Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA)

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is an independent, non-profit society dedicated to the support of the Surrey Art Gallery. As an advocate for the Gallery, SAGA raises funds and operates programs which complement those presented by Gallery staff.

Proceeds from SAGA's fundraising contribute to Gallery exhibitions, publications, programs and projects.

Inquiries about SAGA can be directed to President, Joan Owen at 604-531-8118.

SAGA Activities

Gift Shop 

SAGA's beautiful gift shop is located in the Surrey Art Gallery, which is in the Surrey Arts Centre. We offer a varied selection of original work by artists and artisans from around the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands. Choose from decorative and functional pottery, handcrafted jewellery, limited edition prints, hand blown glass, original paintings, artisan soaps, photography, turned wood, fabric art, and art cards.

The annual Show & Sale takes place in November/December. Closer to the date, look for it in the Events section.

Phone: 604-501-5187

Planning a visit to the Gift Shop? View our visitor information.

SAGA's gift shop at the Surrey Art Gallery

Art Rental and Sale

The opportunity for art lovers to enjoy original paintings by local artists in their homes and offices is the focus of the Art Rental and Sale program. It provides the opportunity for people to experiment with what suits their taste without making a significant commitment. The paintings—in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and collage, and ranging in style from realism to abstract—are on display in the Gift Shop and along the art rental hallway.

Monthly rental rates range from $5 to $30. For those who choose to purchase a work, 80% of the first year's rent is applied toward the purchase price.

Thursday Artist Talks

SAGA co-sponsors this program with the Surrey Art Gallery. Each month (except July and August), members of SAGA and the public can see illustrated presentations given by regional artists, artisans and art experts.

Upcoming Thursday Artist Talks are listed in the Events section.

Curator's Exhibition Tours

SAGA offers a Curator's tour of current exhibitions to its members and their guests.

Upcoming Curator's Tours are listed in the Events section.

Curator's tour, February 2011

Gala Events

Various fundraising events with art themes that invite the public's interest and financial support.

Upcoming events are listed in the Events section.

Become a member

SAGA believes that contemporary art provides all people with an opportunity to reflect upon our

  • culture,
  • society,
  • issues, and the
  • ideas of our time.

It is important that the residents of our young, growing city have access to our visual and cultural heritage. SAGA's efforts play an essential role in realizing these goals through the events and services provided, and by actively supporting the programs of the Surrey Art Gallery. SAGA is a member of the Volunteer Committee of Art Museums, the Canadian Friends of Museums, and the Arts Council of Surrey.

The Surrey Art Gallery Association invites you to discover, enjoy and support the Surrey Art Gallery and the visual arts in this community. Membership in SAGA is a way of showing your support for our city's Gallery and arts community. Membership privileges include a newsletter, art rental, and a discount at the SAGA Gift Shop. Memberships are renewed in May of each year and include individual, family, student, senior and corporate categories.

Memberships are available at the Gift Shop.