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Each September, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of communities come together and invite Canadians to discover their cultural spirit and passion. Culture Days: For our love of culture - five years and growing!
Posted Date: April 24, 2014
The Port Moody Arts Centre invites you to join them on Thursday, May 1 from 7-9pm for a talk on ‘Art & Arthritis.’ Otto Kamensek, Ceramics Artist in Residence, will give a tour of his current exhibition and studio, as well as discuss the release of pain, frustration and stress through art. A suggested donation of $10 per person will be donated to the ‘OK Bursary’ which was set up to assist artists in financial need. Pre-registration required at or by calling the Arts Centre at 604.931.2008.
Posted Date: April 24, 2014
The Artist in Residence Program in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows invites Canadian artistic teams and collectives in all disciplines including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, poets, choreographers, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary and performance artists, etc. and from any part of British Columbia or Canada to submit proposals for two studio residencies – Osprey Village Retail Storefront, Pitt Meadows (two years) and Fern Crescent Residence, Maple Ridge (three years).
Posted Date: April 16, 2014
This First Nation basket was acquired by Robert Lennie, a Baptist Minister. He came to New Westminster in 1885 and travelled the area preaching. In his travels, he traded and collected a wide variety of First Nation baskets, this example being one of the largest.
Posted Date: April 08, 2014
At the March 25, 2014 Council Meeting we were delighted to have Emily Amaral perform for us
Posted Date: March 26, 2014
The March 11 Art at Council presentation was from Louise Archambault, the director of Gabrielle, and her thoughts on the making of the film.
Posted Date: March 12, 2014
In 2007, the family of talented artist Kwi Am Choi endowed the Port Moody Arts Centre Society (PMACS) with funds to create the Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Fund. The fund was established to provide encouragement and support to emerging artists between the ages of 15 to 30. The objectives of the fund are to further the skills and experiences of student artists, to expand their artistic careers, and to enable them to better promote their work. This is to be done by covering the costs of mounting and exhibition of their work at the Port Moody Arts Centre. The amount of the scholarship for 2014 will be $1500. Deadline: Monday, July 21, 2014 by 5:00pm PST
Posted Date: March 12, 2014
The Youth ArtsFest, now in its 3rd year, provides an opportunity to showcase the diverse talents of students between the ages of 13 - 18. With an eclectic mix of music, dance, visual art and more, this festival promises to evenings of fun, entertainment, and a few surprises along the way. You need to be between the ages of 13-18. We welcome applications from students in the Tri-Cities and beyond. Application Deadline: EXTENDED to April 17, 2014 @ 5pm PST.
Posted Date: March 12, 2014
Kaboom! The Port Moody Art Explosion
KaBoom! A Who's Who of artists in a surprise-filled, creatively-combustible evening of art and entertainment - welcome to Kaboom!
Posted Date: March 10, 2014
The City of Port Moody is seeking an artist, or artist team, to create a significant piece of public art for the newly renovated Moody Street Overpass. All project details and submission requirements can be found in the Request for Qualifications. The Request for Qualifications may be downloaded in either PDF or Word formats. Deadline for qualification submissions is Tuesday April 1, 2014.
Posted Date: March 04, 2014
Bruce Campbell, Executive Director of the Port Moody Arts Centre is excited to invite everyone to stop by the Arts Centre on Friday and/or Saturday to watch the Centennial Appleyard House make the move to its final location on the grounds of the Arts Centre.
Posted Date: February 27, 2014
Originally from Ontario, Deborah Colvin has recently brought her figurative, mixed media art practice to the Tri-Cities.
Posted Date: February 25, 2014
The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is pleased to present a new program to promote music and community spirit across the province. “Sing Me A Song” is an opportunity for musical groups of all ages and genres to write and sing an original song in the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017. Groups are encouraged to write a song about what Canada’s 150th Birthday means to them or their community. Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of musicians from around the province and an award of $1,000 will be granted annually in each of three age categories. Entries will be posted on the Lieutenant Governor’s website and YouTube channel to be viewed by all British Columbians.
