Free Activities and Workshops in Celebration of Culture Days


In celebration of culture, heritage, and the arts, a variety of free in-person and virtual workshops and fun arts and culture activities are being offered throughout Abbotsford beginning September 24 as part of a national Culture Days initiative.
The upcoming free Culture Days activities being offered throughout the city include painting workshops, public art digital tours, printmaking, a community cultural scavenger hunt, art show and tell sessions, and a First Nations exhibit.

Featured events:

A Study of Birds: Watercolour Workshop with local artist Julia Martens 
Saturday, September 25th: 1pm – 4pm 
2387 Ware Street, Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford 

Acrylic Painting with Chantelle Trainor-Matties 
Saturday, October 2nd: 1:30pm – 3pm 
2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford Recreation Centre

Public Art and Community Heritage Digital Tour 
September 25 – October 24 

Relief Print Making with Emilie Kvist 
Saturday, October 2nd: 3:30pm – 5pm 
2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford 

Art Show and Tell for Teens
Wednesday, September 29th: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Art Show and Tell for Adults
Wednesday, October 13th: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Virtual Tour of Trethewey House 
Friday, September 24 

The River People and the Land: Living with S’ólh Téméxw Exhibit
Friday, October 1st: 4 to 6 PM (Opening Reception)
2313 Ware Street, Heritage Gallery 

Community Cultural Scavenger Hunt 
October 1 – 24 
32388 Veterans Way, The Reach Gallery Museum

Abbotsford Culture Days events run from September 24th through October 24th and are hosted by the City, The Reach Gallery Museum, and the Abbotsford Arts Council. For a complete event listing, access to free tickets and for more information, visit


Culture Days is the largest collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Every year, thousands of events are connected under the celebratory banner of Culture Days - communities large and small are united from coast to coast to coast to increase public engagement in cultural experiences through free, participatory arts and culture events.

For more information contact:

Aletta Vanderheyden
Communications and Public Relations Manager
City of Abbotsford