Have you ever witnessed someone make a woodcarving with a chain saw? That’s how 3-D Visual Arts Arty Award Nominee Jonas Melan creates life-sized (or bigger) woodcarvings of animals, which have been sold all over the world. He says that “when you carve an animal into the tree, the tree takes on a life that is unlike if you create an inanimate object like table or a clock.” Pretty cool!
Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a voice and resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the community through the Arts.
We are proud to provide the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique as a resource for local artists to showcase their art.
In addition to the Kariton Gallery, the Abbotsford Arts Council produces a number of successful events to showcase local artists such as the Envision Coffee House Concert Series & Concert in the Park Series, Arty Awards, Arts & Heritage Unity Festival, and the Abbotsford Christmas Craft Fair. We also offer a wonderful education speaker series called “Art of Marketing”.
Artists, and those interested in the arts in Abbotsford, should check out our Resource Centre in the Kariton Gallery, home to member group information, auditions, job postings and volunteer opportunities. Those interested in receiving regular updates on arts and culture events in Abbotsford should sign up for our email announcements.
We invite you to visit our gallery and boutique, attend our events, and become a member of the Abbotsford Arts Council to help support community arts. Thank you for your help in keeping the arts alive and thriving in Abbotsford.