With the help of the Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford Today is publishing a short feature on each of those who were nominated for an Arty Award in 2013.
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 2 Dimensional Arty Award Nominee Tyson Lessing is a self-taught photographer who volunteers his time and talents to take pictures at his daughter’s school events, often taking pictures of students for fellow parents, capturing important times in their children’s lives.
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.