among vivid colors and patterns when you experience the artworks currently on display at the Gallery. Learn about Coast Salish design elements through the remarkable art of Susan Point in Spindle Whorl. See how paintings and videos by Don Li-Leger in Counting the Steps of the Sun use abstraction and vibrant colors to show abundant life blossoming in unexpected places.
When you arrive at the Gallery, you will create a circular, wearable booklet that you can use to navigate the event. The circle is an important symbol in Coast Salish art, mimicking the sun, moon, and other elements in nature. The booklet will include a search-and-find activity, as well as other challenges to complete. For each challenge you finish, you will receive an art monster stamp. Inspired by Susan Point's prints and Don Li-Leger's paintings, use printmaking and collage to make and take home your own masterpieces!
Consider the innovative ceramic sculptures of artists Don Hutchinson and Ying-Yueh Chuang in Passages as you experiment with clay and its creative possibilities. Imagine a whimsical design and bring it to life with your own hands!
"Family Sunday is fun for all ages, with free artmaking and interactive performances," says Sophie Vandenbiggelaar, Surrey Art Gallery Engagement Facilitator. "It's a chance to see contemporary art in the exhibitions and then learn about the artists’ processes as you participate in creative activities together with our wonderful artist-educators. Come and experience this educational and entertaining day with your loved ones!"
In between art activities, join us for an interactive storytelling performance to learn more about Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous cultures. The story of How Raven Stole the Sun, led by Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly, will delight you with humor and positive energy in this hour-long performance. Pick up your free tickets for either the 12 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. show upon arrival at the Gallery to reserve your spot.
Look for the Gallery’s dedicated sensory-friendly space, which includes resources like noise-canceling headphones and squishy seats for comfortable and relaxed art exploration. Create different patterns using shapes and colors on a light table, and experience different textures and senses in this inclusive environment.
About Surrey Art Gallery
Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey, is the second-largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association. Surrey Art Gallery also acknowledges that our building is situated on the unceded traditional lands of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) nations.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750–88 Avenue