Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971

Open Calls

Kartion Art Gallery Themed Call - New Media

The Abbotsford Arts Council will be curating a new media exhibit in 2017 that will combine installations,  technology, artistry, and design. This exhibit will push artistic and conceptual boundaries as we explore new media as an art form. Online fillable application may be found here, or download document a printable application here
Submission deadline: August 26, 2017

Anonymous Show
The Anonymous Art Show is a fundraiser exhibition where community members of all ages and skills anonymously show their 12x12 paintings. All art is sold for $100 50% of the proceeds going to the artist and 50% to the Abbotsford Arts Council. Last year over 70 pieces of art entered into the exhibit. 
Download a printable application here
Submission deadline: extended until June 30, 2017

Kariton Boutique - Ongoing intake for artisan's of the Fraser Valley to sell their wares in our boutique. 
Online fillable application may be found here, or download printable application here.

Jam In Jubilee

Jam In Jubilee welcomes all artists, crafters, organizations and foodies to apply to take part in this year’s summer series. We are very proud to once again be hosting an open air market - a lively venue for local artisans, crafters and foodies to sell, promote and showcase their goods. We look forward to summer events that will be enhanced by your involvement. All artisans, artists, vintage sellers, craftspersons and small businesses will be considered.  Apply here.

Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2017

Canada Day
Over 15,000 people attend Abbotsford's Canada Day Celebration at Exhibition Park. This year the art market will be hosted on June 30th for the Symphony Under the Stars, as well as the July 1st Celebrations.
The Canada Day Art Market info and application can be found here.
Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2017

Berry Festival Art Market
The Berry Festival located in downtown Abbotsford is a local street festival drawing 40,000 people each summer. This years event is on July 8th, and the Abbotsford Arts Council is facilitating an art market to be part of the festivities. More information and online application may be found here. 
Submission Deadline: May 27th, 2017

Fraser Valley Music Awards, CiVL Battle of the Bands
You can now apply for any or all of the above events in this combined application here.
The application will require:
Promotional images
Bio (maximum 1000 words)
Links to video footage of performances