Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971


Gallery Events and News  

Now Showing

Sikh Pioneers in Canada

Nov 24th - Dec 18th

The Gurmat Center youth are sure to impress with their beautiful paintings that they worked hard on as they built their artistic skills all summer long. 

Reception Nov 24th, 6 - 8pm

Join us and meet the artists at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford.

Coming Soon

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“Planned by The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford in partnership with the Chilliwack Visual Artist Association and other regional arts organizations, the Fraser Valley Regional Biennale is a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional artwork produced by artists in the Fraser Valley region over the past two years.”

Art Battle

Art Battle

January 18, 2019

Art Battle® can't wait to come to Abbotsford! 
Please join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community, a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Abbotsford to towns and cities 

around the world! Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the event! All artwork will also be available for silent auction.

Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at 

General Admission $20
Students $15

Open Call

Women in Art Show

March 2019

Calling all female artists!

The Kariton Gallery is celebrating Women’s International Month March 2019 with a Women In Art Show. If you are a woman and you make art we want you!

Submission Deadline: Jan 15th, 2019          

Click here to learn more!

Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of Volunteer Gallery Attendants at the Kariton!

If you've got some spare time and you would like to spend it within the community, please let us know by calling us at 604-852-9358emailing us at, or filling out a printed application by clicking below.