Sketching in courtyard

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


13750 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 3L1


Phone: 604-501-5566


Plan your visit

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday–Thursday: 4–7pm
  • Saturday: 10am–3pm

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 97cm long x 24cm wide by 84cm high. Each bench comes with a drawing board measuring 61 cm x 83cm. 

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

Permanent Art on Display

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

An ominous-looking face painted on found oil drums and car hoods hangs above a doorway.


Whimsical and ominous all at once, Davide Pan’s sculpture transforms found oil drums and car hoods into the face of a “Mean God.”

Four bodies made of wire mesh are in different positions amidst a block of mesh hanging from a ceiling

Sky with Swimmers

Sherrard Grauer’s monumental sculpture models three-dimensional space and movement through the intricate manipulation of wire mesh.

A cluster of 7 white wires hang from a ceiling with sensors at the ends

I Am Listening

This audio-responsive interactive listening machine by Brady Marks contains microphones at the end of each wire. Make some noise underneath and eight white LED lights dance up each strand. 

Maurice Van Der Beke - Mandala After Prayer Wheel

Mandala After Prayer Wheel

This large public prayer wheel by Maurice Van Der Beke is connected to Buddhist beliefs and traditions. Give it a spin!

Drew Atkins - Retro-Perspective


This vinyl glazing by Drew Atkins 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.

Five grey vertical sculptures made of clay in various geometric and organic stand on separate bases in a reflecting pool.

Monumental Sculptures

These five giant sculptures in the courtyard show artist Keith Rice-Jones's love of shapes and the relationships between forms. Two are from his geometric series; three are from his organic series.

3 pieces of deadwood are arranged to look like a figure holding out arms

Taiko Tao

This sculpture by Michael Dennis is made of dead pieces of fir and cedar, reanimated as a figure in our courtyard subject to rain and sun and processes of decay.

a piece of deadwood tinged a blue-green and with a hole in the middle stands upright amongst trees and bushes


This other figurative sculpture in the courtyard by Michael Dennis shows how a mood can be expressed through a physical pose. Like Taiko Tao, Jump is made of wood found on the artist's Denman Island property.

A great blue heron stands in profile against a red sun and green background on a cloth banner, with the mirror image on a banner beside it

The Fisherman's Charm

Commissioned for the Public Art Banner program, Anthony Gabriel’s artwork captures the symbolic power of the great blue heron in Semiahmoo culture.

 Leslie Wells - Eight Salmon Heads

Eight Salmon Heads

This design by Leslie Wells honours the salmon valued by the coast-dwelling Semiahmoo First Nation, as well as the salmon that continue to spawn in nearby Bear Creek.

Melanie Cassidy, Michael Filimowicz, Brady Marks, and Philippe Pasquier - Lingua Aqua

Lingua Aqua

This public artwork by Melanie Cassidy, Michael Filimowicz, Brady Marks, and Philippe Pasquier creates an immersive sonic environment that pays tribute to languages and first sounds.

Phyllis Atkins - We Are All Connected to This Land

We Are All Connected to this Land

This public artwork by Phyllis Atkins on Bear Creek Bridge is filled with symbolic figures to Kwantlen People.

Joan Miriam Adams - Winged Lion Woman

Winged Lion Woman

This large sculpture by Joan Miriam Adams inspired by mythology presides over Bear Creek Gardens like a sphinx. 

Rev. Dr. Byung Sub Van - Poetry Rock

Poetry Rock

This poem by Rev. Dr. Byung Sub Van engraved in English and Korean on a rock in Bear Creek Gardens reflects on the theme of water.