Our Live at the Gallery music program brings music into the a gallery setting, which invites the community to ensure visual and musical arts in an inclusive environment.  Our events is an exciting mix of art and sound, from the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats of local folk bands.

The Burnaby Arts Council is passionate about promoting the arts as a vital component of our city’s culture.  We take pleasure in offering free music concert series and welcome everyone in the community to attend.  Live at the Gallery Music Series is an opportunity for Deer Lake to have another regular venue for local muisicans to play and local enthusiasts to listen.  It also provides an opportunity to subvert the often rigid structure of an art gallery by having an interactive presentation being held with in it!

Studies show that listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life.


September 21

Matt Silverman & Sara Wazani are local musicians and guitar teachers at Neil Douglas Guitar Shop. Between the two of them they teach over 100 students weekly, accounting for nearly one third of the students at the guitar shop. The two classical guitarists began practicing as a duo shortly after Sara began working at the studio two years ago and have continued playing together weekly, performing when ever they can. In addition classical guitar Matt plays the Renaissance lute and Sara plays the oud, two string instruments which look very similar with bowl shaped bodies, but sound and play very differently. Matt and Sara play instrumental music from all over the span of time from the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic periods, to modern pop arrangements and original music on the classical guitar, lute, and oud. Their variety of tastes are inspired by their background in classical music combined with the varying genres of music their students bring to them. Join the duo for a wonderful evening of instrumental music.

October 19
Featuring local musicians

November 22 – 24
Weekend craft festival featuring local musicians and artisan

November 30
Performances by Vancouver Classical Guitar Society (open mic)


2019 Schedule:

Live at the Gallery – January 19
Featuring local musicians Sillken & Eddie Lam

Paint Off – February 9
Live painting competition featuring a three piece Latin band

Luminescence Opening – March 16
Opening of 2d + 3d art installation featuring DJBJAM

Luminescence Closing – April 6
Closing of the art installation featuring live music

‘Night to Remember’ GALA & Fashion Show Fundraiser – April 13
Featuring local Burnaby Designer, Yifat Jovan @ 8:00 pm
Live Art Auction @ 8:45 pm
Musical Entertainment by Cumbia Galera

Live at the Gallery – May 25
Featuring extraordinary local jazz guitarist, Bill Coon

Youth Performance featuring Burnaby High School Students – June 8
Feauring Mayor Mikey Hurley & Councillor Joe Keithley
Performances by local young musicians from Burnaby high school’s

Writing Through Art- June 15
Spoken word special event and open mic featuring Distant Tales exhibition

Live Music featured

Summer Arts Festival – July 5 & 6
Friday Evening 2 bands 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday all day live entertainment 10 am -5:00 pm

Live at the Gallery – September 21
An evening of virutosic classical guitar, oud, and lute music
with Matt Silverman and Sara Wazani

Live at the Gallery – October 19
Featuring Local musicians

Craft Festival – November 22 – 24
Weekend craft festival featuring local musicians and artisan

Live at the Gallery – November 30
Performances by Vancouver Classical Guitar Society (open mic)