Summer Arts Festival

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Deer Lake Craft Festival

November 16/17/18,  2018


For almost 40 years the Burnaby Arts Council has presented the best in local performers and artists set against the beautiful Deer Lake Park.  The Festival activities are surrounded by majestic trees and park on near Deer Lake, Burnaby.

The Burnaby Arts Council hosts and sponsors a wide variety of cultural events, encompassing a full range of the arts. From painting, to dance, to theater and poetry, the BAC provides a community based outlet for people of all ages to express their creativity.

The Burnaby Arts Council are passionate about the arts and dedicated to promoting the arts.

Our mandate:

  • promote the arts
  • reach out and support our members
  • create a vibrant arts presence in Burnaby

We host 2 major festivals each year:


Summer Arts Festival:  July 7, 2018

The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy featuring outdoor painting competition, over 20+ artisans, children’s art workshop, musical performance, entertainment, face painting and Exhibition and Demo featuring the Vancouver Sketch Club.

Stroll and shop at the juried Artisan Market under the tents outside on our newly landscaped front yard.  The Market features some of BC’s finest artists and designers displaying a variety of hand crafted items.  The Festival includes 20+ artisans including: a glass blower, handmade soaps by Cedar Shade Soaps, super quirky hand crafted sock creatures by SockSmithfirst nations jewelry by Rory Dawson, painted silk fashions & art, ceramics, original watercolours, acrylic and oil pastel artwork, jewelery, home crafted organic snacks & treats plus much more!   

This year we are featuring our very own Park’s Edge Paint Off: Live 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. 

 Deer Lake Craft Festival: November 16/17/18

Since 1971 the Burnaby Arts Council has presented and sponsored the Deer Lake Craft Festival. The Craft Festival is held at the beautiful Shadbolt Center for the Arts next to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC, Canada. The success of the event has resulted in 44 annual events where visitors enjoy beautiful BC artisans and their work: glass blowers, sculpture and pottery, wood, fashion and jewelry designers plus many more new artists participating in this years’ event!  For more information about the artisans go to our website.

Visitors will enjoy live music and entertainment, door prizes and raffle draws.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to finish all of you Christmas shopping in one location!