Gallery Events and News  


Now Showing

'Say It With Flowers' gloriously returns to fill the Kariton Art Gallery with petals, leaves and florally inspired creations! Come see the marvellous Say It With Flowers show - starting off THIS Saturday, August 3rd with 
an opening reception at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome, and 
we invite you to come dressed in your flower-y best! 


Coming Soon


Sept. 7 - Oct. 1

A colourful collection of works by four Fraser Valley artists; Beth Stewart, Meghan Spence, Tara Faulks and Erin Caskey. 

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m, at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.).


Open Call 2020

An opportunity to exhibit your art at the Kariton Art Gallery on Mill Lake!

Abbotsford, B.C. - Each year the Kariton Art Gallery hosts 10 – 12 exhibitions of artists and groups based in the Fraser Valley region. The Abbotsford Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Season Gallery exhibitions. Artists are encouraged to submit concepts for a solo exhibition, group exhibition with colleagues, school or as an organization.

Submission deadline: October 15, 2019.

Please visit our Open Calls page on our website for more information and to fill out the application form. Or send us an email here.


Open Call - Christmas Boutique

Kariton Christmas Boutique

The Abbotsford Arts Council is looking for artists who would like to take part in our Christmas Boutique. The Kariton Gallery will turned into a Christmas market for local shopping from December 9th to 23rd. 

All forms of art are welcome!

Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2019


Thank you


♥ A special thank you from the Abbotsford Arts Council to everyone that participated in our yearly Anonymous Show. ♥

We have revealed which artists painted all the wonderful pieces to make the show a success, to find out who they are click here. 



2019 Mill Lake Music Concert Series 

Kariton Art Gallery - Mill Lake Park 

Every Saturday 7pm-9pm June 8th- August 31

The series connects the talents of local musicians 
with members of the community in Mill Lake Park throughout the summer.

For a list of performers see here!

Arty Awards

Arty Awards 

Call for Nominations

Each year the Abbotsford Arts Council hosts our annual celebration of excellence, the Arty Awards, to recognize and honor outstanding artists and arts advocates in the community. If you know someone deserving of such recognition for their contributions to the local arts scene, or are entering yourself, please fill out the following form.

*Submissions will be accepted: Monday June 24 – Friday August 9, 2019

Nomination Form

For more detailed information please see ArtyAwards.


Vending Opportunities

Are you a local artisan interested in 
vending opportunities in 2019? 


The Kariton needs 

Volunteer Gallery Attendants!

Do you have some spare time and would like to 

spend it within the community?

Please let us know by: