ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL presented by the MISSION ARTS COUNCIL
In-personIndigenous Pottery & ceramics Visual arts Craft Music Fibre & textile arts
Date and time
MISSION CLAY WORX (Xaytem Longhouse)
7560 Hurd Street
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.
The Arts Alive Festival is to foster an appreciation of the Arts by familiarizing the public with the work of individual artists and their work. Artists, musicians and more will be located at four different venues on Saturday, Sept 23rd, 2023. The event takes place from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a passport stamp event . Visitors go to each venue get your passport stamped, to win prizes
7560 Hurd Street Mission Clay Worx -
***main site, music, clay demos, artist vendors, food truck and more. Bring a chair and listen to music in Kinsmen park.
33529 1st Ave Mission Arts Center -
***Solo art exhibition, Gallery, gift shop, Art Vendors and Harpist Sharon Widdows ad the MAC Community Orchestra will perform music
35087 Lougheed Hwy - Xaytem Longhouse interpretive Center - Indigenous artisans, weavers and cedar basket demos, and Golden Bannock food truck
33389 Harbor Ave - Harbor House - Mission Artists Association artists display of work. This exhibition is for two days Sept 23 and 24. Hours 10 - 4 on Sunday Sept 24
- Mission Arts Council website missionartscouncil.ca
Mission Arts Council
Mission Arts Council (MAC) was established in the City of Mission, BC in 1972.
Our programs, events and festivals continue to grow as the community of Mission grows and becomes more invested in the arts.
Our major annual events include the Fraser Valley Children’s Festival, the Rivers Edge Horror Short Film Festival and our Christmas Craft Market. These events have become so popular that we attract people from Kamloops to Whistler.
MAC offers a variety of inclusive programs and workshops for people of all ages, interests, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses. We seek to use arts and culture as a catalyst to build upon and enhance our local traditions and further develop a strong sense of place and make Mission a great place to live and visit.
The existing Arts Center is located in a heritage house built in 1925. The Rock Family Gallery (named after the owners of the building) offers 17 exhibitions to emerging artists in the Fraser Valley. There is a small gift shop where local artisans can show and sell their work and the facility is able to offer two small artisan studios. The studios draw new people to the arts center and the artists can create in a likeminded environment which showcases their work. Presently the two studios are occupied and there is a waitlist.
MAC offers unique programs such as:
• Ignite Youth program which offers our artist members an opportunity to mentor a youth between the ages of 13 to 23 and paid to instruct the youth candidate in their chosen medium,
• Spring Break and Summer Camp MAC art classes for children aged 5-12,
• Indigenous Art program with workshops, and classes,
• Hand building clay sessions at our satellite studio Mission Clay Worx for children to adults, as well as partnering with Hospice for bereavement sessions for families, adults and children.
• As new art activities emerge, MAC endeavors to create new inclusive programs to accommodate these new ideas.
This event is part of a hub:
The City of Mission invites you to participate in our Culture Days celebration! Events will be happening throughout the city including 1st Avenue, Fraser Valley Regional Library branch, Mission Archives, Mission Museum, and the Clarke Found...