8 Places to Explore Art in New West

Arts and culture play a significant role in today’s society. It symbolizes beauty, diversity, society, and the history of what came to be. New Westminster is a hotspot for showcasing the different types of art and culture embraced within the community, as well as supporting local artists and crafters. Check out these places in New West that provide artists with a safe environment to showcase their work to the community – some that even encourage you to bring out your own artistic skills!

Mosaic Art Studio

Mosaic Art Studio invites you to participate in a hands on workshop where you can create your very own Turkish lamp using mosaic art pieces. You can experience the vibrant Turkish culture with dedicated professionals who are passionate about sharing the culture with you, while learning more about the fascinating beauty of mosaic making. They are fully prepared to host groups, parties and events, and can be easily booked through their website.

πŸ“: 332 Columbia St Unit 10, New Westminster, BC

Anvil Centre

Right across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain Station is the Anvil Centre, the home to numerous conferences, events, and public spaces. The Anvil Centre offers multiple public spaces for local artists; the popular Community Art Gallery is partnered with the Arts Council of New Westminster and provides space for local artists to showcase their work. Their artwork is displayed on the wall along the 3rd-floor theatre and is open for all guests to come explore.

Additionally, the New Media Gallery also located inside the Anvil Centre holds exhibitions of unique artwork and imagery covering the effects of technology in our lives. Founded in 2014, the New Media Gallery has hosted more than 160 different artists from around the globe to demonstrate their exceptional creativity. They design and build about 3-4 unique, authentic exhibitions each year that can only be seen at the New Media Gallery, so you don’t want to miss out!

πŸ“: 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC

Queen’s Park Gallery

Nestled into the beautiful Queen’s Park of New Westminster, lies a small community space called the Centennial Lodge. Here, you can visit the Queen’s Park Gallery, a community art gallery that provides a cozy venue for working artists in Metro Vancouver to showcase their artworks to the community. They hold numerous exhibitions throughout the year for artists to engage with the community through their artworks.

πŸ“: Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park, New Westminster, BC

Moodswing Coffee and Bar

A hidden gem in the streets of Front St is the Moodswing Coffee and Bar, a vintage-style cafΓ© that is perfect for a quick coffee break. As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted by fun artwork and paintings decorated along the walls and countertops, and guests can sit down and enjoy the vibrant colours and cozy vibes during the visit.

πŸ“: 655 Front St, New Westminster, BC

Pottery Works

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PotteryWorks is a studio and gallery in New Westminster dedicated to empowering and advocating for artists overcoming disabilities through the power of art. Fully committed to inclusion, PotteryWorks offers workshops to inspire one another with their unique artistic skills and also has a public retail space to not only display and sell the artists’ creations but to also showcase the individual styles of each artist to the community. Their public space is located inside the River Market at the Westminster Quay – come check it out!

πŸ“: 612 Victoria St, New Westminster, BC

New West Craft

New West Craft is a public market that occurs every first and third Saturday of each month at the Westminster Quay. This public market offers more than 40 vendors for local artists and crafters to share their works with the community. It provides a vibrant and inclusive environment for the community to support local artisans, and visitors can explore various pieces of art ranging from jewellery, paintings, keychains, crafts, and lots more. The next one is happening on May 18 from 11 am – 4 pm!

πŸ“: River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC

I Heart New West Community Space

The I Heart New West Community Space is run by the New West Artists organization and holds exhibitions throughout the year to support new and experienced artists. Located at Columbia Square on 78 Tenth Street in New Westminster, the gallery creates opportunities to increase awareness and appreciation in the community by showcasing and selling all artwork done by their artists. Their purpose is to act as a community resource for the artists and provide an inclusive environment to leverage artistic works.

πŸ“: Unit 103 – 78 10th Street Columbia Square, New Westminster, BC

Van Dop Art Gallery

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Founded in 1996, the Van Dop Art Gallery in New Westminster is its very own home gallery, a unique concept of transforming their home into an artistic showroom to bring a comfortable, intimate experience of art viewing. Ranging from paintings, photography, and sculptures, to other media available for viewing, the Van Dop Art Gallery has received multiple awards and is recognized throughout BC as a leading gallery.

πŸ“: 421 Richmond St, New Westminster, BC

Along with all these fun places to experience art in New West, the city is also home to several murals and sculptures that can be seen all around the city. So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to New Westminster today and explore the beautiful city filled with art and culture!