Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 



Creative Escapes

Chilliwack Children's Art Festival Sept 23-24

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC


Fairy Tale princesses at the Art Festival in 2015.


reate art and memories this September 23 and 24 with the Chilliwack Children’s Arts Festival.


Presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, and sponsored in part by TD Bank Group, the festival will feature activities, performances, workshops, and oodles of art-based fun inside G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School, 45955 Thomas Road.


Kicking off the festivities, the princesses from Ever After Events will enchant guests with an evening of story time and sing-along favourites during the special Princess Pajama Party to be held on Friday, September 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There are only a limited number of seats for this performance so young princes and princesses are encouraged to purchase their tickets early!


Leading into the main festival on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will enjoy a myriad of make-and-take art activities for children of all ages, from printmaking and spin art to jewellery and felt crafts. Beyond the main activity stations, children are invited to take part in two special workshops led by instructors Stephanie Brubaker and Darlene Kee: Wonderful Watercolour Washes and Mandala Magic. By pre-registering for an additional $8, children will have the opportunity to experiment with vibrant watercolours on fabric and explore the magical art of Mandalas.


In addition to hands-on art creation, the festival will boast mesmerizing live performances by a trio of exceptional acts. Dustin the Purple Pirate will sail into the theatre to showcase his magical theatre talents with a swashbuckling twist and the Tim Sars Trio will have everyone up singing and dancing along to their range of upbeat rhythms. While Ever After Princesses will return to delight audiences with more songs and crafts fit for royalty and NZR Productions’ interactive characters will add a splash of personality to the festivities.


Join the Chilliwack Community Arts Council on September 23 and 24 to spark the young imaginations in your family with the Chilliwack Children’s Arts Festival. Tickets for the September 23 Princess Pajama Party are $10 per child, Festival tickets for September 24 are $8 per child or $28 for a group of four, and art workshops are an additional $8 per child, per workshop. New for this year, parents are invited to attend the festival free of charge! Tickets are on sale online through, in-person at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, 20-5725 Vedder Rd., or over the phone by calling 604 769 2787. 


About the Chilliwack Community Arts Council

Founded in 1960, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council is a registered charitable organization and home to artists, crafters, and arts and cultural enthusiasts. We strive to provide quality events, classes, workshops, and activities that allow our community to engage in the arts as well as offer support for individuals, groups, and organizations within the arts community.



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