The Abbotsford Arts Council is excited to announce the return of the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair & Small Painting Show, to be held October 29 - December 21 at the Kariton Art Gallery! The Fair is an eight week initiative to provide the wonderful city of Abbotsford a unique place to buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, while, at the same time, impart support and recognition for our local artisans. Read more...
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014
The Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series are annual programs presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council (AAC) in partnership with Envision Financial that give local musicians an opportunity to share their talents with hundreds of enthusiastic music lovers in relaxed environments. Concerts are hosted by coffee houses in the Abbotsford area as well as in Mill Lake Park at the outdoor stage of the Kariton Art Gallery. All applicants will be adjudicated by a panel selected by the AAC, and those accepted will have the opportunity to perform in the series as scheduled by the AAC.
2014 Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series Details
Dates: Each Saturday between May 17 and November 29
Times & Locations: Coffee House Concert Series – 7:30-9:30PM (formerly 8-10PM), various coffee houses in Abbotsford (TBD)
Concert in the Park Series – 6-8PM, Mill Lake Park at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford
Musicians interested in participating in the 2014 Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series are invited to apply. Applications are available for download at the link provided below or for pick-up at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. Please read the application and guidelines carefully as they have changed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2014.
The Abbotsford Arts Council is seeking original designs for handmade, three-dimensional sculptures for the award trophies to be presented to each award recipient at the Arty Awards in April of 2014. Two related but different designs from the same artist are desired: one design for the “standard” award trophy and one design for an award trophy for the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Arty Award.
Designs in all mediums including clay, wood, glass, copper and more will be accepted until January 3, 2014. Artists living in B.C.’s Fraser Valley region are invited to apply. All designs must incorporate “Arty,” the artistic doodle contained in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s logo.The RFP application and guidelines are available at the link below or at the Kariton Art Gallery.
The complete written submission package is due January 3, 2014. This can be delivered, mailed or emailed (our preferred method) to:
Abbotsford Arts Council / Kariton Art Gallery & Boutique
Address: 2387 Ware Street, P.O. Box 336, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z6
Fax: (604) 870-1862
Email: artyawards (at) gmail.com
No physical samples of artwork will be accepted at this time.