Posted Date: February 20, 2014
The preliminary round is on now! Video auditions! Deadline is March 15, 2014.
Posted Date: February 13, 2014
The Feb. 11 2014 Art at Council was a trio of musicians. All three of these world-class performers now call Port Moody home. Find out the background information on each of them
Posted Date: February 12, 2014
PoMo ArtsFest is recruiting volunteers for Port Moody’s premier art festival (Thursday, February 20 – Sunday, February 23). This is a fun-filled art festival of music, dance, visual arts & spoken word.
Posted Date: February 11, 2014
Art at Council January for January 28, 2014 features Teen Author Shirin Segran.
Posted Date: January 28, 2014
The Yarilo Contemporary Music Society is pleased to present their 2014 Annual Piano Competition. Applicants are encouraged to apply to win a $2,000 scholarship and, an opportunity to perform with the Coquitlam Orchestra.
Posted Date: January 16, 2014
This past November the City added to its private collection by purchasing an acrylic painting titled 3’s Company by local artist Marilyn Gage. The piece was selected by the fire department and will be on display in the new Inlet Centre Fire Hall when it becomes operational this spring.
Posted Date: January 15, 2014
The City of Port Moody is seeking an artist, or artist team, to create a vignette intended to enhance and identify bike lanes in Port Moody. All project details and submission requirements can be found in the Request for Proposals. The Request for Proposals may be downloaded in either PDF or Word formats. Deadline for design proposals is Friday February 28, 2014.
Posted Date: January 10, 2014
Visual Arts, Ceramics, Music, Professional Development and Workshops. Program information and registration details can be found online
Posted Date: December 19, 2013
Tickets for PoMo ArtsFest (formerly Port Moody Festival of the Arts) are now on sale—a timely solution for festive gifting dilemmas. Featuring eight events over four days, ticket prices range from free for Storytelling with Dan Bar-el to $35 for the Festival Gala World Jazz performance and Opening Reception featuring virtuoso Jens Lindemann. Tickets are available from Port Moody Arts Centre at 2425 St. Johns Street (604.931.2008) as well as online through the website,
Posted Date: December 19, 2013
ArtsConnect's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:30pm at Wilson Centre - 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC. If you require further details in advance of the meeting please visit
Posted Date: December 15, 2013
We topped off the year of Art at Council’s with a live performance by local resident and performer extraordinaire Frankie Cena.
Posted Date: December 11, 2013
CP Holiday Train ready to roll through Port Moody on Dec 16
The CP Holiday Train stops off in Port Moody on Monday, December 16 – come down for an evening of festive family fun!
Posted Date: December 03, 2013
As part of the City of Port Moody’s Centennial celebrations we commissioned Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield to design and carve two traditional Central Coast Salish House Posts. As our Centennial year draws to a close, Mayor and Council invite you to join us on Saturday, December 7 at 2:30pm outside Port Moody City Hall for the unveiling of this public art installation. A reception will follow in the Galleria. Funding for this public art project provided through Heritage Canada.
Posted Date: November 28, 2013
To recognize Port Moody’s Centennial, Geoff Cameron, Port Moody resident, long time member of the Port Moody Rock & Gem Club, and master faceter has cut a special stone.
Posted Date: November 27, 2013
Vicki Allesia is an exceptional artist who is highly involved in the local arts community. Her artistic medium is painting, and her subject matter varies from realism to abstraction
Posted Date: November 13, 2013
Tuk Caldwell began his journey of studying and teaching art in Sydney, Australia. In 1966, he made the move to Canada and taught at Terry Fox high school for 24 years. During that time Tuk joined the Port Moody Art Association and the Federation of Canadian Artists, where upon he was granted signature status in 1992
Posted Date: October 25, 2013
The Miss Port Moody competition started in 1949 as part of the Alderside Regatta. The competition was co-sponsored by the Port Moody Board of Trade as a way to attract good publicity for the regatta and town
Posted Date: October 25, 2013
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