are pleased to present . . . 


JULY 5 & 6, 2019

July 5, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

July 6, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


An event the whole family can enjoy featuring, outdoor painting competition, over 15+ artisans, OPUS ART SUPPLIESMuckabout Gift Gallery children’s art workshop and live entertainment.


Burnaby, BC – July 5th & 6th, 2019 – Visitors to the Deer Lake Gallery in Burnaby will once again be dazzled by an event noted for being fun for the entire family!  The Summer Arts Festival kicks off Friday Night @ 6 pm and continues to an all-day event on Saturday, July 6th from 10 am to 5 pm.  We have booked the best in local performers and professional artists set against the beautiful Deer Lake Park.  The Festival activities are surrounded by majestic trees and park on nearby Deer Lake, Burnaby.


Creative Station hosted by our presenting sponsor, Opus Art Supplies. Explore new things – experiment, get hands-on, try something new, and stock up on summer memories of creating in the park! Stop by the Opus tent to experience the magic of marbling, where you will create swirls of glorious colour and lift it onto a paper surface. This ancient art technique involves floating paints on the surface of a gel-like medium (known as the “marbling size”) and then transferring the floating design onto paper or fabric. In addition to marbling, festival participants are invited to collaborate on a large scale painting with POSCA Acrylic Paint Markers. From doodles to details, express yourself and make your mark on a communal painting! Opus will supply the surface and paint – bring your creative ideas to add to the artwork and help make a community masterpiece. 


Let your imagination run WILD we are stoked to have Muckabout Gift Gallery on site at our upcoming 5th Annual Summer Arts Festival at our Kidz Zone ‘inspiration station’. They will be working with the kids on a free hands on mixed media project, opening up your art to endless creative possibilities. Layering colour, texture and imagery together. We are pleased to have such great art experience at our event!


AcroFire will be putting on an epic show. Lukas Knab is a contemporary circus performer and object manipulator specializing in a variety of different juggling and flow arts.  He will be presenting one of his favorite modalities in the form of contact juggling, which is a mesmerizing art using a single crystal ball which is sure to trick the viewers senses! AcroFire Entertainment here in Vancouver which specializes in epic fire performances and many other types of creative circus entertainment. 


Experience the magic of live performance of the Burnaby Summer Theatre for 2019!


Traditional Coast Salish Cedar Weaving with Kwantlen Elder Hazel. Kwantlen Elder, Hazel (Fillardeau) Gludo has been weaving cedar for a number of years. Hazel will teach and talk about how important it is in our lives and how years ago the people used it, and how we have great respect for our cedar tree and we too need to learn respect our trees that are around us, for the air, and how beautiful it is that we have trees. 


Artist Demonstration with Peter Lattey. Peter developed a love for wood and natural forms at an early age. Lattey’s work can best be described as Jazz music carved into wood. The forms and shapes flow sensuously. The mystery of that emotional or intellectual connection is what Peter strives to achieve. 


Stroll and shop at the juried Artisan Market both Friday & Saturday. The Market features some of BC’s finest artists and designers displaying a variety of hand crafted items. The Festival includes many talented artists!


3-2-1 . . . PAINT! The final words one often hears when entering the colour massacres of live painting competitions.  Usually a short amount of time, a palette of colours, brush in hand and an audience of eager onlookers excited about what creations lay in store from the competitors.  Vancouver has seen a plethora of new live painting events pop up in recent years.  This is our 4th year featuring our very own Park’s Edge Paint Off: Live International Painting Tournament.  Many people have never seen how paintings are created and it is an exciting spectacle to get a glimpse of what the creative process looks like first hand. Mingle that with an emphasis on speed and the chance for prizes and recognition and it’s a recipe for a fun engaging event with thrills, excitement and culture. Audience voting determine the winners of the events, and silent auction for the real prize of those who will get to walk home with a one-of-a-kind piece of art.   Burnaby Tourism, the local destination marketing organization and official ambassador of Burnaby have donated the prize money for the people’s choice 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners of the Park’s Edge Paint Off!

All artwork created during the event will be available for purchase . . . you just have to win the silent auction!  This year to top 10 voted artworks will be featured in an ONLINE auction!  May the odds be ever in your favour!


