Brief Summary of Annual Programming:

  • The Deer Lake Gallery: The BAC publicly solicits applications for its 10–12 exhibition opportunities each calendar year. Call for submissions occurs in the fall.


  • Burnaby Summer Theatre: A juried group of SFU University theatre students write, direct and perform an original play free to audiences throughout the Lower Mainland; thus providing opportunities for all ages to experience live theatre in unexpected places. This special program has been ongoing for 25 +years.


  • Deer Lake Craft Festival: An annual juried craft market and festival, in its 43rd year, is held at the city’s beautiful Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (wheel chair accessible). Table rentals are open to all crafter/visual artists throughout the lower mainland area, and the event offers free parking and public admission.