Arts Council Calls On Artists For Christmas Artisan Gift Fair

By May 11, 2013Arts

Yes it’s that time of year again! The Abbotsford Arts Council announces a call for visual artists for the 2013 Christmas Artisan Gift Fair and Small Painting Show, to take place October 29-December 21, 2013, at the Kariton Art Gallery. The Fair is an eight week initiative to provide the City of Abbotsford a unique place to buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, while, at the same time, impart support and recognition for local artisans. The Fair will also consist of a “Small Painting Show,” featuring small paintings, prints and photo art by members of the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society, Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild, and other local artists.

Submissions for original, handmade visual artwork will be accepted until May 28, 2013. Artists living in B.C.’s Fraser Valley are invited to apply. Applications are available for download at, or the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact our office by email at or visit our website at

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. We consist of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. We showcase the talents of local artists at the Kariton Art Gallery and at a number of events throughout the year including the Envision Concert Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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