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Arts Alive 2018

Arts Alive 2018

Arts Alive 2018
April 20-June 3, 2018 | Lower Gallery
Opening Reception | April 19, 7-9pm
In collaboration with School District 41

Arts Alive 2018 is an annual showcase of student works held in collaboration with the Burnaby School District. Highlighting works by secondary students, this year’s 36th edition presents a selection of artworks from eight schools across the city.

Through an initial process involving teachers, two students’ work is selected from each participating class for the virtual gallery that will also be on display in the gallery and online. From this collection of works, the Burnaby Art Gallery jury then chooses between five to ten artworks to represent the talents of each school in the gallery’s main exhibition space. The result is a collection of work representing the depth, breadth and extraordinary talents of students across the district.  

Public Programs

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Join us for the opening reception at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception. The evening will also include the opening reception of Vancouver artist David Ostrem’s exhibition Why Won’t You Be Art? in the Upper Gallery. 

Gallery Tour: Sunday, April 29, 2pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Join our knowledgeable guides for a tour of Arts Alive 2018, focussing on artworks created by Burnaby Secondary School art students. 

Image Credit: Ella W., Endangered Animals (detail), 2018, watercolour on paper, grade 8, Burnaby South, Photo: Tai Anderson