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CANCELLED: Family Sunday

Interacting with art at a Family Sunday. Photo by Pardeep Singh

CANCELLED: Family Sunday

This event has been cancelled due to global concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All events organized by City of Surrey that do not comply with public health orders have been postponed or cancelled until further notice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
March 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Arts Kids and Family



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Surrey Art Gallery

2020-03-15 11:00:00 2020-03-15 15:00:00 America/Vancouver CANCELLED: Family Sunday Drop in to create, explore, and enjoy art with friends and family! Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Create with clay, colour, collage, and more! Surrey Art Gallery invites families and friends to learn, connect, and make art on  March 15 at our spring Family Sunday! The theme of the day is “Let your creativity bloom” and the Gallery’s winter exhibitions will inspire your inner artist! Everyone is welcome at this free drop-in event. Children must be with an adult.

Find yourself among vivid colours and patterns when you experience the artworks currently on display at the Gallery. Learn about Coast Salish design elements through the remarkable art of Susan Point in Spindle Whorl. See how paintings and videos by Don Li-Leger in Counting the Steps of the Sun use abstraction and vibrant colours to show abundant life blossoming in unexpected places.

When you arrive at the Gallery, you will create a circular, wearable booklet that you can use to navigate the event. The circle is an important symbol in Coast Salish art, mimicking the sun, moon, and other elements in nature. The booklet will include a search-and-find activity, as well as other challenges to complete. For each challenge you finish, you will receive an art monster stamp. Inspired by Susan Point’s prints and Don Li-Leger’s paintings, use printmaking and collage to make and take home your own masterpieces!

Consider the innovative ceramic sculptures of artists Don Hutchinson and Ying-Yueh Chuang in Passages as you experiment with clay and its creative possibilities. Imagine a whimsical design and bring it to life with your own hands!

“Family Sunday is fun for all ages, with free artmaking and interactive performances,” says Sophie Vandenbiggelaar, Surrey Art Gallery Engagement Facilitator. “It’s a chance to see contemporary art in the exhibitions and then learn about the artists’ processes as you participate in creative activities together with our wonderful artist-educators. Come and experience this educational and entertaining day with your loved ones!” 

In between art activities, join us for an interactive storytelling performance to learn more about Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous cultures. The story of How Raven Stole the Sun, led by Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly, will delight you with humour and positive energy in this hour-long performance. Pick up your free tickets for either the 12pm or 1:30pm show upon arrival at the Gallery to reserve your spot.

Look for the Gallery’s dedicated sensory-friendly space, which includes resources like noise-cancelling headphones and squishy seats for comfortable and relaxed art exploration. Create different patterns using shapes and colours on a light table, and experience different textures and senses in this inclusive environment.