6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

6:00 pm                   Traditional Coast Salish Welcome Prayer

6:00 – 9:30 pm       Opening Reception featuring Coast Salish artist Kelly Cannell

6:00 – 9:00 pm      Opus – Creative Station featuring 2 amazing activities for ALL ages!!!

6:00 – 9:30 pm       Local BC Artists & Artisan’s selling their original handmade creations

6:00 – 9:30 pm       Beer Garden featuring local legend Dageraad’s Burnabarian!

6:10 – 7:30 pm       Rocket Fuel Band will be rocking the house!!

7:45 – 9:15 pm         Galleria Cumbria – we cannot help to bring these guys back again and again!

Good times @ the Deer Lake Art Gallery

Saturday, July 6

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:00 am – 5 pm    Local Artists & Artisan’s selling their original work, live entertainment

10:00 am – 4 pm

  •  Opus – Creative Station featuring 2 amazing activities for ALL ages!!!
  • Muckabout Gift Gallery –  Inspiration Station
  • Welcome Burnaby High School Student for Face Painting!

10:00 am                  Honoured to welcome Alec Dan from the Coastal Wolf Pack

10:10 am                   Coastal Wolf Pack Traditional Presentation

11:00 – 11:45 am      Burnaby Summer Theatre

11:00 – 1:00 pm        Coast Salish Weaving Demonstration featuring Hazel Gludo

11:00 – 1:00 pm        Peter Lattey Mask Demonstration

12:00 – 1:00 pm        Acrofire Entertainment featuring the amazing Lukas Knab

1:00 – 2:00 pm          Solo Musician (and sensation) Eddie Lam

2:00 – 3:00 pm          Smi)e Band – awesome female youth group (what talent!)

3:00 – 4:00 pm          DJBJAM spinning the tunes

4:00 – 5:00 pm           Solo Musician with the phenomenal voice – Carolyn Neapole


Saturday, July 6

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

1:00 – 3:00             Let the battle begin! And 1, 2, 3 . . . PAINT!

2:00                          Voting begins!

3:15                            Voting Closed

4:00                           Top 3 Winners Announced

4:30                           Silent Auction Closed

4:30                           ONLINE auction opens for the top 10 voted art works

For the first time ever the TOP 10 art pieces (voted by the public) will be extended to an ONLINE live auction.  The ONLINE auction closes on Friday, June 12th @ 11:00 am.  All art works in the ONLINE auction can be picked up at the Deer Lake Art Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

We would like to give you and the community a chance to have the opportunity to bid on these fabulous pieces!

Who are the artists competing in the 2019 event?

Park’s Edge includes a diverse group of emerging and professional artists!

Park’s Edge 2019 Contestants

Yukiko Adachi

Honeylyn Amaga

Farhad Amini

Flavia Chan

Grace Chen

Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Deeksha Chhabra

Kristen Elkow

Alyx Essers

Honeytta Eyvany

Jeremy Henrickson

Francisco Javier

Jace Junggyu Kim

Peter Martin

Harvinder Monga

Danica Noort

Valerie Ohtsji

Susannah Paranich

Nazgol Shokatfadaei

Eunice So

Dimitri Sirenko

Sandra Trubin

Juan Pablo Vega

Kathryn Wadel

Simi Wei

Jessica Wiebe

Madeleine Wynne

Alice (Yue) Wei

Presenting Sponsor of our 2019 Park’s Edge events:

Opus Art Supplies

We are pleased to announce that Opus Art Supplies has kindly donated all the canvases for Park’s Edge artists as well as a $50 gift card for the winner!

Tourism Burnaby

We are grateful to announce that Tourism Burnaby has kindly donated the prize money for the People’s Choice awards:  1st prize is $300, 2nd prize $125 & 3rd prize $75.


Dageraad Brewery

We are very pleased to include a beer garden in the back yard featuring Dagaraad Brewery:

Burnaby Now

Thank you Burnaby Now for being our media sponsor!  We appreciate your continued to media coverage of all our events & activities!

Muckabout Gift Gallery

Thank you Muckabout Gift Gallery Studio for providing a wondering gift package for our Park’s Edge winner!

Gigi B. on Granville Island

Thank you Gigi B on Granville Island for providing a wondering gift package for our Park’s Edge winner!


The Summer Art Festival is organized

by the Burnaby Arts Council

Outdoor Event @ Deer Lake Gallery

6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby