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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Artist Atheana Picha stands outside under a cloudy sky with a prominent woven blanket with geometric shapes wrapped around her shoulders.
    Atheana Picha
  • An abstract vinyl mural of blues, reds, and yellows in circles, trigons, and ovals spans the top windows of the entrance to Surrey Arts Centre.
    Atheana Picha, Echoes, 2022.

Ancestral Echoes: In Conversation with Atheana Picha


Design Indigenous Storytelling Visual arts
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Surrey Art Gallery

13750 88 ave

Metro Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Celebrating the installation of her mural Echoes on the windows of the Arts Centre, hear from Atheana Picha about her use of Coast Salish visual language throughout her practice. From Kwantlen and Tsartlip Nations, Picha is a multidisciplinary artist with experience in ceramics, printmaking, wood carving, and public art murals throughout the Lower Mainland.



Surrey Art Gallery

Founded in 1975, Surrey Art Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Recognized for its award-winning programs, the Gallery engages children through to adults in ongoing conversations that affect our lives and provides opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. The Gallery is located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey on the unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) nations. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges operating funding from the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.

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City of Surrey Surrey, BC

Enjoy a wide variety of Arts and Culture activities spread across the City of Surrey. Culture Days programming includes a range of free activities and events organized by the Surrey Civic Theatres, Surrey Art Gallery, Historic Stewart Farm,...