Community Art Gallery

The Community Art Gallery at Anvil Centre celebrates the rich cultural landscape of New Westminster. The space forges creative dialogue, brings attention to local art as well as creates new opportunities for artists in our city.  It is an accessible space, where New Westminster based art groups can organize members’ exhibitions.  It is open to New Westminster emerging and established artists working in two dimensional works

Currently Exhibiting: 

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 18 @5pm-7pm
Elder Opening
The Moccasin Dancers

Feature Artist: Kalum Teke Dan- Blackfoot
Location: Community Art Gallery, Anvil Centre 3rd Floor

Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass Biography:

As Indigenous Artists we found that our art was not accepted to be part of shows in some of our communities art galleries.  In speaking with other Indigenous Artists we found that they experienced the same situation.  We created Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass with the goal of giving Indigenous Artists a forum where they could show their best art, connect and encourage one another.

Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass also seeks to encourage and promote young Indigenous Artists.  That has been accomplished through interaction with our Feature Artist and other accomplished Artists that are in our shows.

We have been happy to have all three Indigenous Peoples recognized in Canada - First Nation, Metis, Inuit - represented at most of our shows.

Each of our shows has its own uniqueness.  The Artists are chosen for that particular show including a Feature Artist.  Some shows include Indigenous entertainment. Others have Indigenous food, wine, coffee, tea.  It's an opportunity to show all wonderful Indigenous things.

Past Exhibitions:

Art Talks 



The Abstracted View 

New West Portraits


Three Visions: Walking in New West

AiR Works by Anvil Centre & Solid Waste/Recycling Artists in Residence

Unity of Spirits: Surprising Screens

Worlds of Light & Shadow


Unity of Spirits

Big House

ArchiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Media

Youth & Reconciliation

Things with Wings

Unity of Spirits


Teacher's Lounge


Boulevard Gardens of New Westminster


The Dichotomy of Change

Faces and Places

The Art of History

Expression of Spring

Let Me Count the Ways

Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined