Sketching in courtyard

Everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Gallery.

To keep your visit safe, masks are required for those 12 years old and up regardless of vaccination status.

You need to show proof of vaccination if you're coming for an event. You don't need to show proof if you're coming for an exhibition visit, participating in an art class, or if you're a caregiver dropping off or picking up a child from an art class.

Space is limited to ensure physical distancing. 

Before visiting, please review City of Surrey's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information, including Proof of Vaccination Requirements


13750 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 3L1


Phone: 604-501-5566


Plan your visit

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2–9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 9–5pm

Groups may contact the Gallery to make arrangements for visits at other times.

How to Get Here

Taking the bus? Easily plan your trip online!

From Surrey Central or King George SkyTrain stations, take 96 B-Line or 321 Bus to Surrey Arts Centre

If driving from:

  • Abbotsford, take HWY 1 West or Fraser HWY
  • Vancouver, take HWY 1 East or BC 91 and Nordel Way

Parking is free.

Free Admission

That's right. We believe art should be open to all. That being said, we do appreciate donations to keep your Gallery experience free!


We are committed to providing accessible and inclusive services, programs, and opportunities. Surrey Arts Centre currently has gold certification from the Rick Hansen Foundation and we are working on more. For your visit, you may want to know:

  • Surrey Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible
  • There is a universal washroom located on the ground floor

Sketching in the Gallery

Make art while experiencing art! We are excited to offer drawing benches for people to use to sketch the art on display. Drawing bench dimensions are 38" long x 9.5" wide by 33" high. Each bench comes with a drawing board measuring 24" x 32.5". 

All skill levels welcome! Bring your own gallery-friendly art materials (pencils, paper, and coloured pencils).

Sketching in the Gallery is available during exhibition visits.

Sketching in Surrey Art Gallery with The Summons face mask

Public Art

In addition to our current exhibitions, there are many public artworks for you to enjoy at Surrey Arts Centre and surrounding Bear Creek Park. 

  • Maurice Van Der Beke - Mandala After Prayer Wheel

    Mandala After Prayer Wheel

    Spin this large public prayer wheel connected to Buddhist beliefs and traditions made by Maurice Van Der Beke. You can find it in the upper lobby of Surrey Arts Centre.

    Learn More
  • Drew Atkins - Retro-Perspective


    See this vinyl glazing by Drew Atkins on the Surrey Arts Centre's courtyard windows. It combines Coast Salish design elements with a retro look that speaks to Kwantlen First Nation’s long history on the land where Surrey now sits.

    Learn More
  • Eight Salmon Heads bottom panel

    Eight Salmon Heads

    This design by Leslie Wells on the program room windows of the Surrey Arts Centre honours the salmon valued by the coast-dwelling Semiahmoo First Nation, as well as the salmon that continue to spawn in nearby Bear Creek.

    Learn More