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
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.