Get crafty for a chance to win a prize and have your masterpiece displayed

November 27, 2020
Museum of Surrey

Surrey, BC –It can be difficult to occupy young people during the COVID-19 pandemic,
but Museum of Surrey has a sustainable solution – an upcycling art contest! Children
and youth are encouraged to create art at home with old textiles for a chance to win a
prize and the opportunity to have their masterpiece on display.
“The only rule is participants have to use existing materials instead of new ones, and
most importantly, have fun!” said Museum of Surrey Curator Colleen Sharpe of the
contest inspired by the new feature exhibit Nature's Clothesline.

To enter, post a photo of your child’s project to social media and hashtag it
#MuseumOfSurrey and/or email it to museum@surrey.ca before December 11. All
participants will be invited to display their creations February 3 - 21, 2021. Projects will be
judged in two categories (children up to age 12 and youth ages 13 to 18). Museum staff
will shortlist final entries and then put the final decision to a vote on social media from
December 14 - 16, 2020.

Prizes for each category are a $250 Native Shoes gift card for first place and a $100
Native Shoes gift card for second. Visit surrey.ca/museum for more details.

Free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided tours of the museum are available from
Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols as
per Health BC, City of Surrey and WorkSafe BC. Registration required. Call 604-592-6956.
Take a virtual tour of the exhibit at https://my.matterport.com.

About Museum of Surrey

Museum of Surrey is a dynamic and accessible community hub and cultural space that
reflects the City of Surrey’s innovation and creativity. It is a people museum, with a
mission to connect people and stories through engaging events, interactive awardwinning
exhibits, programs, textiles and local, national and international exhibitions, as
well as public space for rentals. The site, located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey, is on
the Heritage Campus, home to Veterans Square, Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and
Anniedale School.

Contact Info

Kristyl Clark
Communications Coordinator
Heritage Services
604-502-6463
Kristyl.clark@surrey.ca