hanging art installation

Artists connecting neighbors through creativity. Make art and feel at home with Keely O’Brien.

Join us to explore your artistic side at Clayton Community Centre and connect with your neighbors through creative group projects.

How can a community centre feel like home?

Keely O'Brien

Join artist Keely O'Brien as she leads the 2023 Artist in Residence program. The Feel at Home series explores the question "How can a Community Centre feel like home?" and highlights Clayton's uniqueness and community.

These projects celebrate the belonging and creativity of all participants.   

Join a project

Youth takeover

This spring, youth took over and engaged one of our spaces at Clayton Community Centre, designing and creating an art installation.

Yoga and Art

Increase your sense of well-being through art and movement in a yoga and art class. The next series will start November 8, 2023.

Books by my Bed

Create a self-portrait through book lists that you can share with your neighbours. These will turn into unique installations at the Surrey Libraries, Clayton Branch.

Family Heirlooms

Create a beautiful heirloom that expresses your family history, using copies of old photos or images from Surrey archives. Registration opens Sunday, July 30. 


If you have any questions, please contact Community Art Programs Coordinator Ximali Kadeena-Guscoth at communityart@surrey.ca.


Past residencies

jen clark

Jen Clark is a local artist whose paintings explore how humans see the natural world. Her painting style is both abstract and realistic. She specializes in large-scale murals, including projects with the Vancouver Mural Festival.

Jen worked with the summer arts camp kids to create The Beekeepers' Mural at Clayton Community Centre. Each camper participated in a field trip to a local hive, where they met a beekeeper from the Honeybee Centre. Campers saw how the hive works and learned the importance of healthy bee communities. Afterwards, campers painted a hexagon tile that became part of the final honeycomb pattern mural. View the final project to see what is buzzing.


wide view of beekeepers mural
Photo of Tamara Unroe looking at the camera, a woman with glasses and white hair tied into two buns on top of her head, wearing a purple shirt and grew sweater


Tamara Unroe is a maker, a puppeteer, and a committed dumpster diver. She studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and puppetry with Sandglass Theatre in Vermont. She has worked with artists and communities in Canada, Taiwan, Europe, and Thailand. Tamara builds large- scale puppets, shadow puppets, costumes, and sculptural installations, often incorporating found objects and sound.

In spring of 2022, community members joined Tamara to play with puppets, light, and sound. Check out the completed video projects below!



children watching shadow puppets
Claire Moore


Claire Moore is a multi-media artist who lives and works near Crescent Beach. Her art practice ranges from small-scale sculptural interventions to large format oil paintings and her process is often collaborative.

Claire has collected poses from the Clayton Heights community—poses that reflect people's experience of the past year. Claire's drawings explore the many ways people have been impacted by the pandemic and how we hold these memories in our bodies. The collection of drawings, entitled Strike a Pose, is on display at Clayton Community Centre.


A long gallery wall with life-drawing images hung on it and two people walking towards the camera, looking at the drawings.


Jude Campbell


Jude Campbell is a Surrey-based artist who collects found objects and personal historical artifacts. She reconfigures these into multimedia installations to give voice to personal and community stories.

After meeting with local residents to listen to their stories, Jude used the text from these stories to create a hanging sculpture entitled COVID Reflections that hangs in Clayton Community Centre.


Image of a hanging sculpture made from acetate sheets rolled into cones and hung in spirals, painted in shades of blue with words stenciled on. Photo from underneath the sculpture looking straight up at it.